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From Laggard To Leader: Scaling Digital Operations & Extracting Value Blog 17 Dec 2020 Product Data 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 […]
How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector Blog 17 Dec 2020 Forest Positive How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector A Roadmap to a Forest Positive Future Achieving a forest positive future: that is the goal set by the 18 member companies of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition as they work to transform the supply of three commodities — palm oil, soy, and paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging — driven by a […]
What We Learnt From Our Forest Footprint Pilot Exercise Blog 10 Dec 2020 Forest Positive What We Learnt From Our Forest Footprint Pilot Exercise Working towards a ‘Forest Positive’ strategy   Since Nestlé made its no-deforestation commitment in 2010, we have worked directly within our supply chains to ensure that we know where the palm oil and other raw materials we buy come from. We now go all the way back to the plantation or the smallholder, verify that […]
Reasons To Invest In Your Workforce’s Health: Why And How Blog 08 Dec 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Reasons To Invest In Your Workforce’s Health: Why And How Last year, The Consumer Goods Forum joined forces with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to co-found the Workforce Nutrition Alliance (WNA), supported by NewForesight, with the aim of supporting employers to adopt and expand workforce nutrition programmes and impact 3 million employees in their organisations and supply chains by 2025.  The WNA focuses […]
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 […]
Shaping Collaboration to Promote Healthier Lives Blog 03 Dec 2020 Health & Wellness 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 – […]
A Positive Journey: Collaboration and Participation in Creating Forest Positive Roadmaps Blog 26 Nov 2020 Forest Positive A Positive Journey: Collaboration and Participation in Creating Forest Positive Roadmaps The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition brings together 18 companies, retailers and manufacturers, all committed to accelerate progress and transformation towards a forest positive future. At Proforest, we’ve been pleased to be part of this journey, supporting Coalition members in the development of the Coalition’s Commodity Roadmaps, and the strategic frameworks that outline […]
A Reflection on the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit 2020: Positivity for the Future of Our Planet Through Partnerships for Step Change Blog 24 Nov 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit A Reflection on the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit 2020: Positivity for the Future of Our Planet Through Partnerships for Step Change After a productive two days at the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit in mid-October, I really believe that together, through the power of partnerships, we have all it takes to grow responsibly. I’m proud that I work for P&G as we embrace our environmental duty to lead with innovation in the area of sustainability, and that […]
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 […]
Crafting a Public-Private Partnership: The Inter-American Foundation Partners with Danone Argentina to Promote Recycling Blog 19 Nov 2020 Plastic Waste Crafting a Public-Private Partnership: The Inter-American Foundation Partners with Danone Argentina to Promote Recycling In October, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) launched a three-year public-private partnership with Danone Argentina, a leading global company that produces beverages and dairy and nutrition products, the Danone Ecosystem Fund—an endowment fund focused on developing general interest activities that create and strengthen sustainable and inclusive economic models globally—and Fundación Avina Argentina, a Latin American foundation […]
Leading the Fight Against Food Waste: Learnings from CGF Members in Argentina Blog 17 Nov 2020 Food Waste Leading the Fight Against Food Waste: Learnings from CGF Members in Argentina Food is a wonderful part of the many vibrant cultures across Latin America, acting as a rich thread in the fabric of society. We love to cook, eat and bring our communities together with delicious meals and share the history and tradition that many of these recipes hold. Still, unfortunately, we are not strangers to […]
Increased Profits Driving Dynamic Pricing Adoption Blog 05 Nov 2020 Product Data Increased Profits Driving Dynamic Pricing Adoption Dynamic pricing is on the cusp of wide-scale adoption across all types of retailers. Once a plaything of airlines and the travel industry, dynamic pricing has gone mainstream. A Bain & Company global survey of 1,700 business leaders revealed that 85% of company management believe they need to make better pricing decisions. However, only 15% […]
The Scientific Lifecycle Analysis Tool (LCA) as a Positive Force for Achieving Ambition 2030 Blog 16 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain The Scientific Lifecycle Analysis Tool (LCA) as a Positive Force for Achieving Ambition 2030 P&G harnesses the scientific Lifecycle Analysis tool (LCA) as a positive force for achieving Ambition 2030 Over the course of 2020, the world, and the way we live in it, has changed. We’ve seen proof that when we act collectively, our actions have the ability to conserve, protect and even help recover our natural environment. […]
Is it Working? A Closer Look at Our Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK Initiative in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark Blog 16 Oct 2020 Health & Wellness Is it Working? A Closer Look at Our Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK Initiative in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark In the UK, despite a world-renowned public health system, being healthy can be difficult for some. The COVID-19 lockdown hasn’t helped, as a lack of physical movement, school closures and limited access to healthy snacks has led to children gaining weight even faster, as highlighted in a recent article in The Times. Childhood obesity is […]
Forests as a Nature-based-solution to Address Climate Change and Reduce Carbon Emissions Blog 14 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Forests as a Nature-based-solution to Address Climate Change and Reduce Carbon Emissions The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) share a belief that third-party forest certification is a proven, readily-available, consumer-facing assurance tool that supports supply chain management, responsible sourcing, and corporate sustainability strategies, including action on climate change. SFI’s mission is to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. Together […]
Making Packaging Intelligent Through the Use of Digital Watermarks: A Deep Dive Into Project HolyGrail & the New Possibilities of HolyGrail2.0 Blog 13 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Making Packaging Intelligent Through the Use of Digital Watermarks: A Deep Dive Into Project HolyGrail & the New Possibilities of HolyGrail2.0 HolyGrail is a collaborative effort designed to solve one of the largest obstacles facing plastic recycling – inefficient sorting at sorting and/or recycling facilities. In 2016, as P&G’s sustainable packaging expert, I worked with P&G to kick off a coalition of companies to pioneer HolyGrail in Europe under the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy […]