Daniele Giovannucci is the President of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment and leads the network of global partnerships that are a hallmark of its participatory learning process for improving sustainability practices.
His enthusiasm for a pragmatic approach to research and development stems from15 years as a business executive in food-related firms. Later, as Senior Consultant to the World Bank (Markets and Agribusiness Thematic Team), he helped evolve the design of sustainability components for many rural development and agribusiness projects for nearly a decade. He has developed or managed projects in more than 30 countries since he began working on the sustainability issues of developing nations in 1992.
Over the last 15 years, Daniele has led or contributed to the strategies of a number of major development institutions and several governments. In 2011-12, he led the global teams formulating the strategic input on Food and Agriculture for the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development and for the landmark Rio+20 Earth Summit launch of the UN’s SD-21 Report.
Downloads of his published work rank him in the top 1% of the more than 240,000 professional authors tracked by the Social Science Research Network (including translations) and his newest major works (co-authored) are Sustainable Development in the 21st Century (United Nations DESA) and Measuring Sustainability: COSA findings in 12 countries for coffee and cocoa.