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New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Blog 22 Feb 2021 Corporate New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Madelaine VanDerHeyden sat down with the CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, to reflect on his first eight months at the CGF, key highlights from the past year, and what the new year will hold. Madelaine: Can you provide some highlights from your first eight or so months at the CGF? Wai-Chan: It has been great […]
Press Release 16 Apr 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Managing Director Succession: Peter Freedman to be Succeeded by Wai-Chan Chan PARIS, 16th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces that Peter Freedman will step down as Managing Director (MD) after leading the organisation for more than six years. His successor will be Dr Wai-Chan Chan, currently senior partner and co-leader of the retail and consumer goods practice at Oliver Wyman. At the end […]
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 – […]
Getting to Know the CGF’s New Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Podcast 25 Jun 2020 Corporate Getting to Know the CGF’s New Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan In the June episode of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Corporate Podcast, special guest host Madelaine VanDerHeyden sits down with an even more special guest star: Wai-Chan Chan, the new Managing Director of the CGF. In his first few weeks as Managing Director, Wai-Chan has already led a CGF Board Meeting, moderated our Virtual Knowledge Series […]
New Year’s Reflections with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Podcast 01 Feb 2021 Corporate New Year’s Reflections with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan www.theconsumergoodsforum.com | In the first episode of the third season of the CGF Podcast, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden catches up with Wai-Chan Chan, the CGF’s Managing Director, to reflect on his first eight months at the CGF, key highlights from the past year, and what the new year will hold.  
UNFSS Pre-Summit – Workforce Nutrition Statement – Wai-Chan Chan Video 01 Jul 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives UNFSS Pre-Summit – Workforce Nutrition Statement – Wai-Chan Chan
CGF Participates in UN Food Systems Pre-Summit and Supports UNFSS Action Tracks News Update 29 Jul 2021 Corporate CGF Participates in UN Food Systems Pre-Summit and Supports UNFSS Action Tracks PARIS, 29th July 2021 — This year is a critical one for The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and its Coalitions of Action, as we work together with key partners and stakeholders to tackle the crucial challenges and drive the urgent changes needed to secure sustainable food systems. As we look ahead to the United Nations Food Systems […]
Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum Press Release 28 Jan 2021 Food Waste Actions from Consumer Goods Companies to Drive Down Food Waste Showcased in New Case Study Booklet from The Consumer Goods Forum PARIS, 28 January — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published the newest edition of its Food Waste Case Study Booklet, a collection of stories from CGF members, including those of its Food Waste Coalition of Action, highlighting their actions to reduce food loss and create more sustainable supply chains. The booklet brings together […]
CGF Managing Director Joins “Fixing the Business of Food” Cross-Sector Dialogue News Update 22 Sep 2020 Food Waste CGF Managing Director Joins “Fixing the Business of Food” Cross-Sector Dialogue On 22nd September 2020, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Wai-Chan Chan, joined the virtual panel, entitled “Fixing the Business of Food: A Critical Cross-Sector Dialogue to Re-Strategize Food Businesses,” hosted by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) together with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Santa Chiara Lab […]
CGF Joins Champions 12.3 Call to Global Action on Food Loss and Waste News Update 24 Sep 2020 Food Waste CGF Joins Champions 12.3 Call to Global Action on Food Loss and Waste As a member of Champions 12.3, a global coalition of executives committed to accelerating progress towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 against food loss, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has joined dozens of executives in a call to action for governments and industry actors to pursue strategies to “dramatically accelerate efforts to halve food loss […]
Private Sector in the Spotlight at UNFSS Pre-Summit Session on Workforce Nutrition News Update 27 Jul 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Private Sector in the Spotlight at UNFSS Pre-Summit Session on Workforce Nutrition 2021 is a critical year for the The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition to drive their agenda to support healthier consumers globally. It marks the halfway point in the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on Nutrition, as the world prepares for the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September […]
Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? Blog 04 Dec 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? At our recent Sustainable Retail Summit, the topics of food systems and healthy diets converged quite frequently, with many panellists pointing out where and how these two concepts overlap. Before this year’s SRS, we already knew that our global food systems are in serious need of repair. An estimated one-third of food produced for human […]
CGF Members Join Forces to Launch ‘United for a Healthier Future’ CHL Initiative in Russia Press Release 15 Apr 2021 Health & Wellness CGF Members Join Forces to Launch ‘United for a Healthier Future’ CHL Initiative in Russia PARIS, 15 April 2021 – Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are joining forces to launch the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) ‘United for a Healthier Future’ initiative in Russia. This marks the newest local CHL initiative to be launched as part of a global movement to empower people in communities across the globe […]
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 […]
Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action Press Release 23 Mar 2021 Food Safety Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action 33 CGF Members Join the All-New Coalition and Will Be Governed by New Steering Committee GFSI Becomes Eighth Coalition of Action Under the Stewardship of The Consumer Goods Forum   PARIS, 23rd March 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is starting a new […]
Employers Bringing Healthy Nutrition to Their Workforce During COVID-19 Uncertainty Press Release 07 Apr 2021 Health & Wellness Employers Bringing Healthy Nutrition to Their Workforce During COVID-19 Uncertainty New tools launched today by The Consumer Goods Forum and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition are driving employer action. PARIS, 7th April – One in three people worldwide suffers from malnutrition today, making it a massive global concern impacting individuals, businesses, and economies alike – in both developing and developed countries. The health impacts of […]