Daniele Giovannucci is the co-founder of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), formed by a global consortium of more than twenty institutions and United Nations agencies. COSA has pioneered innovative ways to measure sustainability and the actual impacts of ecological and social standards such as organics and Fair Trade. As an adviser to international agencies and governments, Daniele has conducted research on markets and trade competitiveness in more than thirty countries and is a former Senior Consultant to the World Bank Group.
He has received several international awards for his pioneering work in coffee and sustainability. Over the twelve months ending in October, 2009, searches on Daniele’s new published work ranked in the top 1% of the more than 118,000 professional authors of The Social Science Research Network, the largest web repository in the field. His work on markets and agro-enterprise has been translated into several languages and his newest book Guide to Geographical Indications – Linking Products and their Origins is being launched by the United Nations International Trade Centre in late 2009.
Born in rural Italy, he resides primarily in the United States. His webpage is www.DGiovannucci.net.