Caring for people and the planet
Now more than ever, healthier and sustainable diets are at the forefront of business and public agendas and have become an urgent priority for communities across the globe. Through its Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition, the CGF drives collaborative action to make it easier for consumers to adopt healthier lifestyles for themselves and their families.
Recognising the parallels between ensuring healthy, nutritious food for consumers around the world while preserving the environment, the CHL Coalition is committed to finding ways to work collaboratively with CGF members and key stakeholders to not only protect people, but also the planet.
Therefore, CHL members are now working together – as leading manufacturers and retailers – to empower consumers to adopt healthier and more sustainable diets by launching interventions and encouraging consumers to make better choices.
To help us achieve this vision, we have created a working group with clearly defined objectives:
Build the foundation of the CGF action on Healthier & More Sustainable Diets, including a review of existing work in this space, a framework for action and guiding principles to support this work.
Enable the Coalition to launch and evaluate interventions that drive sustained behaviour change by building a clear framework that also includes a sustainability angle.
Share best practices and learnings on Healthier & More Sustainable Diets across the CGF membership by collaborating with partners to deliver the evidence for action to drive positive impact at scale faster.
Coalition members not currently engaged within the working group are welcome to do so. Companies currently not engaged in the Coalition can contact us to learn more.
Stay abreast of the Coalition’s work on Healthier & More Sustainable Diets by joining our special Learning Series. You can either register for an upcoming episode or explore our archives and watch a previous webinar session. And, if you would like to contribute to our series, please contact us.
Today, dietary risks underpin critical health problems such as stunting, wasting and chronic hunger, as well as non-communicable conditions such as overweight and obesity, and diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Food production contributes over 25% of greenhouse gas emissions and affects ecosystems through unsustainable land use practices. Consumers and citizens actions in the marketplace shape our food systems, and yet the bulk of actions for food system transformation has traditionally concentrated on supply-side measures.
In response to these critical challenges, The Consumer Goods Forum joined the Demand Generation Alliance (DGA) – a collaborative initiative towards more sustainable and nutritious foods. This cross-sectoral initiative was founded in the summer of 2020, by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development FReSH Project (WBCSD), and the Global Business School Network (GBSN).