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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 […]
The CGF and Oliver Wyman Publish ‘Business as a Force for Good in Times of a Crisis’ Press Release 29 May 2020 Health & Wellness The CGF and Oliver Wyman Publish ‘Business as a Force for Good in Times of a Crisis’ More than 470 case studies and key learnings from CGF members and the wider industry on how they responded to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis Publication part of CGF’s all-new Global Learning Mechanism   Paris, 29th May 2020 –The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has partnered with global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman on the curation of […]
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 […]
Food Loss and Waste: Have You Heard? Blog 20 Aug 2017 Food Waste Food Loss and Waste: Have You Heard?   By now you’ve probably heard that about 1/3 of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted. And you’ve likely heard about all the impacts this huge inefficiency causes. Food loss and waste, for example, results in roughly $940 billion in economic losses globally per year. It consumes one-quarter of all water […]
GUSI UIM Implementation Guide: Financial Settlement Publication 01 Dec 2011 GUSI UIM Implementation Guide: Financial Settlement
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 […]
Plastic is Fantastic! Pollution isn’t! Blog 18 Oct 2018 Environmental Sustainability Plastic is Fantastic! Pollution isn’t! Take a Look around: Have you Ever Asked Yourself how Life Would be Without Plastic?   Plastic has shaped our development as a society: it’s versatile, strong, flexible, heat resistant, handy, light, cheap… you name it. This unique set of properties has made it one of the most successful materials of the second half of […]
Online Global Growth of 163% Predicted By 2023, Adding $257bn to Food and Consumer Goods Industry Press Release 05 Jun 2019 Corporate Online Global Growth of 163% Predicted By 2023, Adding $257bn to Food and Consumer Goods Industry LONDON and PARIS, 5th June 2019 — Digital technologies are revolutionising the way the food and consumer goods industry operates and online sales are forecast to grow 163% by 2023 across major markets, according to a new report from research organisation IGD, in association with The Consumer Goods Forum.  Looking at how companies can respond to […]
Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic Blog 02 Sep 2020 Product Data Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic The rate of change in consumer demand witnessed over the past few months has been unprecedented, calling attention to the importance of effective lines of communication between suppliers and retailers.  As demand for certain products spiked and supply chains experienced disruption, information sharing and access to accurate information became critical for both parties. Suppliers needed real–time information on the products being taken from and those […]
Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Blog 06 Nov 2017 Food Waste Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Over the last few years, there has been rapid growth in awareness and acknowledgment of the global food waste problem. Numerous reports and research papers provide statistics on the quantity of food – estimated at a third of what is produced for human consumption – that goes to waste each year. As a result, major food businesses […]
A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry Blog 10 Jun 2020 Corporate A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry The global economy is deep into the worst economic crisis of the last 100 years. Across the Middle East and North Africa, the economic outlook is perhaps even more severe than elsewhere, as the region faces unprecedented dual shocks from COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices. With malls closed and social distancing in place, […]
Why It’s So Hard to Reverse Food Supersizing Blog 09 Feb 2017 Why It’s So Hard to Reverse Food Supersizing Understanding size perceptions can help make consumers more receptive to both downsizing and supersizing. As food portions and packages have grown, so has the weight of many consumers. To reverse this trend, and preserve their margins when costs go up, some food makers have tried downsizing their product sizes. But whenever a brand tries to […]
#EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 Blog 22 Apr 2020 Environmental Sustainability #EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 This year’s Earth Day has taken on new significance, as the global community continues to grapple to control the Covid-19 pandemic, an unprecedented crisis in our modern times with far-reaching and inter-connected global challenges and consequences. This crisis has demonstrated how much we depend on each other, as one humanity living on one planet, for […]
The Values of Values: Setting the Course (Defining Values) Blog 14 Apr 2020 Corporate The Values of Values: Setting the Course (Defining Values) This is the first of three articles in a series about ‘the value of values’ in which we will highlight values as a guiding principle for positive impact. We’ll begin by defining what values are, how they’re used, and their evolution for use in business. The second article will be about walking the talk: identifying […]
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 […]
Are You Committed? The Time to Act on Refrigerants is Now Blog 20 Apr 2017 Are You Committed? The Time to Act on Refrigerants is Now   New research shows that our society is only four years away from keeping the global average temperature of rising to no more than 1.5C. Reductions of CO2 through measures such as the phasing out of chemical refrigerants are necessary. Thankfully, much progress has been made by the global consumer goods industry in transitioning away from […]