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How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Blog 23 Jan 2018 Food Waste How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Poverty in Europe is a reality, and food insecurity is often closer to us than we would like to think. In 2015, 119 million people of the EU-28 population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Among them, 43 million (8.1%) were not able to afford a quality meal every second day. At the same time, Europeans waste 88 […]
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 […]
Three Ways CGF Members Can Partner with Food Banks on International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste and Every Day Blog 28 Sep 2021 Food Waste Three Ways CGF Members Can Partner with Food Banks on International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste and Every Day Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the world faced a monumental challenge: a staggering 650 million people faced hunger. The global crisis has only exacerbated this problem, pushing an additional 118 million people into hunger. At the same time, nearly a third of the world’s food is lost or wasted at the post-harvest, retail, and consumer levels, […]
World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide Blog 16 Oct 2018 Food Waste World Food Day 2018: How CGF Members are Tackling #ZeroHunger Worldwide In a world with a growing population, increasing cost of food, concerns about inequality and food insecurity, diverting food waste from landfills and finding innovative ways of putting it to beneficial use are particularly important. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that 821 million people in the world still suffer from hunger, and […]
Fighting Food Waste Starts with Respecting Food Blog 24 Sep 2019 Food Waste Fighting Food Waste Starts with Respecting Food Recent data shows that in Germany alone 12 million tons of food goes to waste every year. Worldwide this adds up to more than 1.3 billion tons of edible food that ends up on landfills. Food waste is a global paradox: up until now more than 820 million people are suffering from hunger – even […]
CGF Japan Supports Vulnerable Families with Food Donations in Collaboration with Save the Children and WRI 10x20x30 News Update 08 Jul 2021 Food Waste CGF Japan Supports Vulnerable Families with Food Donations in Collaboration with Save the Children and WRI 10x20x30 On June 23rd, 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Japan Sustainability Local Group, WRI 10x20x30 Food Waste Japan Project and Save the Children Japan held an online press conference to announce their collaboration to provide 3,000 food boxes during the upcoming summer holiday to help vulnerable families and their children impacted by Covid-19. During the press […]
How Food Banks Impact Food Loss and Waste Reduction Podcast 16 Nov 2021 Food Waste How Food Banks Impact Food Loss and Waste Reduction   In this month’s episode, we are joined by Lisa Moon, Chief Executive Officer at The Global FoodBanking Network, an international non-profit organisation based in Chicago that supports community-driven solutions to alleviate hunger in more than 40 countries. Lisa shares her insights on how businesses can build successful partnerships with food banks and the impact […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
#TogetherForTomorrow — CGF and The Global FoodBanking Network Video 15 Jul 2022 Food Waste #TogetherForTomorrow — CGF and The Global FoodBanking Network The Consumer Goods Forum believes collaboration is key to reaching the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030. We’re reflecting with our key partners about what collaboration means to us. In this video, hear from Katie Pearmine from The Global FoodBanking Network. 
Environmental Sustainability Team Members Speak at Sustainability Summit in Bogota, Colombia News Update 10 Sep 2019 Environmental Sustainability Environmental Sustainability Team Members Speak at Sustainability Summit in Bogota, Colombia At the end of August, members of the Environmental Sustainability team spoke at the largest Sustainability Summit (Cumbre de Sostenibilidad) in Bogota, Colombia. Attended by more than 1,700 delegates, the event brought together experts from business, government, the public sector, and academia to discuss the biggest environmental challenges facing Colombia, and the planet. During the […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Unites Its Members on Actions to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19 Press Release 18 Dec 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Unites Its Members on Actions to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19 PARIS, 18th December – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced its members are working together on actions to support vulnerable communities, part of a coordinated, global response to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic. The move, involving 45 CGF members from around the world, […]
CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 News Update 02 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition has published a case studies booklet highlighting the actions of member 51 companies and organisations to assist vulnerable communities most impacted by COVID-19. This comes after the December 2020 CGF announcement that its members would work together on a series of key actions to […]
Supporting Vulnerable Communities in the Wake of Covid-19 Podcast 04 Mar 2021 Corporate Supporting Vulnerable Communities in the Wake of Covid-19 www.theconsumergoodsforum.com | In the latest episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester is joined by three members of the CGF’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action: Marcus Osborne from Walmart, Imke Van Gasselt from Ahold Delhaize, and Lisa Gibby from Nestlé. Tune in to hear all about the Coalition’s newly released case study […]
How FMCG Brands Can Keep Up with Millennials Blog 05 Sep 2018 Global Summit How FMCG Brands Can Keep Up with Millennials When we talk about “millennials”, there can sometimes be a tendency to generalise about what is actually a very diverse group of consumers, covering anyone from the ages of 18- to around 35-years-old, anywhere in the world. Admittedly, this group does have some unifying characteristics; their tendency to be digitally skilled, for example (although this […]