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Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action News Update 12 Aug 2021 Environmental Sustainability Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action The Consumer Goods Forum has published an open letter to its members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan in response to the recent IPCC report and need for urgent action. Dear Members, You will have seen...
New Report at NY Climate Week Urges Industry Scaling Regenerative Agriculture as Critical for The Future News Update 18 Sep 2023 Environmental Sustainability New Report at NY Climate Week Urges Industry Scaling Regenerative Agriculture as Critical for The Future At NY Climate Week, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Net Zero Taskforce, Accenture and the Climate Champions Team (CCT) have jointly launched a brief report arguing that “consumer industries scale-up of regenerative agriculture is the...
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...
Press Release 29 Nov 2010 Consumer Goods Industry Announces Initiatives on Climate Protection   Retailers and manufacturers to halt deforestation practices and phase out climate-damaging refrigerants    PARIS, 29th November 2010 – On the first day of the Cancun Climate Summit, the Consumer Goods Forum announced two major...
A ‘Call for Action’ in the Run up to the UN Paris Climate Summit in 2015 Press Release 04 Apr 2015 Environmental Sustainability A ‘Call for Action’ in the Run up to the UN Paris Climate Summit in 2015 We, the Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum, reaffirm our commitment to taking action in recognition of the serious risks that climate change poses for our businesses, our supply chains and our consumers. 
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,...
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....
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...
Press Release 30 Oct 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Partnership with Climate Action and the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015  PARIS, 30th October 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced a partnership with the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 (SIF15). The Sustainable Innovation Forum takes place on the 7th and 8th of December at...
Global Consumer Goods Companies Release First Collective Baseline Study, Putting Increased Transparency at the Forefront of Action to Reduce Food Waste and Loss Press Release 10 Nov 2023 Food Waste Global Consumer Goods Companies Release First Collective Baseline Study, Putting Increased Transparency at the Forefront of Action to Reduce Food Waste and Loss Paris, 16th November 2023 –The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Food Waste Coalition of Action has today released its first baseline report, presenting operational food surplus and waste aggregated data from sixteen of its retailer and...
CGF MD Wai-Chan Chan Speaks on Decarbonisation of Consumer Goods at FT Climate Capital Live in London News Update 10 Mar 2022 Corporate CGF MD Wai-Chan Chan Speaks on Decarbonisation of Consumer Goods at FT Climate Capital Live in London On 8th March, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Wai-Chan Chan, spoke at the FT Climate Capital Live event in London. The three-day event was heavily focused on what needs to happen to...
New Report – Better Growth, Better Climate Blog 29 Sep 2014 New Report – Better Growth, Better Climate Earlier this month, the Global Commission released a report entitled “Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report”. While many organisations have produced reports on the science of climate change or the costs of...
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...
Forests as a Nature-based-solution to Address Climate Change and Reduce Carbon Emissions Blog 14 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Forests as a Nature-based-solution to Address Climate Change and Reduce Carbon Emissions The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) share a belief that third-party forest certification is a proven, readily-available, consumer-facing assurance tool that supports supply chain management, responsible...
World’s Leading Consumer Goods Companies Put Transparency and Transformation at Forefront of Latest Deforestation Report Press Release 22 Sep 2022 Forest Positive World’s Leading Consumer Goods Companies Put Transparency and Transformation at Forefront of Latest Deforestation Report NEW YORK and PARIS, 22nd September 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has today released its second Annual Report, sharing the Coalition’s progress on commitments to remove deforestation, forest...
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...