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Isn’t It Time You Put Your Best Foot Forward by Choosing the Best-Known Footprint? Blog 21 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Isn’t It Time You Put Your Best Foot Forward by Choosing the Best-Known Footprint? For busy shoppers, investigating a brand’s credentials on climate can mean disappearing down a rabbit hole of strategy reports, charts and statements. How do they really know a product walks the walk, rather than just talking the talk when it comes to sustainability? While many brands want to lessen their impact on the world, with […]
Collaboration is Essential to Creating Sustainable Food Systems and is Fundamental to Improving Lives and Protecting Our Planet Blog 16 Oct 2021 Environmental Sustainability Collaboration is Essential to Creating Sustainable Food Systems and is Fundamental to Improving Lives and Protecting Our Planet More than three billion people around the world cannot afford a healthy diet. Meanwhile the global food production system is contributing over 25% of the planet’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Today marks World Food Day, a moment to generate awareness and action on responsible food production and consumption within the global agri-food system to create better […]
Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor Blog 07 Oct 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor The social and economic devastation of the Covid pandemic has eroded years of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020 global labor income fell by USD $3.7 trillion; over 100 million people were pushed into unemployment; and 108 million people were pushed into poverty. The weight of this devastation is borne disproportionately by […]
The Future of Our Business: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) Blog 06 Oct 2021 The Future of Our Business: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) This article originally appeared on Ramon Laguarta’s Linkedin, follow to stay up-to-date on PepsiCo’s sustainability journey. There’s no denying it: companies are facing a new business and societal reality. One driven in large part by climate change and inequality. Consumers are more interested in the future of the planet and society. All our stakeholders – […]
Conscious Consumerism is Transforming Industries Blog 04 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Conscious Consumerism is Transforming Industries Conscious consumers are voting with their phones and wallets. Sustainably aware buyers aren’t just motivated by advertising, convenience and cost. Instead, they research the companies they buy from and support to understand their purpose, business processes, sustainability commitments and, more importantly, the impact their products or services have on the planet. While this trend dates back […]
Driving the Climate Agenda with Purpose Podcast 04 Oct 2021 Environmental Sustainability Driving the Climate Agenda with Purpose   In the latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast, host Louise Chester is joined by Chris Daly, Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo to talk all things circular economy, health, carbon neutrality and consumer behaviour. Chris will also be joining a panel discussion on at The Consumer Goods Forum’s sixth annual Sustainable Retail Summit taking […]
Ideas into Action: Ensuring Responsible Sourcing for the Future Blog 01 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Ideas into Action: Ensuring Responsible Sourcing for the Future The theme of this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, “The Evolving Face of Sustainability: Acting Today to Shape Tomorrow,” encourages us to consider what actions we as businesses can take to build a more sustainable world.  The urgent moral need for sustainability is well known to anyone living in a world affected by climate change. But […]
Harnessing the Positive Power of Global Food Systems is More Vital Than Ever Blog 23 Sep 2021 Corporate Harnessing the Positive Power of Global Food Systems is More Vital Than Ever Our world is at a critical juncture. Almost half the children around the planet are already at ‘extremely high risk’ from the impacts of the climate crisis. Alongside this, the pandemic has intensified inequality and vulnerability. As many as 124 million more people around the world have been pushed into extreme poverty in the past […]
A Challenging Journey Ahead for the Irish Agri-Food Industry Blog 22 Sep 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit A Challenging Journey Ahead for the Irish Agri-Food Industry Cross industry collaboration is key to achieving a more sustainable future for Irish food, drink and horticulture producers. The Irish Government has set out an ambitious Climate Action plan to more than halve Ireland’s carbon emissions over the course of the decade, achieve “carbon neutrality” by no later than 2050 and adopt five-yearly sector specific […]
Business Leaders, Sustainability and Health Experts and Environmental Groups Set to Unite at Sustainable Retail Summit to Help Shape Future of Industry Press Release 08 Sep 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Business Leaders, Sustainability and Health Experts and Environmental Groups Set to Unite at Sustainable Retail Summit to Help Shape Future of Industry The Consumer Goods Forum gears up to host more than 400 industry leaders and experts from 13th – 14th October, for two days of inspirational talks and best practice sessions helping to drive positive change for business, people and planet Major businesses and non-profit organisations including Unilever, Danone, PepsiCo, WHO, Walmart and WWF will reflect […]
Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? Blog 04 Dec 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? At our recent Sustainable Retail Summit, the topics of food systems and healthy diets converged quite frequently, with many panellists pointing out where and how these two concepts overlap. Before this year’s SRS, we already knew that our global food systems are in serious need of repair. An estimated one-third of food produced for human […]
The Sustainable Retail Summit 2020 Executive Summary Publication 26 Nov 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit The Sustainable Retail Summit 2020 Executive Summary
Reflections on the Sustainable Retail Summit & the Road to Recovery Ahead Podcast 25 Nov 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Reflections on the Sustainable Retail Summit & the Road to Recovery Ahead After the 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit in October, the CGF’s Madelaine VanDerHeyden caught up with Rob Manhoudt from Procter & Gamble, the Executive Sponsor of this year’s SRS, to hear his reflections on the learnings from SRS and the shared road to recovery ahead of us. Tune in for Rob’s thoughts on the need for […]
A Reflection on the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit 2020: Positivity for the Future of Our Planet Through Partnerships for Step Change Blog 24 Nov 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit A Reflection on the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit 2020: Positivity for the Future of Our Planet Through Partnerships for Step Change After a productive two days at the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit in mid-October, I really believe that together, through the power of partnerships, we have all it takes to grow responsibly. I’m proud that I work for P&G as we embrace our environmental duty to lead with innovation in the area of sustainability, and that […]
Despite the COVID-19 Lockdown, 76% of Employees Happy with Their Jobs News Update 27 Oct 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Despite the COVID-19 Lockdown, 76% of Employees Happy with Their Jobs The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), led by its Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (CHL), and Engaging Business, recently conducted a survey of consumer goods professionals as part of the CGF’s Sustainable Retail Summit that was held 15th-16th October 2020. The survey, developed by Engaging Business, was taken by 202 employees from numerous countries […]
Employee Wellbeing Survey Results: CGF Data Insight Report Publication 27 Oct 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Employee Wellbeing Survey Results: CGF Data Insight Report