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The Consumer Goods Forum Becomes UN Race to Zero Accelerator at COP26 Press Release 05 Nov 2021 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Becomes UN Race to Zero Accelerator at COP26 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is today becoming an official “Accelerator” of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, to help increase progress towards net zero among its global membership.  — Over the last six months, the proportion of the 57-strong CGF Board in the Race to Zero has more than doubled from 22% to […]
Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action News Update 12 Aug 2021 Environmental Sustainability Open Letter to CGF Members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan on Recent IPCC Report and Need for Urgent Action The Consumer Goods Forum has published an open letter to its members from Managing Director Wai-Chan Chan in response to the recent IPCC report and need for urgent action. Dear Members, You will have seen earlier this week that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the UN body responsible for climate science – […]
Net Zero Corporate Readiness: Between Optimism and Reality Blog 14 Mar 2022 Corporate Net Zero Corporate Readiness: Between Optimism and Reality Seen through a global lens, achieving Net Zero by 2050 requires considering critical questions about how efforts should differ according to country, sector and corporation. This article highlights key findings from ENGIE Impact’s Net Zero Corporate Readiness Report – based on our survey of 400 business leaders representing 21 sectors across 23 countries, including a deeper […]
CGF MD Wai-Chan Chan Speaks on Decarbonisation of Consumer Goods at FT Climate Capital Live in London News Update 10 Mar 2022 Corporate CGF MD Wai-Chan Chan Speaks on Decarbonisation of Consumer Goods at FT Climate Capital Live in London On 8th March, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Wai-Chan Chan, spoke at the FT Climate Capital Live event in London. The three-day event was heavily focused on what needs to happen to address the climate emergency now facing the world, with Wai-Chan talking more specifically on how the consumer goods industry must […]
Reduce Or Offset? Do Both. Here’s How. Blog 17 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain Reduce Or Offset? Do Both. Here’s How. Carbon offsetting is a polarising, frequently misunderstood concept. Some view it as an opportunistic way for polluters to appear sustainable without reducing their carbon emissions. Others see it as a short-term tactic for jump-starting the transition to Net Zero. In truth, offsetting is a valid strategic tool for companies committed to the Race to Zero. It can unlock […]
Businesses Must Strengthen Partnerships for Our Planet Blog 22 Apr 2022 Corporate Businesses Must Strengthen Partnerships for Our Planet Today is Earth Day, an important moment to reflect on how we can all step up to the challenge of ensuring a prosperous future for generations. The scientific evidence is clear: we must act now if we are to stand a chance of halting runaway climate change. A transition to a greener and healthier future […]
#COP26: Consumer Goods CEOs Commit to #RacetoZero Through The Consumer Goods Forum Video 05 Nov 2021 Corporate #COP26: Consumer Goods CEOs Commit to #RacetoZero Through The Consumer Goods Forum
Embracing Nature, Innovation and Collaboration to Brew Sustainable Beer Podcast 26 Jan 2022 Plastic Waste Embracing Nature, Innovation and Collaboration to Brew Sustainable Beer In this month’s episode, we are joined by Preeti Srivastav, Group Sustainability Director at Asahi Europe & International, who shares on how the company is driving positive change through the implementation of their sustainability strategy, in particular their innovative plastics and packaging solutions, as well as their participation in the Race to Zero. Preeti also […]
Collaboration Has Never Been More Critical: 2022 Must be the Year to Prioritise Partnership Working Blog 28 Jan 2022 Corporate Collaboration Has Never Been More Critical: 2022 Must be the Year to Prioritise Partnership Working As we race towards the planet’s best last chance to halt runaway climate change and the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals, time to ensure a greener planet and thriving communities is short. Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children[1] are already at extremely high risk from the impacts of the climate crisis. Without immediate action, people […]
Isn’t It Time You Put Your Best Foot Forward by Choosing the Best-Known Footprint? Blog 21 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Isn’t It Time You Put Your Best Foot Forward by Choosing the Best-Known Footprint? For busy shoppers, investigating a brand’s credentials on climate can mean disappearing down a rabbit hole of strategy reports, charts and statements. How do they really know a product walks the walk, rather than just talking the talk when it comes to sustainability? While many brands want to lessen their impact on the world, with […]
The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Press Release 24 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Now What? Key Takeaways and Conclusions from The Consumer Goods Forum’s 2021 Global Summit PARIS, 24 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s virtual 2021 Global Summit closed this afternoon, the conclusion of four days of focused conversation around challenges and opportunities in the consumer goods industry. This event marked the first time that the […]
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 […]
Business Leaders, Sustainability and Health Experts and Environmental Groups Set to Unite at Sustainable Retail Summit to Help Shape Future of Industry Press Release 08 Sep 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Business Leaders, Sustainability and Health Experts and Environmental Groups Set to Unite at Sustainable Retail Summit to Help Shape Future of Industry The Consumer Goods Forum gears up to host more than 400 industry leaders and experts from 13th – 14th October, for two days of inspirational talks and best practice sessions helping to drive positive change for business, people and planet Major businesses and non-profit organisations including Unilever, Danone, PepsiCo, WHO, Walmart and WWF will reflect […]
From Laggard To Leader: Scaling Digital Operations & Extracting Value Blog 17 Dec 2020 From Laggard To Leader: Scaling Digital Operations & Extracting Value It’s a tricky time for Manufacturers.  Technological advances, global trade tensions and market evolutions and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, have accelerated the shift to digital, end to end, from consumer to supply chain and operations.  It all adds up to a tenuous time for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) leaders —and a compelling need to […]
COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Blog 20 Nov 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Sustainability Then and Now   Prior to the pandemic, consumers around the world were focused on sustainability; reuse and recyclables, organic and natural food products, to do their part in managing the effects of climate change. Millennials led the charge by voting with their wallets, challenging retailers and suppliers to provide sustainable products and packaging […]
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit to Host Industry Leaders From Around World to Accelerate Better Lives Through Better Business Press Release 20 Apr 2022 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit to Host Industry Leaders From Around World to Accelerate Better Lives Through Better Business PARIS, 20th April 2022 Senior leaders from hundreds of retailers, manufacturers and other companies gear up for The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit, taking place 20 – 23 June in Dublin, Ireland Industry leaders will discuss pressing challenges and opportunities including carbon reduction, empowering healthier consumer choices, accelerating a circular economy for plastics and responsible […]