April 8, 2019 Website  The Coffee Data Standard: A Benchmark Achievement for Sustainability

In an ever-changing market environment, the Global Coffee Platform, Committee on Sustainability Assessment, Rainforest Alliance, and Waterwatch Cooperative are collaborating on the Coffee Data Standard with the support of ISEAL Alliance.

March 14, 2019 Website  How Big Data and Technology are Altering Supply Chains and Farming

Daniele Giovannucci and Matthew Himmel will show data and technology innovations developed by leading organizations and thinkers this past year and focus on the specific applications that make a difference for coffee growing, at the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) Expo in Boston.

March 14, 2019 Website  Using Scale for Good: Surprising Facts About McDonald’s Coffee Business. A Conversation with McDonald’s, Major Roasters and Conservation International

How does a major global brand partner with leading roasters and suppliers to create new levels of sustainability, transparency and measurable performance, and what can the industry learn from this? 

March 14, 2019 Website  What will the co-operative of the future look like?

Co-operatives are vital for many millions of small farmers. So why do some co-ops make a difference and others fail miserably?

January 14, 2019 Website  Why many training programs are flawed

Training can be a powerful instrument to foster change. It is probably the single most common developmental intervention in the world of agriculture. But as COSA’s Carlos de los Rios and Daniele Giovannucci argue, evidence is mounting that all too often it doesn’t meet its objectives. Published in Coffee & Cocoa International.

January 14, 2019 Website  The end of Sustainable Development

Troubling issues such as a growing focus on single issues in sustainability that fail to address its comprehensive nature, are examined in this January 2019 editorial and interview from Coffee &Cocoa International, with COSA president Daniele Giovannucci.

November 17, 2018 Website  Indispensable pensar en la responsabilidad social y ambiental por parte de los corporativos

Daniele Giovannucci, presidente de COSA, dirigiéndose a los participantes de la conferencia anual SINTERCAFE en Costa Rica recientemente, explica que nos enfrentamos ante el problema de definir en qué radica la sustentabilidad, “Este trabajo cobra aún más importancia para el mundo del café ante la crisis de precios que amenaza hoy en día el futuro de la industria”.

November 17, 2018 Website  Sustainability in Coffee: What are the Main Issues?

COSA president Daniele Giovannucci reflects on the universal challenge for coffee farmers worldwide in this interview with Perfect Daily Grind.

November 7, 2018 Website  COSA to Share Sustainability Measurement Expertise at Brazilian Conference

COSA has been asked to participate at the Innovation Session at the Global Coffee Platform event in Brazil.

November 7, 2018 Website  Fostering resilience through territorial and bio-cultural assets

In many countries, especially less developed ones, there are considerable intangible assets that are often not captured or even valued by markets.

October 19, 2018 Website  COSA President Headlines Sintercafe 2018

“There’s a lot of talk about sustainability but not enough intelligent ‘doing’ about it.”

September 27, 2018 Website  Investing in Climate Smart Agriculture

COSA contributes its expertise as part of the GCP’s Online Learning Series this September.

August 23, 2018 Website  Sustainability Metrics and Data Democratization in Daily Coffee News

COSA President Daniele Giovannucci: “I believed that if we could offer a pragmatic results-based alternative, it would really make a difference for those who actually care about results.” Learn how COSA advances that mission.

August 23, 2018 Website  Global Business Magazine Highlights Coffee Value Chain Report

STiR Magazine interviews Daniele Giovannucci and Luis Samper on their recent work on the powerful role of intangibles in the coffee value chain.

June 18, 2018 Website  COSA Featured in Coffee Barometer 2018

COSA details the keys to creating a successful sustainable sourcing program.

June 18, 2018 Website  Tea & Coffee Trade Journal Highlights COSA President’s Research

In their April 2018 magazine edition, Tea and Coffee Trade Journal highlighted COSA President Daniele Giovannucci’s contributions to the recent World Intellectual Property Organization paper on the intangibles in the coffee value chain.

May 30, 2018 Website  Global Coffee Report Features COSA

In Global Coffee Report’s May/June 2018 edition, COSA’s work is featured in the article, “Making Metrics Matter.”

May 29, 2018 Website  Lean Research Webinar with MIT and SFL

COSA was invited to contribute its findings in MIT’s D-Lab’s Lean Research Field Guide.

May 15, 2018 Website  Agricultural agency hopes coffee program will continue after election

Coffee and Cocoa International’s March 2018 edition highlighted Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food’s (SAGARPA) efforts to help coffee farmers and boost production have so far yielded excellent results.

May 15, 2018 Website  Intangibles: New Keys to Economic Sustainability

Coffee and Cocoa International’s March 2018 edition reviewed COSA’s President Daniele Giovannucci’s recent joint publication with Luis Fernando Samper and Luciana Marques Vieira in the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization annual publication.

April 13, 2018 Website  How do Leading Corporate Thinkers Engage Technology to Drive Sustainability Goals?

COSA partnered with the Innovation Forum to ask panelists how new technology is advancing their sustainability programs.

October 26, 2017 Website  Brace for Impact

COSA partnered with the Global Forum of Agricultural Research (GFAR) to share effective tools for understanding, managing and accelerating impact.

August 27, 2017 Website  Grounds for Change

Proudly home to wall hangings depicting Neil Armstrong, JFK and dogs playing poker, the independent coffeehouse Soma serves up lattes, mochas, macchiatos and regular cups of joe.

August 23, 2017 Website  Simpler Ways To Measure Resilience

COSA and its partners share new Resilience indicators and measurements in this webinar.

April 19, 2017 Website  Sustainability Collaborations that Work

COSA and the Specialty Coffee Association asked expert panelists about their approach to sustainability collaborations and what works and what does not in this 60-minute webinar.

March 29, 2017 Website  Developing Indicators for Sustainable Agriculture Standards

This 60-minute webinar outlines how sustainable agriculture standards are being used worldwide to build sustainable agri-food systems that are environmentally and socially balanced.

March 27, 2017 Website  US Companies Selling More Coffee With A Conscience

The sustainable coffee business, which tries to pay growers a premium while helping the environment, has gone mainstream however–attracting companies and consumers.

March 27, 2017 Website  US Organic Coffee Sales Perk Up Despite Dozing Economy

Despite lagging economic growth, the North American organic coffee market topped $1.3 billion in 2008, making it the single most valuable organic product imported..

March 27, 2017 Website  Organic Coffee Booming in North America in 2008

Despite the economic recession then, consumers seem to choose organic products especially when they perceive there is real and lasting value. Such data were exposed by coffee market analyst Daniele Giovannucci at a sampling event hosted by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a OTA project at New York City’s Union Square Cafe.

March 27, 2017 Website  A Sustained Buzz: Five Experts’ Favorite Eco-Friendly Coffees

As it profits from the global caffeine jones, many of the biggest producers continue to buy beans from growers who slash rainforests and exploit workers. With that in mind (and steaming cup in hand), I invited top coffee experts to recommend their favorite ethical brands, imposing two rules:…

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