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Committee on Sustainability Assessment

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At the Committee on Sustainability Assessment, volunteering can offer insights and awareness of challenges to agricultural sustainability. Nearly one-seventh of the world’s population depends on farming for their livelihoods.They are among the most vulnerable workers or families anywhere; most are small farmers working small plots of land.We are looking for people who feel as passionate as we do about understanding global sustainability and want to help us grow public awareness of the issues:

  • Who will grow your coffee in the future?
  • What happens when a company discovers child or forced labor in its supply chain?
  • How can governments get better information about the viability of commodity sectors?
  • How can farmers build resilience?
By measuring on-the-ground realities in a neutral, unbiased way, we learn what is working and what is not in sustainable agriculture. You can help us in various ways: Are you proficient in Excel? Can you edit videos, or create engaging info-graphics? We would like to hear from you.

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About Committee on Sustainability Assessment

Location:

1008 South 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, US

Mission Statement

COSA's mission is to advance systematic and science-based measurement tools for understanding, managing, and accelerating sustainability. We envision a world with a balanced and global understanding of the environmental, social, and economic dimensions to mutually advance sustainable agriculture.

Description

The need for a coherent agreement on what sustainability means, and how to practically measure it, was the impetus for the genesis of COSA. In agriculture, major challenges include poverty, food security, water scarcity and pollution, basic human and labor rights, land degradation, loss of biodiversity and climate change. For many, the knowledge that two-thirds of the world’s poorest are actually farmers in developing countries represents one of the most profound failures of modern agricultural development. Today, COSA's stakeholders view us as a neutral authority on sustainability measurement because of the scientific rigor applied, and vetting by many of the world’s most influential institutions. We work in the public and private sectors for advancing a common global language around sustainability.

Environment
Hunger
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Video Production
  • Market Research / Analysis

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, but a couple hours a week ideal
  • Able to work remotely, good internet; and you keep your word

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