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Press Release 18 Jun 2014 The Consumer Goods Forum Calls for Binding Global Climate Change Deal PARIS, Wednesday 18th June 2014 – The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum today called on heads of state across the world to engage and act with determination, leadership and ambition to secure an ambitious and legally binding global climate deal. As part of its call for action around climate change, The Forum has also […]
Press Release 19 Jun 2013 Corporate Consumer Goods Industry Executives Emphasise Need to Work Together to Affect Positive Change on Key Global Issues — Leading consumer goods CEOs call on industry to collaborate on mutually-beneficial health & wellness and global climate change programmes  — CEOs send clear message that ‘more needs to be done’, at close of The Consumer Goods Forum annual summit, in front of over 900 peers    TOKYO, 19th June 2013 – The importance of […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Reaffirms Climate Change Commitment Press Release 21 Sep 2017 The Consumer Goods Forum Reaffirms Climate Change Commitment NEW YORK and PARIS, 21st September 2017 — The Consumer Goods Forum today issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to helping members do their part to tackle climate change and keep global temperature rises below two degrees Celsius. The full statement is below.   New York, 21st September 2017   The Consumer Goods Forum reaffirms […]
Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members Blog 07 Jan 2019 Corporate Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy and successful New Year! This note provides a summary of how we at the CGF have been working on your behalf in 2018, as well as a look ahead to our priorities for 2019. If you would like to know more about anything […]
The Business Case for the CGF Agenda –   What Have We Learned in a Year? Blog 10 Mar 2018 FLP-Conference The Business Case for the CGF Agenda – What Have We Learned in a Year? In February last year, Kraft Heinz made an unexpected and unsolicited $143 billion bid for Unilever. While the bid was subsequently withdrawn, it added further fuel to the debate about whether businesses should pursue positive change strategies (as Unilever continues to do) or focus only on maximising profit (which is how Kraft Heinz’s strategy is […]
Press Release 20 May 2015 Consumer Goods Industry Highlights Positive Climate Change Actions  The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Climate Change Booklet as Part of Paris Climate Week; Implementing Solutions for a Low Carbon Economy   PARIS, 20th May 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today published its first-ever Climate Change Booklet. The Booklet highlights 18 real-life examples from the CGF’s retailer and manufacturer members on how […]
It’s Time for Action Blog 16 Jul 2014 It’s Time for Action   Ever since negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, governments have been struggling to put momentum into global climate change negotiations. That’s no surprise. Fossil fuels currently make our economy go round and replacing them has been perceived as expensive and complex, especially during an economic downturn. Renewable technology is evolving fast but issues remain about […]
Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery Blog 12 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery For most of 2020, businesses have been absorbed by one thing: COVID-19. They’ve been rapidly adapting and doggedly surviving as the global pandemic disrupts what they do or, in many cases, shuts them down altogether. But while this new existential threat has consumed everyone’s attention, another one is still as urgent as ever: climate change. […]
Press Release 20 Jun 2014 The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Three Roundup PARIS, Friday 20th June 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (The Forum) Global Summit 2014 has come to a close. The final day of the Summit in Paris saw business leaders from around the world – and special guests Jamie Oliver and Mattias Klum – come together to discuss how the industry is addressing its […]
CGF Publishes New Report on Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change Press Release 22 Apr 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF Publishes New Report on Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change The Consumer Goods Forum, in Partnership with shecco, Explores Natural Refrigerants and Industry Actions to Phase Out HFCs   PARIS, 22nd April 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of “Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change”. Developed in partnership with shecco, the booklet explores the topic of refrigerant systems […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Press Release 23 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Digital transformation and sustainability continue to redefine the global consumer goods industry Wide range of new technologies present exciting opportunities for business to address these challenges, often through collaboration Generation Z proving even more demanding and sceptical than Millennials   PARIS, 23rd June 2019 – Digital transformation and sustainability are the key challenges facing the consumer goods […]
The CGF Health & Wellness Initiative Encourages Positive Change at ChangeNOW Summit News Update 07 Feb 2020 Health & Wellness The CGF Health & Wellness Initiative Encourages Positive Change at ChangeNOW Summit The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) took part in the INSEAD Business and Society Forum on Health at the ChangeNOW Summit on 31st January at Grand Palais, Paris. ChangeNOW is an event focused on tackling today’s most urgent social and environmental challenges, and served as a valuable opportunity to engage in discussions about adopting and scaling […]
The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Lisbon Press Release 07 Aug 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Lisbon The Consumer Goods Forum once again brings together key FMCG experts to discuss solutions to today’s leading sustainability issues and share best practices Topics on the agenda include plastic waste, migrant labour, consumer health, food waste and transparency   PARIS, 7th August 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in […]
Healthier Communities High on Agenda at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 10 Nov 2016 Healthier Communities High on Agenda at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry.   […]
Can Changing How World Trade is Financed Actually Change the World? Blog 09 Jun 2015 Can Changing How World Trade is Financed Actually Change the World?   The work in question is the BEI’s ‘Sustainable Shipment Letter of Credit’, the first product development output of the Compact, which aims to pave the way for banks to promote and incentivise the trade of sustainably produced agricultural (or ‘soft’) commodities such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef.    But how can banks […]
The Health and Wellness Revolution Has Begun Blog 22 Oct 2018 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The Health and Wellness Revolution Has Begun Each time you eat and drink, you vote for the world you want to live in and your purchasing choices make also a statement to businesses about the way you want to live your life. And these changes in consumer behaviour are fuelling a health and wellness revolution across the globe.   More than ever […]