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
I was honoured to participate in this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) – a gathering of over 1,500 participants across government, civil society and the private sector – in Tianjin, China. Also known as “Summer Davos”, my conversations here were engaging and far-ranging. I was inspired by my fellow participants and how we are collectively working to drive innovation, sustainability and large-scale transformations
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Yes. We believe it’s important for us to be active members of our local communities and to make a positive difference where we do business. We have a long history of bringing people together through our support of community projects and charities. Here are some of the projects we’re involved with:
Launched in 2014, ParkLives is delivered in partnership with local authorities and our charity partner StreetGames, and offers a long-term programme
Just because an item’s made from rubbish, it doesn’t mean it needs to look like rubbish. That’s the ethos behind eco artist and designer Sarah Turner’s exquisite work, which includes handmade flowers, vases, lights and other unique sculptures transformed from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and cans – some of which you can make at home!
A design graduate from Nottingham Trent University with her own online shop, Sarah benefits from being one of our 5by20
It’s a given that Earth Day brings added attention to sustainability. That’s the goal, after all. But for Bea Perez, chief sustainability officer for The Coca-Cola Company, it demands 365-days-a-year focus.
Perez joined Coca-Cola in 1996 as an associate brand manager and worked in brand management, field operations and integrated marketing before becoming chief marketing officer for Coca-Cola North America in 2010. She
Today marks a milestone for 5by20, which is our global initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020, as recent data reveals we've reached more than 1.2 million of these women across 60 different countries since 2010.
Part of this progress can be attributed to strong growth in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, while in 2015 alone our 5by20 initiative reached more than 372,000 women entrepreneurs,
When it comes to Coca-Cola ring pulls, 5by20 artisan Jane Walker literally can’t get enough! As CEO of the Purple Community Fund, a charity which helps some of the poorest communities in the Philippines, which is soon to launch a social enterprise programme for vulnerable groups in the UK, Jane has found a clever use for them in raising money for the cause.
Using her talents as one of several artisans we support through our global 5by20 initiative,
Water is a connector. It’s a life-giver. It improves health, empowers women and strengthens communities.
Water is a critical and valuable resource. Convenient access to safe drinking water not only improves the health of the community, but also provides economic opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Since 2005, Coca-Cola and its foundations have replenished 150 billion liters of water to communities and the environment. Access to water means
When women rise in their communities, the communities themselves rise to new heights of prosperity and health. Over and over, studies have found a direct correlation between women’s empowerment and GDP growth, business growth, environmental sustainability, improved human health, and other positive impacts.
In 2010, Coca-Cola launched an initiative called 5by20 that aims to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s global