As co-chairs of the Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (CHL) of The Consumer Goods Forum, we would like to inform you that today we launch the Global Learning Mechanism, a key element of the work led by our Coalition which aims to empower people to lead healthier lives while creating shared value for business and communities. We are positively impacting in three areas including, inspiring healthier behaviours in-stores & in communities, building upon digital innovations and data sharing.
Global Learning Mechanism (GLM)
The Global Learning Mechanism is the online platform that will enable us all to learn from each other on how to best deliver real impact, at scale for healthier lives It is a one-stop, open access database for all information on health-related activities being led by the consumer goods industry and associated stakeholders across the globe. With the Covid-19 crisis the initial focus of the platform is on best practices, learnings, insights on mitigating the impact of the pandemic across our industry.
The CGF has partnered with members and other key experts to build and develop content for the platform and for the benefit of its users. Our founding partners include BCG, Capgemini, KPMG, Nielsen and Oliver Wyman.
The platform also includes CEOs perspectives, Covid-19 tracker, 470 case studies on industry actions, reports and recommendations about local collectives’ initiatives around the world, learnings & new norms for our industry to impact healthier lives.
The focus of the platform is to share the case for change, the path for scale, the approach to financial sustainability and to enable us all to set up new business practices.
The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted the critical need for collective industry action to protect the health and safety of people and communities across the globe and create shared business value. Now, more than ever, health and wellness has been thrust to the top of private and public sector agendas.
The Global Learning Mechanism is a live platform that will be constantly updated with the latest health-related information. We will soon be publishing reports and recommendations about our local CHL collective initiatives around the world.
In these unprecedented times, we would like to encourage all stakeholders – retailers, manufacturers, public authorities, NGOs, academics, etc – to stretch their thinking around what is possible to support people in living healthier. We aim to inspire companies to scale within their own operations and put health and wellbeing at the core of their strategic agenda and social purpose.
We would like to thank all members and partners who continue to contribute their resources and we look forward to sharing the latest insights and learnings on health and wellbeing from across the globe.
If you would like to contribute resources to the Global Learning Mechanism platform, please see the Content Management Principles.
We hope this platform will inspire you to set business practices for healthier lives.
Isabelle Grosmaitre, Danone and Marcus Osborne, Walmart
Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition Co-Chairs
For years, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has been a pioneer in bringing key cross-sector stakeholders together to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the industry today. The Covid-19 outbreak has further highlighted the critical need for collective industry action to protect the health and safety of people and communities across the globe and create shared business value. Now more than ever, health and wellness has been thrust to the top of private and public sector agendas. People across the globe are increasingly looking for effective solutions to address their health issues and are seeking products that are not only better for their health, but also better for the planet. Meanwhile, organisations need the latest information and are looking to their peers across sectors for insights, support and partnerships. While the commitment of key industry players, large and small, has led to considerable progress, global health remains a huge challenge for which collaboration is essential to tackle urgent health crises and drive positive change.
Collective knowledge, data and best-practice sharing is fundamental in moving towards the goal of driving behaviour change and empowering healthier people in communities around the globe, while ensuring value for the stakeholders that take up the challenge to positively impact people’s health. The Global Learning Mechanism (GLM) has been created in response to this vital need for key stakeholders with an interest in health. The GLM is the one-stop open access database for all information on health-related activities being led by the consumer goods industry and associated stakeholders across the globe. This go-to digital platform, gathering the most up-to-date and relevant content on work around health and wellness being undertaken by CGF members and stakeholders around the world, will be unique resource. From the latest innovations and insights from the CGF’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action, employee health, in-store interventions, digital activations, and beyond, the GLM is to be leveraged to drive transformation at scale.
Through the GLM, we aim to extend learning opportunities for the health and wellness community across the globe, through the sharing of key resources and insights. Our ambition will be achieved through members and partners actively sharing resources, in line with the GLM Project Charter commitments.
How it Works
How to Contribute
For information on how to contribute insights, information, research or case studies from your company or organisation, please see the Content Management Principles. Should you have additional questions on the GLM, please contact the CGF Health & Wellness team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.