PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES

 

COFFEE BAROMETER 2018

Conservation International, COSA, Hivos, Oxfam-Worldshops, Solidaridad and Safe Platform

Without major efforts to adapt production to climate change, increase transparency in the value chain and improve social conditions on farms, global production will not be able to keep pace with rising coffee demand.

Coffee Barometer 2018 (PDF) explores the wide variety of environmental, social and economic issues threatening the future of coffee production, and pinpoints the gaping holes in our collective knowledge that urgently need to be tackled. It examines the recent series of acquisitions and mergers within the global coffee industry, looks at the main trends and addresses the unequal power relations embedded in the global coffee value chain and the main factors creating stress for producers at farm level. 
 

EARTH SECURITY GROUP REPORT 2017

“Sustainable Development Goals for Business Diplomacy and Growth”
Earth Security Group

The Earth Security Report 2017 provides a roadmap for global business to align their growth to the demands for social inclusion and environmental security that are defining the countries in which they operate, whilst navigating the risks and opportunities reflected in the wider Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda. 

In a specific analysis of the coffee sector in South America, the dual challenges of smallholder livelihoods and climate change are highlighted.
 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

CEO GUIDE TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The circular economy moves away from the traditional “take-make-dispose” economic model to one that is regenerative by design, with a goal of retaining as much value as possible from resources, products, parts and materials to create a system that allows for long life, optimal reuse, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling.

This CEO guide aims to give business leaders the tools they need to implement circular economy principles, by outlining five business models and three disruptive technologies that companies can explore.
 

ELLEN MCARTHUR FOUNDATION

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.
 


CLIMATE ACTION

A BREWING STORM: THE CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS TO COFFEE

Climate Institute

At current rates, climate change could cut Arabica coffee production areas in half by 2050. 

This Climate Institute report examines the extent to which climate change is impacting coffee production globally, in a hope to encourage greater engagement from the coffee industry and consumers with key initiatives that aim to protect this valuable commodity.
 

CEO GUIDE TO CLIMATE ACTION

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Business has a key role to play in addressing the challenges of climate change, whether it be through individual commitments, active support of public policies, engaging in large-scale initiatives or establishing sectoral pathways. 

This CEO guide serves as a compass on how you can engage your company in climate action and integrate climate solutions at the core of your business. 
 

COMPANIES AND BIODIVERSITY: MANAGING IMPACTS ON THE VALUE CHAIN

ACT4NATURE

This report encourages companies to look at the indirect impact of their value chain on biodiversity – from the supply phase to management of waste from the used product, including product transport and use. It addresses what is called “scope 3” in the context of climate action, drawing on some 30 concrete examples to demonstrate the benefits of this broader approach, its difficulties and the solutions that EpE members have found to incorporate this dimension in their operations.
 

LIVING PLANET REPORT 2018: AIMING HIGHER

Institute of Zoology & WWF 

The Living Planet Report, WWF’s flagship publication released every two years, is a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and the health of the planet. The Living Planet Report 2018 is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge.
 


PARTNERSHIPS FOR IMPACT

A FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION IN AGRI-BUSINESS

Earth Security Group

The Earth Security Group provides agri-businesses with a practical framework to implement the 10 Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

CAPITALISING CONSERVATION

Clarmondial

Igniting lasting positive climate change calls for a fundamental transformation of our key economic systems: cities, food, and energy, along with our production-consumption system. 

Capitalising Conservation explores how conservation organisations and their partners can mobilise private investment in conservation and illustrates how leading conservation organisations have pioneered investment strategies and structures in conservation finance through the use of case studies. 
 

THE GLOBAL GOALS YEARBOOK

The macondo Foundation & United Nations Publications

The Global Goals Yearbook is a publication in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the advancement of corporate sustainability globally. It offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the SDGs and the Ten Principles of the Global Compact.
 

REPORTING MATTERS 2018

WBCSD

Reporting Matters was developed in partnership with Radley Yeldar to help improve the effectiveness of non-financial corporate reporting. 

Reporting Matters 2018 looks at the underlying processes and impact of reporters’ activities on three key issues – climate change, water and human rights – through a series of deep dive reports. These deep dives focus on the evolving regulatory and reporting context and explore the underlying processes companies are adopting to address these three key issues, backed up by member case studies which show the links between reporting performance and impact.
 

THE CRAFT AND SCIENCE OF COFFEE

Nespresso

The coffee value chain is complex, combining science with the practicalities of coffee production and distribution. Designed for industry professionals and coffee aficionados, this new resource brings science to the forefront through insightful analysis.

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