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Sustainable Retail Summit Expert Series: Sander Defruyt, Lead of the New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Video 17 Sep 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Expert Series: Sander Defruyt, Lead of the New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Registrations for the virtual Sustainable Retail Summit are now open! Click here to visit the event website.
Consumer Health and Wellness in Latin America Focus of New Strategic Partnership Press Release 19 Apr 2017 Consumer Health and Wellness in Latin America Focus of New Strategic Partnership The Consumer Goods Forum and PAHO Foundation Sign Memorandum of Understanding MEXICO CITY, 19th April 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and PAHO Foundation have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to signal their commitment to collaboration for healthier lives in Latin America. The MoU states that both parties agree to work together […]
Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste Press Release 29 Oct 2018 Plastic Waste Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste Board of The Consumer Goods Forum Issues Statement Acknowledging Need for Industry to Help Reduce Plastic Waste; Endorses Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Vision of a Circular Economy Where No Plastic Ends Up as Waste   PARIS, 29th October 2018 – The Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today issued a statement […]
Crafting a Public-Private Partnership: The Inter-American Foundation Partners with Danone Argentina to Promote Recycling Blog 19 Nov 2020 Plastic Waste Crafting a Public-Private Partnership: The Inter-American Foundation Partners with Danone Argentina to Promote Recycling In October, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) launched a three-year public-private partnership with Danone Argentina, a leading global company that produces beverages and dairy and nutrition products, the Danone Ecosystem Fund—an endowment fund focused on developing general interest activities that create and strengthen sustainable and inclusive economic models globally—and Fundación Avina Argentina, a Latin American foundation […]
How the World Is Progressing Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic Blog 23 Feb 2021 Environmental Sustainability How the World Is Progressing Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic Since 2018, more than 1,000 organisations have united behind a common vision and targets for a circular economy for plastic. In just a few years, the circular economy has been put on the agenda of leading businesses and governments across the world and has been recognised as the solution to the plastic waste crisis. The […]
The Recyclable Toothpaste Tube: Colgate’s Journey Blog 19 May 2020 Plastic Waste The Recyclable Toothpaste Tube: Colgate’s Journey In 2014, Colgate issued its first formal packaging sustainability goals, which included a commitment for all packaging to be recyclable by 2020 for three categories: Pet Nutrition, Home Care, and Personal Care. Conspicuous for its absence was our big Oral Care business. There, against the daunting challenge of making toothpaste tubes recyclable, our 2020 commitment […]
World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Press Release 08 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours […]
CGF LatAm Steering Committee Meets PAHO Foundation to Discuss Health in Latin America News Update 18 Feb 2017 CGF LatAm Steering Committee Meets PAHO Foundation to Discuss Health in Latin America Last week, members of the CGF’s global and Latin America Steering Committees met with the PAHO Foundation in Atlanta, US to discuss ongoing health priorities in the Latin America region and areas for possible collaboration. The CGF, in all regions of the globe, is committed to working with key stakeholder groups to help drive positive change at a local […]
Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success Blog 02 Nov 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
Collaboration with National Retailers and Manufacturers: Insights from a Place-Based Foundation Blog 16 Dec 2019 Health & Wellness Collaboration with National Retailers and Manufacturers: Insights from a Place-Based Foundation Our environments, the physical and social structures that surround us as we grow up, shape us. They shape who we become as adults, how we live and even show love to our families. Our food environments shape us even more literally than that. They have a huge influence on what we eat, how we eat […]
Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People News Update 03 Apr 2020 Corporate Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People The strength of the CGF lies in its collaborative efforts and ability to bring our industry together to discuss challenges impacting our people, our customers and our businesses, and to share best practices and knowledge. The world is now facing a pandemic not seen in our lifetime, but our industry is stepping up and showcasing […]
No Plastic in Nature – A Revolution Within Our Grasp Blog 21 Aug 2019 Plastic Waste No Plastic in Nature – A Revolution Within Our Grasp In advance of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit in October 2019, Kavita Prakash-Mani, Global Conservation Director at WWF, invites the consumer goods industry to make, and act on, public commitments to plastic waste reduction and recovery and help shape both industry norms and global policy. Brilliant and Problematic Plastic is brilliant – and […]
Collaboration for Healthier Lives in the UK:  Industry Acting Together with Stakeholders to Support Families Blog 08 Jun 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Collaboration for Healthier Lives in the UK: Industry Acting Together with Stakeholders to Support Families The Consumer Goods Forum’s ambition to drive healthier behaviours in the UK started with the launch of the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) UK initiative eighteen months ago. CHL is a global initiative adapted by individual countries that aims to make it easier for people to adopt healthier lives for themselves and their families. In […]
CGF Forced Labour Initiative Welcomed at Meeting with Pope Francis Press Release 19 Jan 2017 CGF Forced Labour Initiative Welcomed at Meeting with Pope Francis The Consumer Goods Forum key contributor to event that brought together leaders in business, international institutions, academia, faiths, the media and civil society Roundtable had strong endorsement from the Vatican, including an audience with His Holiness, Pope Francis PARIS, 19th January 2017 – On 13th and 14th January, Peter Freedman, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum […]
Private Enterprise and Public Health: A ‘Healthy Twist’ in Latin America Blog 05 Oct 2017 Health & Wellness Private Enterprise and Public Health: A ‘Healthy Twist’ in Latin America PAHO Foundation’s President and CEO, Dr Jennie Ward-Robinson, on why the public health NGO has teamed up with the CGF to drive improved health outcomes across Latin America.   According to a recent report jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 360 million adults […]
“Seagriculture”: Harnessing the Sustainable Power of Seaweed Blog 05 Sep 2019 “Seagriculture”: Harnessing the Sustainable Power of Seaweed Lloyd’s Register (LR) Foundation is an independent, global charity, owned by Lloyd’s Register Group, that helps to protect life and property at sea, and support education, and engineering-related research. In 2015, LR Foundation started the Safe production Of Marine plants and use of Ocean Space (SOMOS) project, a very disruptive project alongside Wageningen University. The […]