Starbucks is significantly increasing its commitment to sustainability – in partnership with Arizona State University.
The coffee giant plans to develop a new sustainability learning and innovation lab at Hacienda Alsacia, the company’s global agronomy headquarters for research and development located in Costa Rica. The lab will serve as a hub for hands-on and virtual learning opportunities for Starbucks employees, students, researchers and industry leaders to develop and scale sustainable solutions for issues including climate adaption and agricultural economics.
Starting in fall 2023, the lab will offer the first wave of educational programming to select Arizona State University (ASU) students and Starbucks employees. The first wave will leverage ASU’s educational technology and faculty to offer an expanded student experience, including study abroad opportunities tied to existing sustainability-related ASU degree programs. The Starbucks lab is expected to physically open within the next three years.Chain Store Age