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The Power of Poverty Assessment: Monitoring Sustainability Performance in Food & Agriculture Systems

Guest Presenter: Daniele Giovannucci, President and Co-Founder and Jessica Mullan, Performance Monitoring Program Coordinator, COSA


Summary: This webinar featured presenters from the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), a neutral, non-profit, global consortium whose mission is to advance sustainability in agriculture via partnerships and learning. COSA President and Co-Founder, Daniele Giovannucci, and Performance Monitoring Program Coordinator, Jessica Mullan, shared cutting-edge approaches to monitoring sustainability in agricultural supply chains. Performance Monitoring (PM) offers fast results at a very low cost which makes it particularly suitable for understanding sustainability performance in areas with limited capacity or resources for learning or assessment. PM is an optimal management tool for projects or investments, integrating vital information into real-time dashboards to improve decision-making. Daniele and Jessica discussed the process of performance monitoring and highlighted examples from their global work with diverse companies and organizations. The last portion of the webinar featured a Q & A session between webinar attendees and the presenters.

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