The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) held its annual FLP Congress in Berlin from 18th-20th October this year. The annual gathering of young leaders from within the consumer goods industry saw delegates travel from all over the world to learn what it means to be a great leader of a great company, with emphasis on building leaders for companies with purpose.
On the first day of the event, Global Co-Chair of CGF Health & Wellness Pillar, Isabelle Grosmaitre, Alimentation Initiative Catalyst, Danone kicked-off a session on purpose in action, alongside CGF’s Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan. The pair explored sustainability and health challenges and opportunities. And, how positive actions are taking place around the world and changing the way business is being done.
Isabelle began by explaining health is a global issue for people all over the world and for the planet, and how systems need to go from cure to care and we need collaboration to get there.
“I believe we are today at a tipping point, where millenials are craving for change, where people want to play a more proactive role on their health and the health of the planet. We need to reinvent the health and food system. And no transformation at scale can be done without business”, she said. “A food revolution is happening at Danone and we want to be a catalyst of change and foster healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices. The Consumer Goods Forum is the platform we have to create a better world together”.
The FLP Congress welcomed 130 participants who took part in the activities that ranged from CEO presentations, crisis management workshops to discussions on what it means to be purpose-driven, insights into digital disruption and an exclusive Hackathon.