Our work requires much more than industry-wide collaboration. To achieve success and ensure the positive, long-term impacts of our initiatives, we also need to work across sectors. We recognise that the issues we are working on are too big for our industry to solve alone. We do, therefore, regularly collaborate with industry bodies, governments, public health authorities and subject experts to ensure we are at the forefront of ongoing conversations and innovative solutions.
We provide a global platform for such collaborations, whereby our members can come together with NGOs, governments, public health authorities and other relevant actors to discuss areas for acceleration and change. It’s not always easy for companies to engage with such bodies by themselves, and the convening power of the CGF helps ensure our members get a seat at the table.
We are also often approached for guidance on key issues by large organisations, including governments on topics like food safety and deforestation, NGOs like the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace, and international organisations like the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
It is important that we continue to propose these types of collaborations to support our work and to ensure we align with key international and regional players who are working towards shared objectives.
Our cross-sector relationships include those with: