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Press Release 06 Jul 2015 Ten International Banks Commit to Finance Sustainable Agricultural Commodities by 2020 LONDON and PARIS, 6th July 2014 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.    The announcement was made on Friday at a meeting […]
CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts Second in Series of “Engagement on Post Harvest Losses” Workshops on Perishable Agriculture Commodities News Update 18 Jun 2021 Food Waste CGF Food Waste Coalition Hosts Second in Series of “Engagement on Post Harvest Losses” Workshops on Perishable Agriculture Commodities On 27th May, the CGF Food Waste Coalition of Action held the second in a series of virtual workshops centering around post harvest losses, this time looking at the issue from the lens of non-perishable agriculture commodities in small scale farming. The workshop provided the opportunity for Coalition members, key supply chain partner and technical experts to […]
2022 is the Year to Take Action on Deforestation – Here’s Why Businesses Can’t Wait Blog 02 Mar 2022 Forest Positive 2022 is the Year to Take Action on Deforestation – Here’s Why Businesses Can’t Wait This article originally appeared in Spanish in C84 magazine. Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. Forests are disappearing at a terrifying rate. Trees are critical components of ecosystems around the world, and their continued loss is a huge problem for our planet, both for people, nature and climate. Over the years, efforts have been […]
Forest Positive Coalition Publica Roteiro da Carne Bovina e Guia para Frigoríficos Positivos para a Floresta no Brasil Press Release 17 Feb 2022 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Publica Roteiro da Carne Bovina e Guia para Frigoríficos Positivos para a Floresta no Brasil PARIS, 17 de fevereiro de 2022 — O Forest Positive Coalition of Action do Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) publicou a primeira versão de seu Roteiro da Carne Bovina, um documento fundamental para os membros da FPC orientarem seus esforços na promoção de um futuro positivo para a floresta nas cadeias de fornecimento de carne bovina. […]
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 […]
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 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.    In 2010, […]
Press Release 15 Jul 2013 Environmental Sustainability First TFA 2020 Workshop Catalyzes Action to Reduce Global Tropical Deforestation Workshop outputs also identified the need to address issues of land rights and resolve land conflicts   JAKARTA, 15th July 2013 – During the first meeting of the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020, a public-private partnership established by the U.S. Government and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), held in Jakarta, June 27-28, the industry’s leading […]
A Positive Journey: Collaboration and Participation in Creating Forest Positive Roadmaps Blog 26 Nov 2020 Forest Positive A Positive Journey: Collaboration and Participation in Creating Forest Positive Roadmaps The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition brings together 18 companies, retailers and manufacturers, all committed to accelerate progress and transformation towards a forest positive future. At Proforest, we’ve been pleased to be part of this journey, supporting Coalition members in the development of the Coalition’s Commodity Roadmaps, and the strategic frameworks that outline […]
Leading Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Launch Actions to Transform Production Landscapes to ‘Forest Positive’ by 2030 Press Release 06 Nov 2021 Forest Positive Leading Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Launch Actions to Transform Production Landscapes to ‘Forest Positive’ by 2030 Forest Positive Coalition of Action aligns on landscape engagement ambition to help stop deforestation and advance forest positive strategy The Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action launches first phase in strategy to transform areas equivalent to the size of Coalition’s combined production-base footprint to forest positive by 2030 Coalition and its 20 members […]
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 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 […]
How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector Blog 17 Dec 2020 Forest Positive How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector A Roadmap to a Forest Positive Future Achieving a forest positive future: that is the goal set by the 18 member companies of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition as they work to transform the supply of three commodities — palm oil, soy, and paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging — driven by a […]
Press Release 28 Aug 2013 Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Launches New Website   PARIS, 28th August 2013 – The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020), a public-private partnership with the goal of reducing the tropical deforestation associated with key global commodities, such as soy, beef, palm oil, and pulp and paper, today announced a new online home for all the latest news and information about TFA 2020 […]
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 […]
TFA 2020 Partners: The Triple Win of “Produce-Protect” Blog 01 Dec 2015 Environmental Sustainability TFA 2020 Partners: The Triple Win of “Produce-Protect” I was thrilled to learn of the announcement today by Marc Bolland, CEO of Marks & Spencer, at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) Forests Day in Paris that The Consumer Goods Forum Board co-sponsors intend to prioritize commodity sourcing from areas practicing sustainable agricultural production, forest protection and protection of livelihoods. In reality, production of […]
Participation of The Consumer Goods Forum at J.P. Morgan EMEA Trade Financial Institutions Forum, London 2017 News Update 21 Dec 2017 Environmental Sustainability Participation of The Consumer Goods Forum at J.P. Morgan EMEA Trade Financial Institutions Forum, London 2017 On Monday 13th November, representatives from banks involved in the global Trade Finance sector came together in London to attend the EMEA Trade Financial Institutions Forum, hosted by J.P. Morgan. Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was invited to participate in a panel discussion on Sustainable Trade. Representatives from […]