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INCAE: A private, non-profit, multinational, higher-education organization devoted to teaching and research endeavors in the fields of business and economics aimed at training and instructing, from a worldwide perspective, individuals capable of successfully holding top management positions in Latin America. Further information available at:

ISO 14001: The international specification for an environmental management system (EMS). It specifies requirements for establishing an environmental policy, determining environmental aspects and impacts of products/activities/services, planning environmental objectives and measurable targets, implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets, checking and corrective action, and management review.

International Finance Corporation: Established in 1956, The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. More available information can be found at:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries. For more information please visit:

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): The investigation and valuation of the environmental impacts of a given product or service caused or necessitated by its existence.

National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC): Founded in 1927 as a business cooperative that promotes the production and export of Colombian coffee. It currently represents more than 550,000 producers, most of whom are small family owned farms. Additional information available at:

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