Giovannucci, Daniele and Potts, Jason and Killian, B. and Wunderlich, C. and Schuller, S. and Soto, G. and Schroeder, K. and Vagneron, I. and Pinard, F. (2008): Seeking Sustainability: COSA preliminary analysis of sustainability initiatives in the coffee sector. Published in: Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) (2008)
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The growing economic value and consumer popularity of sustainability standards inevitably raise questions about the extent to which their structure and dynamics actually address many environmental, economic and public welfare issues. The Committee on Sustainable Assessment (COSA) was formed, in part, to develop a scientifically credible framework capable of assessing the impacts associated with the adoption of sustainability initiatives. This paper examines the pilot phase of vetting and testing the COSA method, an innovative management tool used to gather and analyze data using economic, environmental and social metrics.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Seeking Sustainability: COSA preliminary analysis of sustainability initiatives in the coffee sector|
|Keywords:||sustainability initiatives, standards, organic, fair trade, Rainforest, social, environmental, economic certification|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries
|Depositing User:||Daniele Giovannucci|
|Date Deposited:||15. Feb 2009 08:48|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 23:28|
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