Olivia Riemer

Project Coordinator

With a background in agricultural science, and food economics, Olivia manages the True Cost Initiative at TMG. Her research focuses on true cost accounting, and sustainable food system transformation. Olivia is currently co-developing guidelines for the food sector that integrate externalities into business reporting.

Olivia Riemer
True Value: Revealing the Positive Impacts of Food Systems Transformation
Publication

True Value: Revealing the Positive Impacts of Food Systems Transformation

A new report by TMG staff identifies six case studies around the world which highlight the positive impacts of True Cost Accounting on food systems
Making the hidden costs of our food systems visible
News

Making the hidden costs of our food systems visible

An article promoting the consideration of True Cost Accounting as a path to transform food systems
True Cost Accounting and Dietary Patterns: A Strategy for Transformative Food Systems

Working Paper

True Cost Accounting and Dietary Patterns: A Strategy for Transformative Food Systems

Michael Hamm, Olivia Riemer, Alexander Müller, Kathleen Merrigan

An analysis of the true costs of sustainable and healthy food and how True Cost Accounting, TCA can be argued for – and what political asks can be phrased from it – starting from the vantage point of sustainable diets.

True Cost Accounting Agrifood Handbook

Technical Guide

True Cost Accounting Agrifood Handbook

Olivia Riemer, Sivan van Leerzem, Dr. Janine von Wolfersdorff and Gyde Wollesen

Practical guidelines for the food and farming sector on impact measurement, valuation and reporting

True Cost Accounting and Dietary Patterns: The Opportunity for Coherent Food System Policy (Full Report)

Report

True Cost Accounting and Dietary Patterns: The Opportunity for Coherent Food System Policy (Full Report)

Michael W. Hamm, Olivia Riemer and Tanja Ploetz

An analysis of the true costs of sustainable and healthy food

True Cost Accounting and Dietary Patterns: The Opportunity for Coherent Food System Policy (Short Version)

Report

True Cost Accounting and Dietary Patterns: The Opportunity for Coherent Food System Policy (Short Version)

Michael W. Hamm, Olivia Riemer and Tanja Ploetz

An analysis of the true costs of sustainable and healthy food

True Value: Revealing the Positive Impacts of Food Systems Transformation

Report

True Value: Revealing the Positive Impacts of Food Systems Transformation

TMG, Global Alliance for the Future of Food

Commissioned by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, this report identifies the positive impacts of True Cost Accounting on different aspects of global food systems

True Cost Accounting: Inventory Report

Report

True Cost Accounting: Inventory Report

Tobias Bandel, Maximiliano Cortes Sotomayor, Benjamin Kayatz, Alexander Müller, Olivia Riemer, Gyde Wollesen

This research is commissioned by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and is conducted by Soil & More Impacts and TMG Thinktank for Sustainability.

Social Capital in the Food Sector: A Brief for True Cost Accounting Considerations

Info Brief

Social Capital in the Food Sector: A Brief for True Cost Accounting Considerations

Olivia Riemer, Alexander Müller, Sebastian Hanss-Mirodone

The Brief provides an overview of the concept of social capital, how it is linked to food- and farming-related businesses, and why it determines business failure and success.

Organic Food's Value to Human Health

Info Brief

Organic Food's Value to Human Health

Michael Hamm, Olivia Riemer, Alexander Müller

This brief presents the current state of knowledge on the health impacts of organic versus conventionally produced food.

Human Health and the Food System: A Brief for True Cost Accounting Considerations

Info Brief

Human Health and the Food System: A Brief for True Cost Accounting Considerations

Michael Hamm, Olivia Riemer, Alexander Müller

This brief highlights the issues and opportunities regarding human health and the food system.

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