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Press Release 16 Apr 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Managing Director Succession: Peter Freedman to be Succeeded by Wai-Chan Chan PARIS, 16th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces that Peter Freedman will step down as Managing Director (MD) after leading the organisation for more than six years. His successor will be Dr Wai-Chan Chan, currently senior partner and co-leader of the retail and consumer goods practice at Oliver Wyman. At the end […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins ITC Roundtable on Deforestation-free Global Value Chains News Update 06 Jun 2022 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Joins ITC Roundtable on Deforestation-free Global Value Chains On 5th May 2022, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, joined a panel discussion in the second session of a four-part roundtable series on deforestation-free global value chains, hosted by ITC, the International Trade Centre. In his capacity as director of the CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, Didier joined the […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins SPC Impact 2021 News Update 27 Apr 2021 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Joins SPC Impact 2021 On 20th April 2021, CGF Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC’s) annual SPC Impact conference for a virtual session entitled, “Responsible Sourcing: Why Companies are Making Investments in the Forests They Rely On?” in his role as director of the CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition. The session was sponsored by the Sustainable […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins World Ocean Summit Session on Human Rights Due Diligence in Fishing News Update 09 Mar 2021 Human Rights CGF Sustainability Director Joins World Ocean Summit Session on Human Rights Due Diligence in Fishing On 4th March, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Didier Bergeret, joined the 8th annual World Ocean Summit for a session entitled, “Developing a common position on human rights due diligence in fishing.” Didier, who oversees the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC), Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative […]
Getting to Know the CGF’s New Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Podcast 25 Jun 2020 Corporate Getting to Know the CGF’s New Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan In the June episode of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Corporate Podcast, special guest host Madelaine VanDerHeyden sits down with an even more special guest star: Wai-Chan Chan, the new Managing Director of the CGF. In his first few weeks as Managing Director, Wai-Chan has already led a CGF Board Meeting, moderated our Virtual Knowledge Series […]
CGF Environmental Director, Ignacio Gavilan to Co-Chair Panel at ATMOsphere Japan in Tokyo News Update 31 Jan 2018 Environmental Sustainability CGF Environmental Director, Ignacio Gavilan to Co-Chair Panel at ATMOsphere Japan in Tokyo On February 13th 2018, Ignacio Gavilan, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Environmental Director, will lead a panel discussion during ATMOsphere Japan in Tokyo, at the Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa. The panel, entitled “Future of the Industry End User Panel”, will also include speakers from Ajinomoto, Yoshio Ice Manufacturing Refrigeration, Lawson, Nara Coop and AEON. This […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at 21st Annual AECOC Congress of Meat and Prepared Products News Update 18 Oct 2021 Forest Positive CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at 21st Annual AECOC Congress of Meat and Prepared Products Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. On 21st September 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan, joined a panel discussion on “The Challenge of Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials” at the 21st AECOC Congress of Meat and Prepared Products (21ª edición del Congreso AECOC de Productos Cárnicos y Elaborados). Speaking on […]
CGF Managing Director Joins “Fixing the Business of Food” Cross-Sector Dialogue News Update 22 Sep 2020 Food Waste CGF Managing Director Joins “Fixing the Business of Food” Cross-Sector Dialogue On 22nd September 2020, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Wai-Chan Chan, joined the virtual panel, entitled “Fixing the Business of Food: A Critical Cross-Sector Dialogue to Re-Strategize Food Businesses,” hosted by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) together with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Santa Chiara Lab […]
Press Release 22 Aug 2013 The Consumer Goods Forum Appoints Interim Director  PARIS, 22nd August 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has announced the appointment of Kenneth Bengtsson as Interim Director, effective 29th August 2013. Mr Bengtsson formerly served as CEO of ICA AB, the Swedish retail group, and as a member of the CGF Board of Directors.    In his new role, Mr Bengtsson will […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Edna Ayme-Yahil as New Communications Director Press Release 24 Nov 2022 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Edna Ayme-Yahil as New Communications Director Paris, November 24th, 2022 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is delighted to announce that Edna Ayme-Yahil has been appointed Communications Director effective November 28th. Based out of the CGF’s headquarters in Paris, Edna brings with her 20 years of experience in communications and corporate affairs with international exposure across a variety of industries and […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean News Update 05 Nov 2021 Human Rights CGF Sustainability Director Joins Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean On 6th October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Didier Bergeret, joined a panel discussion at the 6th annual Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean. Didier spoke in his capacity as director of the CGF’s Human Rights Coalition — Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) […]
CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in panel discussion at UN Women’s 2018 Conference in New York News Update 28 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in panel discussion at UN Women’s 2018 Conference in New York On March 9th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret took part in a panel discussion at a conference co-hosted by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) and Shiva Foundation, entitled “Collaborating to Tackle Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery” at the UN Headquarters in New York. […]
CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Natural Refrigerants at ATMOJapan in Tokyo News Update 22 Feb 2018 Environmental Sustainability CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Natural Refrigerants at ATMOJapan in Tokyo On February 13th, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan co-chaired a panel alongside Jan Dusek from shecco during ATMOsphere Japan in Tokyo. The conference, which was attended by 207 participants, provided the opportunity to discuss global and Japanese market trends in the HVAC&R sector with governmental representatives, end users, domestic and […]
Press Release 03 Dec 2013 The Consumer Goods Forum Appoints New Managing Director   PARIS, 3rd December 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) has today announced the appointment of Peter Freedman as Managing Director, effective January 6, 2014. In this role, Peter Freedman will have full responsibility for leading the CGF’s organisation, which provides a range of services to its members and takes leadership roles on […]
CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret speaks at North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen, Norway News Update 29 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret speaks at North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen, Norway CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret spoke at the 13th North Atlantic Seafood Forum, held in Bergen, Norway, which took place on March 6th – 8th. The conference welcomed 960 delegates from 35 countries, (all 5 continents), and around 300 companies. Didier took part in a panel discussion on sustainability in the seafood industry which […]
CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report News Update 27 Sep 2021 Social Sustainability CGF Sustainability Director Contributes to New ITC ‘Sustainability Standards’ Report Didier Bergeret, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Director of Sustainability, has contributed to a new publication released by the International Trade Centre (ITC) entitled, “Sustainability Standards: A New Deal to Build Forward Better”. The publication was released as part of the ITC’s Trade for Sustainable Development Forum.  In his interview, entitled “COVID-19: Shining a Spotlight on […]