Advancing U.S. leadership in international conservation through public and private partnerships and developing the next generation of Congressional conservation leaders
Jim Hanna, Director of Environmental Affairs, Starbucks
Jill Sigal, VP of U.S. Government Policy, Conservation International
Brennan Van Dyke, Senior Advisor to the CEO, The Global Environment Facility
Partners: Starbucks, Conservation International, The Global Environment Facility
Starbucks is using its scale to drive systematic change in business practices around the world and make sustainable coffee production the industry standard. Starbucks has set ambitious goals to improve practices where they have the most impact. For example, by 2015, 100% of their coffee with be ethically sourced. In partnership with Conservation International, Starbucks has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines for responsibly grown coffee called Coffee And Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices. Starbucks works directly with farmers to develop responsible growing methods and improve coffee quality, as well as invests in loan programs for coffee-growing communities to ensure a sustainable supply of quality coffee.
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