With sustainability integrated into every aspect of our business, we have long embraced the concept that doing good is good business. This year, Fortune magazine recognised Coca-Cola for this approach by including the company on its “Change the World” list.

We ranked No. 11 on the list of 50 companies, earning recognition for our 5by20 programme, which aims to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the global Coca-Cola value chain by 2020. 5by20 has reached more than 1.2 million women entrepreneurs across 60 countries since launching in 2010.

"Supporting women helps build stronger communities, making our business more sustainable." - Charlotte Oades

“At Coca-Cola, we are strongly committed to building sustainable communities and shared value—and we know women are key to that,” said Charlotte Oades, vice president and global director of Women’s Economic Empowerment, The Coca-Cola Company. “Investing in women is smart and the right thing to do. In the long run, supporting women helps build stronger communities, making our business more sustainable.”

The “Change the World” list highlights companies that have made a positive social impact through activities as part of their core business strategy. Companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more are prioritised, and ultimately evaluated on measurable impact, business results and degree of innovation. Initial call for nomination and assessments are conducted in partnership with FSG, Shared Value Initiative and Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, followed byFortune writer and editor evaluations.

Find out more about the 5by20 initiative.