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CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe News Update 24 Aug 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Sponsors the 2021 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue – Europe The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition (FPC) is proud to sponsor this year’s annual Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) – Europe, to be held virtually from 27th to 29th September. SPOD – Europe is a joint venture by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the European Palm Oil Alliance, and the FPC joins the […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance News Update 12 Aug 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance On August 4th, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) spoke on a panel discussion hosted by BrightTALK on the topic of sustainable finance. Ignacio who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Food Waste and Plastic Waste was invited to the panel to share his thoughts on the role of the financial sector […]
Landscape Engagement is Key to Tackling Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director News Update 28 Jul 2021 Forest Positive Landscape Engagement is Key to Tackling Deforestation, Says CGF Sustainability Director In July 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, published an editorial in Business Green about the importance of businesses’ involvement in landscape-level initiatives as part of the global strategy to fight deforestation. The article, entitled “Businesses must engage in landscapes initiatives if we are to tackle deforestation,” explains the business case […]
New Film Illustrates Forest Positive Coalition’s First Collective Landscape Investment News Update 30 Jun 2021 Forest Positive New Film Illustrates Forest Positive Coalition’s First Collective Landscape Investment During The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) annual Global Summit, the CGF launched a new digital video series, produced by BBC Storyworks, highlighting the power of the consumer goods industry to help build better lives through better business. One film, “Coalitions Protecting Our Forests” focused specifically on the CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, which was […]
Members of Forest Positive Coalition Call for Stronger EU Laws Against Imported Deforestation News Update 21 May 2021 Forest Positive Members of Forest Positive Coalition Call for Stronger EU Laws Against Imported Deforestation On 18th May 2021, European-based members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition signed a statement from 11 consumer goods companies entitled “Business leaders support bold EU actions to eliminate imported deforestation”. The statement calls for the EU (European Union) to adopt strong legislation to stop imported deforestation within the European market, which […]
Forest Positive Coalition Welcomes Three New Members: Asia Pulp and Paper, Reckitt and Sodexo News Update 18 May 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Welcomes Three New Members: Asia Pulp and Paper, Reckitt and Sodexo Since its official launch at Climate Week NYC in September 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition has been pleased to welcome three new members: Asia Pulp and Paper, Reckitt, and Sodexo. The addition of these three members brings the Coalition’s membership to 20 CGF members committed to removing deforestation, forest degradation and […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins SPC Impact 2021 News Update 27 Apr 2021 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Joins SPC Impact 2021 On 20th April 2021, CGF Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC’s) annual SPC Impact conference for a virtual session entitled, “Responsible Sourcing: Why Companies are Making Investments in the Forests They Rely On?” in his role as director of the CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition. The session was sponsored by the Sustainable […]
New Publication from CGF Forest Positive Coalition Illustrates Consumer Goods Companies’ Collective Strategy for Driving End to Commodity-Driven Deforestation Press Release 31 Mar 2021 Forest Positive New Publication from CGF Forest Positive Coalition Illustrates Consumer Goods Companies’ Collective Strategy for Driving End to Commodity-Driven Deforestation PARIS, 31 March 2021 — Six months after being officially launched at New York Climate Week, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has published its first-ever report,  “Taking Root: Embarking on the Forest Positive Journey,” which offers a comprehensive illustration of the Coalition’s strategy to lead cross-sector efforts in ending commodity-driven […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging Commodity Roadmap News Update 26 Mar 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging Commodity Roadmap The Forest Positive Coalition has published the first version of its Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging (PPP) Roadmap, a foundational document for Coalition members which will guide them in their efforts to remove deforestation and conversion from PPP supply chains. It is the third Commodity Roadmap from the Coalition: the first, on palm oil, was […]
CGF Applauds Banking Institutions’ Ongoing Collaboration to Help End Deforestation News Update 05 Feb 2021 Forest Positive CGF Applauds Banking Institutions’ Ongoing Collaboration to Help End Deforestation The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) applauds the continued efforts of a number of leading banking institutions to build a forest positive future. In the most recent example of such efforts, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has published a new report about opportunities for the banking sector to contribute to efforts to […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Launches Commodity Working Group on Beef News Update 02 Feb 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Launches Commodity Working Group on Beef The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action, a CEO-led initiative of leading consumer goods companies taking collective action for a forest positive future, has now launched a Beef Working Group as part of its ongoing efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from key commodity supply chains. The Beef Working Group […]
UK Government Recognises Impact of CGF Forest Positive Coalition News Update 25 Jan 2021 Forest Positive UK Government Recognises Impact of CGF Forest Positive Coalition The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition was very pleased to have been recently recognised by the UK Government as a source for positive change to help stop commodity-driven deforestation. In a written response to the recommendations from the Global Resource Initiative (GRI), the UK Government referenced the CGF and its Forest Positive Coalition […]
CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector Press Release 21 Jan 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Joint Statement on Human Rights in the Palm Oil Sector PARIS, 21 January 2021 —  As collectives of major global companies with supply chains in the palm oil sector,  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition and Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour both share a steadfast commitment to tackling environmental and social issues associated with palm oil production and supply.  […]
CGF Members Endorse EU Position Paper Calling for “Smart Mix” of EU Legislative Action on Imported Deforestation News Update 15 Dec 2020 Forest Positive CGF Members Endorse EU Position Paper Calling for “Smart Mix” of EU Legislative Action on Imported Deforestation CGF members, including those of the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, have joined a larger group of more than 50 organisations who have endorsed a new position paper from the Tropical Forest Alliance calling for the European Union to adopt a “smart mix” of measures to address imported deforestation.  The paper is the conclusion of […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Soy Commodity Roadmap News Update 30 Nov 2020 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Soy Commodity Roadmap The Forest Positive Coalition has published the first version of its Soy Commodity Roadmap, a foundational document for Coalition members which will guide them in their efforts to remove deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems from soy supply chains. It is the second Commodity Roadmap from the Coalition; the first, on palm oil, was published […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Launches Digital Civil Society Stakeholder Engagement Platform News Update 15 Oct 2020 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Launches Digital Civil Society Stakeholder Engagement Platform As part of its commitment to collaboration, transparency and accountability, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has today launched a digital engagement platform as a tool to use in its ongoing dialogues with stakeholders from the NGO community and civil society. The platform, called Evergreen, will provide an online space for […]