For over 30 years, PepsiCo has invested in and partnered with China to achieve mutual prosperity and anchor its position as a food and beverage market leader in China. Read more

I cannot believe a year has passed since World Water Day 2011!  So what does the world have to show for it? Just a couple of weeks ago, the United Nations shared the great news that the world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Water Target of halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water, well in advance of the MDG 2015 deadline!  This means that between 1990 and 2010, over two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells.  No small feat, and cause for careful celebration. I say “careful celebration” because even though the MDG was met (it is the first of the MDGs to be reached), at least 11% of the world’s population – 783 million people – are still without access to safe drinking water, and billions lack sanitation facilities.  Clearly, we... Read more

The entire Quaker team was absolutely thrilled by our site visit from none other than the British Prime Minister, who came up from Number 10 to take a tour around the historic Quaker mill and witness the unveiling of PepsiCo’s latest £14.4million investment plan. Read more

PepsiCo’s Jeremy Cage attends the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell Ceremony with members of the EBV. Source: NYSE Euronext / Alyssa Ringler

On Monday, on behalf of the PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling initiative, I had the opportunity to join members from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) for the New York Stock Exchange closing bell ceremony. At 4 p.m. sharp, EBV graduate Elizabeth Perez-Halperin, president and founder of GC Green, a post-9/11 service-disabled veteran-owned green build general contracting and consulting firm, rang The Closing BellSM and banged the gavel to officially close trading for the day. The EBV provides free education and entrepreneurship training to post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities. Since 2010 (the launch year for the Dream Machine program), the EBV has increased its capacity by 50 percent and added three new universities to its consortium. Currently, there are nearly 4,000 Dream Machine kiosks and bins in 37 states across the U.S., and the more plastic bottles and aluminum cans that people recycle in Dream... Read more

Earlier this fall, I attended the 6th Annual Edelman Change and Employee Engagement Summit, which explored the critical and evolving relationship between employee engagement and innovative programs that both make a positive impact on society and drive the business. Read more

In recognition of PEP’s commitment to respect the human right to water and our recent report on the Positive Water Impact initiative, the Swedish Water House invited me to speak on the complementary roles of governments and companies with respect to water. The setting was the Kulturhuset in Stockholm, an open setting where coffee shops, libraries, displays and seating areas flow together. The seminar was part of a two-day series of discussions, films and presentations on the broader topic of human rights. Daniel Yeo of WaterAid and I had a 30-minute discussion of what PepsiCo has achieved, what challenges we’ve faced, and what lies ahead. I was happy to share news about PepsiCo Foundation’s recent commitment to Water.org ($8 million dollars to help provide access to safe water for 800,000 people through WaterCredit). Ensuring access to clean water is critical to the success and sustainability of our business, and to the communities in which PepsiCo operates. Working with partners like Water.org, Safe Water Network and Columbia University’s Earth Institute is instrumental in our commitment to global water stewardship. Read more

Caption: Jeremy Cage(center) presents check to EBV Foundation Founder and President, Ted Lachowicz (left), and EBV Founder, Mike Haynie (right)

On Friday, November 11th, I had the honor of representing PepsiCo and the Dream Machine Recycling Initiative at Syracuse University during its Veterans Day football game. This marked my second visit to SU and PepsiCo’s second half million dollar donation to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) through the Dream Machine recycling program. The EBV provides free education and entrepreneurship training to post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities. The program was founded by Mike Haynie at SU’s Whitman School of Management and is now operated by the new Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), which formally opened last week. Read more

For years I've said that the best ideas and breakthroughs at recruiting industry events tend to happen after the sessions are over and when essentially everyone gets a microphone with whomever they'd like to connect. The social events or dinners that happen after the podiums are abandoned are where attendees open up and where speakers can go deep on topics they may have been forced to gloss over in just 45 minutes on stage. So for me, events have always been about the conversation more than the sessions. However, in the last 2 years I've really learned that there is more to pull from the sessions than I previously realized - even (or especially) the sessions that go poorly. Read more

Later today, with the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting as a backdrop, PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi will come together with Josette Sheeran from the United Nations World Food Programme and Dr. Rajiv Shah from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to announce a partnership that will lead a chickpea revolution to promote economic and nutritional security in Ethiopia. Read more

I recently had the opportunity to discuss PepsiCo’s environmental sustainability initiatives on Go Green Radio with Jill Buck, host of the national program on VoiceAmerica and Founder and CEO of the Go Green Initiative. Jill was interested to learn how PepsiCo is “doing sustainability right” – what we are doing to replenish the natural resources we use to create our products and how we protect these resources and efficiently use the land, water, energy and fuel in our businesses and in the local communities we serve. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo is committed to incorporating environmental sustainability into all aspects of our global operations. In this interview – which is broken into four segments – I highlight some of our key environmental sustainability goals and details of our progress to date: Segment 1 Performance with Purpose is a commitment and realization that our financial success... Read more