What We Do

We draw on diverse perspectives to create mutually beneficial sustainability systems

Measuring What Matters

Selecting the sustainability data you
really need

Social

Environmental

Economic

Our SMART indicators and unique tools deliver science-based data that always aligns with global norms such as the SDGs and dozens of other multilateral guidelines and normative references – the right data drives clear insights.

Data to Knowledge

Pragmatically and easily functional for
managers to have clear insights for:

  • ROI
  • Decisions
  • Risk

Supply Chains and Companies

Guiding responsible sourcing and tracking Performance

McDonalds

Standardizing sustainability processes ensures credibility and effective results across its global coffee supply base

Nestlé

Understanding their environmental impacts helped this agile firm adjust and reach elevated levels of sustainability

McCain Foods

For one of the world’s largest food companies, excellence goes beyond a product to include advancing rural development among its global operations

Coca Cola
Still Beverages

New systems enable this leading firm to have full control of responsible sourcing from Traceability and Compliance to Verification & Performance Dashboards

Government and Development Agencies

Smart design and efficient targeting drive performance

FAO

Serving 194 Member Nations, the FAO commissioned COSA to develop its Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture (SAFA) for Small Farmers

Mexico Ministry of Agriculture

Radically re-formulating development technology to see rapid results with rural targeting plus knowing the actual ROI of its program investments

United Nations

As Founding Member of the Advisory Panel, COSA helped formulate the content for governments to better understand and influence sustainability through Voluntary Standards

IFC

International Finance Corporation – stimulating more rational sustainability-oriented decisions among its clients with transparent COSA metrics

Stakeholder Platforms

Driving learning and results to scale up impact across a sector

IDB Multilateral Investment Fund

Providing state-of-the-art sustainability practices and shared knowledge to its public-private investments across Latin America with the SAFE Platform

Global Coffee Platform

Ensuring world-wide understanding of coffee industry sustainability with common metrics

United Nations

Gathering 72 very diverse global experts to agree on a common vision for Food & Agriculture in the 21st Century and to frame “The Future of Sustainability”

Sustainable Food Lab

We help coalesce diverse groups to partner toward common goals so ‘many hands make light work’

Farm & Community

Ensuring real impact for farmers and including them as partners

Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers

Together comparing the actual impact of many seven sustainability standards for benefits to farmers

Kenya

Cooperatives were pleasantly surprised, after participating in research, to receive functional results that they could use

Honduras

Providing the largest farmer group our advanced field performance data technology helped them to understand their farmers and manage for outcomes

Cote d’Ivoire

Our technology helps credibly assess sustainability factors for many thousands of cocoa producers within the world’s largest cocoa exporter

Key Areas

Understanding important ways to leverage real change

Landscape Systems

Providing the largest farmer group our advanced field performance data technology helped them to understand their farmers and manage for outcomes

Producer Organizations

Benefitting from the ‘group genius’ of 30 institutional experts, our insightful metrics provide complete diagnostics for rural organizations to thrive

Resilience Assessments

Distilling best practices and then streamlining so anyone can use and understand resilience metrics, a vital component of poverty reduction

Sustainability Standards

Helping standards and certifications to be more effective in sustainability strategies

Gender Indicators

Helping understand women’s roles, so they can more effectively contribute to their agriculture communities and themselves

Our Solutions

    • Mapping the optimal strategy
    • Selecting the right sustainability programs
    • Designing right-sized measurement systems
    • Integrating sustainability into day-to-day organizational functions
  • Indicators

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    • Proven Globally
    • Aligned with global norms
    • Ensure comparability and benchmarking
    • Information you can really use
    • Scalable Research
    • Fast Accurate Surveys
    • Hotspots
    • Performance
    • Impact
    • Make objectives & results crystal clear
    • Track progress in real-time
    • Ensure transparency, traceability, and verification
    • Identify your risks and gaps easily
    • Deepen learning
    • Group Genius
    • Strategic Analysis
    • Risk Management
    • ROI