How does your morning cup of coffee affect the lives of families and the environment in Timor-Leste?

At Monash Business School we are exploring the economic and social impacts of the coffee industry in Timor-Leste to find ways to help local coffee producers become more sustainable. Considering economic and environmental factors, we surveyed 800 coffee growers and combined the results with GPS and remote-sensing data to determine how simple measures – such as encouraging growers to implement fair-trade practices or introduce health and safety rules – could improve growers' welfare, while also managing natural resources and environmental threats.

When we think business, we also think leadership, and so we practice what we preach. As signatories to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, Monash Business School contributes to humanitarian work through our enduring partnerships with advocacy organisations, as well as initiatives such as the Monash Green Steps project. Become part of the future generation of business leaders, aware of how the decisions you make can have a positive impact on the world.

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