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Forest Positive Coalition Participates in Pre-COP26 Discussion with FACT Dialogue News Update 26 Oct 2021 Forest Positive Forest Positive Coalition Participates in Pre-COP26 Discussion with FACT Dialogue On 7th October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition was pleased to join representatives from the United Kingdom and Ghanian governments for a discussion focused on the Forest, Agriculture and Commodity Trade (FACT) Dialogue ahead of the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will be held in early November in […]
CGF Response to COP26 Pledge to End Deforestation by 2030 News Update 04 Nov 2021 Forest Positive CGF Response to COP26 Pledge to End Deforestation by 2030 As more than 100 governments pledge to end deforestation by 2030 ahead of the 26th annual United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) welcomes this commitment and, in alignment with the work of its Forest Positive Coalition of Action, offers its support to world leaders to make this commitment a […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Becomes UN Race to Zero Accelerator at COP26 Press Release 05 Nov 2021 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Becomes UN Race to Zero Accelerator at COP26 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is today becoming an official “Accelerator” of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, to help increase progress towards net zero among its global membership.  — Over the last six months, the proportion of the 57-strong CGF Board in the Race to Zero has more than doubled from 22% to […]
#COP26: Consumer Goods CEOs Commit to #RacetoZero Through The Consumer Goods Forum Video 05 Nov 2021 Corporate #COP26: Consumer Goods CEOs Commit to #RacetoZero Through The Consumer Goods Forum
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches the “Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Industries”, in Collaboration with Accenture Press Release 10 Nov 2022 Carbon Solutions Hub The Consumer Goods Forum Launches the “Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Industries”, in Collaboration with Accenture PARIS and SHARM EL-SHEIKH, 10th November 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has launched the Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Industries in collaboration with its members, Accenture and the Race to Zero. It has been launched at COP27, where a key theme is making good on the commitments made at COP26 and demonstrating action. […]
How Collective Action Can Transform Landscapes To Forest Positive Blog 22 Apr 2022 Forest Positive How Collective Action Can Transform Landscapes To Forest Positive As the world marks Earth Day, the Forest Positive Coalition and IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative, share five elements of success for landscape-level programmes working to restore and protect forests.  Forests are disappearing at a terrifying rate, and we must all step up our efforts to combat this urgent global issue and avert a catastrophic climate disaster. However, while most climate discussions focus on reducing […]
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 address the climate emergency now facing the world, with Wai-Chan talking more specifically on how the consumer goods industry must […]
Collaboration Has Never Been More Critical: 2022 Must be the Year to Prioritise Partnership Working Blog 28 Jan 2022 Corporate Collaboration Has Never Been More Critical: 2022 Must be the Year to Prioritise Partnership Working As we race towards the planet’s best last chance to halt runaway climate change and the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, time to ensure a greener planet and thriving communities is short. Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children[1] are already at extremely high risk from the impacts of the climate crisis. Without immediate action, people […]
Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Takes Centre Stage as Consumer Goods Leaders Launch First Collective Annual Report Press Release 30 Nov 2021 Corporate Transparency in Sustainability Reporting Takes Centre Stage as Consumer Goods Leaders Launch First Collective Annual Report The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today underlined its dedication to transparent reporting by launching its first Annual Report. The report reviews commitments, activities, and accomplishments of 400 CGF members over the last 12 months and highlights business leadership on sustainability.  It follows COP26 climate talks and the CGF’s announcement as a UN Race to […]
Three Reasons Why Tackling Deforestation is a Business Priority in 2022 and How to Prepare Blog 22 Feb 2022 Forest Positive Three Reasons Why Tackling Deforestation is a Business Priority in 2022 and How to Prepare With new regulations, investor pressure, and disclosure requirements coming online, deforestation is a challenge that consumer goods companies can no longer afford to ignore. Fortunately, there is a clear path that can help all companies prepare.   For some consumer brands, deforestation linked to palm oil, cocoa, beef, wood fibre, and other commodities has posed reputational […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Carbon Solutions Hub to Help Industry Understand the Pathway to Net Zero Press Release 21 Jun 2022 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Carbon Solutions Hub to Help Industry Understand the Pathway to Net Zero Built in Collaboration with Accenture, the Hub Helps Consumer Goods Manufacturers and Retailers as They Navigate Decarbonisation Across the Value Chain PARIS and DUBLIN, 21st June 2022 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today launched its Carbon Solutions Hub (the Hub), a new knowledge repository built in collaboration with Accenture. The Hub is designed […]
Industry Leaders Dare to Change for the Better Press Release 23 Jun 2022 Global Summit Industry Leaders Dare to Change for the Better Highlights from Day 2 of The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2022 DUBLIN, 22 June 2022 — The second day of The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit — the first in-person edition since 2019 — continued to explore the potential for responsible growth in the post-pandemic era, taking into account the confluence of issues and […]
New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Blog 22 Feb 2021 Corporate New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Madelaine VanDerHeyden sat down with the CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, to reflect on his first eight months at the CGF, key highlights from the past year, and what the new year will hold. Madelaine: Can you provide some highlights from your first eight or so months at the CGF? Wai-Chan: It has been great […]
Press Release 20 Apr 2022 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit to Host Industry Leaders From Around World to Accelerate Better Lives Through Better Business PARIS, 20th April 2022 Senior leaders from hundreds of retailers, manufacturers and other companies gear up for The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit, taking place 20 – 23 June in Dublin, Ireland Industry leaders will discuss pressing challenges and opportunities including carbon reduction, empowering healthier consumer choices, accelerating a circular economy for plastics and responsible […]
Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes for Corporate Investment in Production Landscapes in Latest Report Press Release 16 Nov 2022 Forest Positive Coalition of Consumer Goods Companies Pushes for Corporate Investment in Production Landscapes in Latest Report PARIS, 17th November 2022 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action has today published a new report advocating for corporate investment in production landscapes worldwide to combat commodity-driven deforestation, forest conversion, and degradation whilst promoting inclusion and improving the livelihoods of local communities. Entitled “Collective Action and Investment in Landscape Initiatives: […]
The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Press Release 24 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Now What? Key Takeaways and Conclusions from The Consumer Goods Forum’s 2021 Global Summit PARIS, 24 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s virtual 2021 Global Summit closed this afternoon, the conclusion of four days of focused conversation around challenges and opportunities in the consumer goods industry. This event marked the first time that the […]