Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

We help organizations understand sustainability with easy and credible, science-based solutions. We may each hold different ideas about what is “sustainable” and, in all cases, solid metrics help us advance rationally. - The principles of collaboration and partnership are reflected in our foundational values: - Providing intelligent guidance & easy-to-use tools to accelerate sustainability Credibility that comes from balancing science-based rigor with deep pragmatic experience - Simplify the complexity of sustainability with standardized metrics Measure what matters to make better decisions and share stories about impact that matters

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RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCING: KEY DIFFERENCES

Brief synopsis: In their simplest forms, Responsible Sourcing requires meeting or complying with accepted levels of ethical or responsible practices in areas such as human rights or pollution, whereas Sustainable Sourcing goes beyond compliance to engage and improve the conditions of sustainability that can include areas such as dignified livelihoods or climate-smart practices. Responsible Sourcing …

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MEXICO AND RWANDA TAKE THE LEAD IN TRANSFORMING THEIR COFFEE DATA

A process emerges to systemically address barriers to sustainability. This week, ICO members, coffee stakeholders, and development partners meet at the annual CEO & Global Leaders Forum to review commitments and concrete actions as part of the ICO’s Roadmap toward a sustainable, transparent, and fair global coffee sector. By now, most of us have learned …

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GET READY: HOW SUSTAINABILITY DATA IS CHANGING

Emmanuel Faber, former chairman of Danone, and other experts think coming changes in sustainability data will benefit nearly everyone with clarity and lower costs. Work on new standardization of data is accelerating fast as the finance and insurance sectors are demanding data to assess sustainability and risks; they want it to be as readily standardized …

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BEYOND ESG REPORTING: THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY IS PERFORMANCE

A large Harris Poll survey 1 of global corporate CEOs for Google finds that fully two-thirds of them question how genuine or effective their sustainability efforts are. Most admit they do not even have realistic sustainability metrics or tools in place. The value of ESG scores has always been limited. Many can be ambiguously interpreted …

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