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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 Challenge of Recycling in the U.S. Blog 20 Oct 2021 Plastic Waste The Challenge of Recycling in the U.S. The aging U.S. recycling system is at a critical juncture – it needs an overhaul to become more efficient, give equitable access to curbside recycling, and keep millions of dollars of valuable materials out of landfills. Companies are setting ambitious packaging sustainability targets and their customers care about making sustainable choices: 84% of consumers expect […]
The Paradox of Value Blog 19 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain The Paradox of Value If there is something important the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of, it is that many things are more valuable than money. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise anyone. For example, the economic principle that states that scarcity of something leads to higher prices doesn’t make much sense when the item is health, water or access to […]
Collaboration is Essential to Creating Sustainable Food Systems and is Fundamental to Improving Lives and Protecting Our Planet Blog 16 Oct 2021 Environmental Sustainability Collaboration is Essential to Creating Sustainable Food Systems and is Fundamental to Improving Lives and Protecting Our Planet More than three billion people around the world cannot afford a healthy diet. Meanwhile the global food production system is contributing over 25% of the planet’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Today marks World Food Day, a moment to generate awareness and action on responsible food production and consumption within the global agri-food system to create better […]
Database Coupling Made Easy: Data Reference Sheet Blog 15 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain Database Coupling Made Easy: Data Reference Sheet At The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), and particularly within my work in the End-to-End Value Chain and Product Data, we are focused on making things easier and more effective for businesses along the entire value chain. This could be to help make a business more sustainable, or it could be to support efficiency and reduce […]
Mindful Eating or Eating for Your Mind? Blog 10 Oct 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Mindful Eating or Eating for Your Mind? Diet and mental health at the workplace in a Covid-19 era. *This is an update to a previously published article In a pre-Covid-19 world, depression and anxiety were estimated to cost the global economy more than US $ 1 trillion per year1 in lost productivity. From recent discussions with companies on workplace wellbeing we notice […]
Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor Blog 07 Oct 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Stronger Together in Our Fight Against Forced Labor The social and economic devastation of the Covid pandemic has eroded years of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020 global labor income fell by USD $3.7 trillion; over 100 million people were pushed into unemployment; and 108 million people were pushed into poverty. The weight of this devastation is borne disproportionately by […]
The Future of Our Business: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) Blog 06 Oct 2021 The Future of Our Business: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive) This article originally appeared on Ramon Laguarta’s Linkedin, follow to stay up-to-date on PepsiCo’s sustainability journey. There’s no denying it: companies are facing a new business and societal reality. One driven in large part by climate change and inequality. Consumers are more interested in the future of the planet and society. All our stakeholders – […]
Conscious Consumerism is Transforming Industries Blog 04 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Conscious Consumerism is Transforming Industries Conscious consumers are voting with their phones and wallets. Sustainably aware buyers aren’t just motivated by advertising, convenience and cost. Instead, they research the companies they buy from and support to understand their purpose, business processes, sustainability commitments and, more importantly, the impact their products or services have on the planet. While this trend dates back […]
Continued Supply Chain Shocks? Build Resilience with Increased Intelligence and Flexibility Blog 01 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain Continued Supply Chain Shocks? Build Resilience with Increased Intelligence and Flexibility Halfway through what was supposed to be a recovery year, retailers are still struggling Long gone are the days of panic buying and empty shelves in grocery stores as society grappled with the early days of the pandemic. Most retailers around the world have since regained their footing by increasing capabilities and nimbly adapting to […]
Ideas into Action: Ensuring Responsible Sourcing for the Future Blog 01 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Ideas into Action: Ensuring Responsible Sourcing for the Future The theme of this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, “The Evolving Face of Sustainability: Acting Today to Shape Tomorrow,” encourages us to consider what actions we as businesses can take to build a more sustainable world.  The urgent moral need for sustainability is well known to anyone living in a world affected by climate change. But […]
Aiming for the Food Waste Breakthrough Blog 29 Sep 2021 Food Waste Aiming for the Food Waste Breakthrough Twice as high as estimated – the news that WWF broke in August 2021 on the amount of global food loss and waste weren’t exactly what was needed on top of the climate crisis, extreme weather events and its severe consequences as well as the worrying Covid-variants. A new report found that with 1,2 billion additional […]
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, […]
Do More with Less: Use Existing Emissions Data to Accelerate Decarbonisation Blog 24 Sep 2021 E2E Value Chain Do More with Less: Use Existing Emissions Data to Accelerate Decarbonisation As more companies set bold decarbonisation goals such as Science-Based Targets or Net Zero pledges, a major organisational shift is occurring across the global corporate landscape: the topic of carbon is moving from a pure reporting concern to a core strategic concern. The challenge is that the underpinning carbon data is evolving much slower. Many […]
Harnessing the Positive Power of Global Food Systems is More Vital Than Ever Blog 23 Sep 2021 Corporate Harnessing the Positive Power of Global Food Systems is More Vital Than Ever Our world is at a critical juncture. Almost half the children around the planet are already at ‘extremely high risk’ from the impacts of the climate crisis. Alongside this, the pandemic has intensified inequality and vulnerability. As many as 124 million more people around the world have been pushed into extreme poverty in the past […]
A Challenging Journey Ahead for the Irish Agri-Food Industry Blog 22 Sep 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit A Challenging Journey Ahead for the Irish Agri-Food Industry Cross industry collaboration is key to achieving a more sustainable future for Irish food, drink and horticulture producers. The Irish Government has set out an ambitious Climate Action plan to more than halve Ireland’s carbon emissions over the course of the decade, achieve “carbon neutrality” by no later than 2050 and adopt five-yearly sector specific […]