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The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Three: Business Transformation Press Release 15 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Three: Business Transformation VANCOUVER, 14th June 2019 — We review the key messages from the final day of the The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada, including the keynote session with Walmart International’s President & CEO, Judith McKenna.   Transform from within Walmart’s Judith McKenna outlined the company’s transformational journey and its focus on reinventing the […]
Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform Blog 05 Jun 2019 Global Summit Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” I love this quote by Mario Andretti, one of the world’s most successful race car drivers, and a fellow Italian. Winning the race to meet customer expectations has become more challenging with increased demand for long term benefits, real-time 24/7 customer service, and a personalized […]
Future Leaders are the Activists for a Better Business Blog 17 Oct 2018 FLP-Conference Future Leaders are the Activists for a Better Business If consumer goods companies are to re-imagine the business model of tomorrow, we must first understand the consumers of today. Today millennials account for a third of total value consumption and this generation is craving change[1], a feeling driven by their awareness of global issues including water scarcity, the need for sustainable agriculture, and health […]
Press Release 13 Jun 2013 Business Basics More Important Than New Approaches to Growth, The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG Find  — Sales growth, product innovation and cost reduction programs come top for senior executives in 2013, over newer trends including mobile sales and online media  — Findings released during The Consumer Goods Forum’s annual summit in Tokyo    TOKYO, 13th June 2013 – According to new research from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and KPMG […]
Press Release 09 Apr 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Partners with Business & Climate Summit    PARIS, 9th April 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced it is an official partner of the upcoming Business & Climate Summit in Paris from 20th-21st May 2015. The two-day event, held 200 days before COP21 and an official part of Paris Climate Week, is designed to showcase how business is […]
RBA and the CGF Co-Host Session at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights News Update 20 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability RBA and the CGF Co-Host Session at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights On 27th November, CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret co-hosted a panel session, entitled “Addressing ‘modern slavery’ in supply chains – Company responses” at the United Nation’s Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with more than 2,000 participants […]
The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology Press Release 15 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology SINGAPORE, 15th June 2018 – ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has urged global business leaders to work together with the United Nations to build a future of work that is equitable and harnesses technology to enhance people’s lives, especially those who are trapped in forced labour. Speaking to over a 1,000 CEOs at The Consumer Goods […]
Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment Press Release 12 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment PARIS and SINGAPORE, 12th June 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of forced labour. Issued during the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment, the call to action was made alongside the International Labour […]
CGF Social Sustainability Initiative Serves on Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network News Update 28 Feb 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour CGF Social Sustainability Initiative Serves on Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network On 6th February, CGF Social Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret attended the US Consultation as part of his role on the Advisory Board to the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking. During the morning session facilitated by Didier, participants expressed their expectations about the Business Network, which could allow access to the […]
Why a Culture of Health is Critical to Business Blog 25 Oct 2019 Health & Wellness Why a Culture of Health is Critical to Business As part of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit this week, Rosie Warin, CEO of next-generation management consultancy Kin&Co, explains why businesses need to move away from standalone wellbeing programmes and policies and towards a holistic culture of health. Globally, things aren’t looking great for the health of the general population, particularly through the […]
Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret Attends Bali Process Government and Business Forum News Update 13 Aug 2018 Social Sustainability Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret Attends Bali Process Government and Business Forum On 6th and 7th August, Didier Bergeret, Social Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) attended the second Bali Process Government and Business Forum, an important platform enabling public and private sector leaders across the Indo-Pacific region to share with and learn from peers in government and business – a crucial step in the […]
Business Partners Come Together in Bangkok for CGF’s “Responsible Operations and Sourcing” Event News Update 08 Oct 2017 Social Sustainability Business Partners Come Together in Bangkok for CGF’s “Responsible Operations and Sourcing” Event On September 25th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) held its first “Responsible Operations & Sourcing” conference, in partnership with AIM-PROGRESS and ELEVATE, in Bangkok, Thailand. The event brought together over 220 business partners of the CGF and AIM-PROGRESS members. Suppliers, service providers, stakeholders and buyers joined to learn more about the consumer goods industry’s responsible sourcing expectations and […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Unveils New China Office –  a Hub for Promoting Sustainable Business Growth Press Release 17 Jan 2018 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Unveils New China Office – a Hub for Promoting Sustainable Business Growth Leading global consumer industry association looks to ensure Chinese companies have their say in development of global industry; help create global alignment on how to increase consumer trust and positively impact people and planet. CGF’s Managing Director joined on stage by CEOs and executives from Alibaba Group, Bubugao (Better Life), COFCO, Colgate-Palmolive, IGA and WuMart […]
Three Ways Business Leaders Can Advance Human Rights Blog 21 Aug 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Three Ways Business Leaders Can Advance Human Rights I was inspired when I attended The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit with other FMCG leaders in Singapore in June. I saw how determined these leaders are to advance human rights. As business leaders, we know that the actions we take today help determine whether or not the world will be a better place tomorrow. […]
Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Blog 06 Nov 2017 Food Waste Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Over the last few years, there has been rapid growth in awareness and acknowledgment of the global food waste problem. Numerous reports and research papers provide statistics on the quantity of food – estimated at a third of what is produced for human consumption – that goes to waste each year. As a result, major food businesses […]
Paris 2015: Climate and the Business Imperative Blog 25 Mar 2014 Paris 2015: Climate and the Business Imperative The work of The Consumer Goods Forum in addressing deforestation and emissions from refrigeration is an example of bold, collective action. We are encouraged by industry’s efforts to work together to tackle climate change. One company can’t transform the industry by itself, and so the work of The Consumer Goods Forum is integral to driving positive change […]