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Despite the COVID-19 Lockdown, 76% of Employees Happy with Their Jobs News Update 27 Oct 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Despite the COVID-19 Lockdown, 76% of Employees Happy with Their Jobs The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), led by its Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (CHL), and Engaging Business, recently conducted a survey of consumer goods professionals as part of the CGF’s Sustainable Retail Summit that was held 15th-16th October 2020. The survey, developed by Engaging Business, was taken by 202 employees from numerous countries […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Three: Business Transformation Press Release 15 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Three: Business Transformation VANCOUVER, 14th June 2019 — We review the key messages from the final day of the The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada, including the keynote session with Walmart International’s President & CEO, Judith McKenna.   Transform from within Walmart’s Judith McKenna outlined the company’s transformational journey and its focus on reinventing the […]
Shaping Collaboration to Promote Healthier Lives Blog 03 Dec 2020 Shaping Collaboration to Promote Healthier Lives There will be a before 2020 and after 2020! It’s clear that there is now a profound disruption happening in our society. The pandemic has caused a dramatic shift in both our expectations and perceptions, and health has been thrust into the limelight. Health is what matters – health of people and our planet – […]
Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform Blog 05 Jun 2019 Global Summit Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” I love this quote by Mario Andretti, one of the world’s most successful race car drivers, and a fellow Italian. Winning the race to meet customer expectations has become more challenging with increased demand for long term benefits, real-time 24/7 customer service, and a personalized […]
The CGF and GAIN / SBN Hold Meeting on Aligning Accountability on Nutrition News Update 05 Mar 2020 Health & Wellness The CGF and GAIN / SBN Hold Meeting on Aligning Accountability on Nutrition The aligning accountability initiative aims to analyse the opportunities and challenges related to aligning business accountability for nutrition. In 2019 a report was published by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to assess the current landscape of business accountability for nutrition and consider ways to improve it. On 11 February 2020, a workshop hosted by […]
Future Leaders are the Activists for a Better Business Blog 17 Oct 2018 FLP-Conference Future Leaders are the Activists for a Better Business If consumer goods companies are to re-imagine the business model of tomorrow, we must first understand the consumers of today. Today millennials account for a third of total value consumption and this generation is craving change[1], a feeling driven by their awareness of global issues including water scarcity, the need for sustainable agriculture, and health […]
Press Release 13 Jun 2013 Business Basics More Important Than New Approaches to Growth, The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG Find  — Sales growth, product innovation and cost reduction programs come top for senior executives in 2013, over newer trends including mobile sales and online media  — Findings released during The Consumer Goods Forum’s annual summit in Tokyo    TOKYO, 13th June 2013 – According to new research from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and KPMG […]
Press Release 17 Jul 2014 ‘Age of Disruption’ Makes Digital Top Priority for 54% of Consumer Goods Firms – But One-Third Lack Know-How Research finds over half of business leaders place digital strategy and data analytics high on their agenda, and the supply chain rates as their number one challenge and area of investment    PARIS, 17th July 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG International today released the findings of their annual Global Top of Mind Survey. […]
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, held 200 days before COP21 and an official part of Paris Climate Week, is designed to showcase how business is […]
Working Together Towards Positive Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing Press Release 14 May 2019 Health & Wellness Working Together Towards Positive Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing The Consumer Goods Forum, Global Business Group on Health and Global Chief Medical Officer Network Joins Forces to Increase Awareness in the Workplace   PARIS, 14th May 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Global Business Group on Health (GBGH), and Global Chief Medical Officer Network (GCMON) have today joined forces to respond to the need for increased awareness around issues of […]
RBA and the CGF Co-Host Session at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights News Update 20 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability RBA and the CGF Co-Host Session at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights On 27th November, CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret co-hosted a panel session, entitled “Addressing ‘modern slavery’ in supply chains – Company responses” at the United Nation’s Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with more than 2,000 participants […]
The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology Press Release 15 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability The Future We Want Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-Centred Technology SINGAPORE, 15th June 2018 – ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has urged global business leaders to work together with the United Nations to build a future of work that is equitable and harnesses technology to enhance people’s lives, especially those who are trapped in forced labour. Speaking to over a 1,000 CEOs at The Consumer Goods […]
Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment Press Release 12 Jun 2018 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Global Business Leaders Call for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labour and Unethical Recruitment PARIS and SINGAPORE, 12th June 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of forced labour. Issued during the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment, the call to action was made alongside the International Labour […]
Press Release 22 Jun 2012 Corporate Pick n Pay Head Elected New Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum Procter & Gamble and Royal Ahold CEO’s elected vice chairs    PARIS, France, 22nd June 2012 – The Consumer Goods Forum has elected Gareth Ackerman, chairman of one of Africa’s largest retail chains, Pick n Pay as its new co-chair.    Ackerman replaces Lars Olofsson, formerly CEO of Carrefour. He will work jointly with the existing […]
We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships Blog 16 Jun 2020 E2E Value Chain We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships We recently conducted dedicated research to gather the perspectives on how retailers and suppliers are being impacted and are adapting in key markets around the world: China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK. We have also collected detailed feedback from the remainder of our 40 markets. Their stories explore the tensions brought about by […]
Why a Culture of Health is Critical to Business Blog 25 Oct 2019 Health & Wellness Why a Culture of Health is Critical to Business As part of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit this week, Rosie Warin, CEO of next-generation management consultancy Kin&Co, explains why businesses need to move away from standalone wellbeing programmes and policies and towards a holistic culture of health. Globally, things aren’t looking great for the health of the general population, particularly through the […]