Displaying all posts tagged: United Nations

Enterprise EthioPEA

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

PepsiCo’s Arab Youth Delegation to the 9th Annual UN Youth Assembly: A Dream Come True

On August 3, young people hailing from around the world descended on New York City to attend the 9th Annual UN Youth Assembly. In support of this event, I am filled with pride and excitement that PepsiCo is supporting 15 Arab Youth leaders to take part in what is now known as the ‘PepsiCo Arab Youth Delegation’. Our delegation consists of youth leaders from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Algeria. (View a slideshow of the PepsiCo UNYA delegates during the week's activities, or read the related press release.) Read more

Investing in the Leaders of Tomorrow

Yesterday, we had the honor and pleasure of hosting in Purchase nearly 100 United Nations Youth Ambassadors from around the world in advance of the United Nations Youth Assembly (UNYA). The UNYA is a conference that begins today at UN headquarters in New York City that brings 600 young leaders from around the globe together to discuss progress against the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Read more

An Important Anniversary for Society

Today marks the one year anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly officially declaring that safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights. If you think this is UN jargon, think again. It’s a big deal. Instead of me telling you why, let me quote the words of the UN Independent Expert on the subject, Catarina de Albuquerque: Read more

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York City

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York City. Hundreds of business leaders from around the world came together with a single purpose – to discuss how to build a new era of sustainability based on environmental and social responsibility. It was a unique opportunity to share PepsiCo’s progress towards these goals, as well as to learn from other leading companies who have embarked on similar journeys. When I told people that I’d be attending this event, I received some confused looks. They didn’t understand why PepsiCo’s chief financial officer was representing the company at a summit focused on corporate social responsibility. I understood the source of their confusion, as topics such as environmental sustainability have traditionally been perceived as things that are separate from a company’s core business operations. At PepsiCo, however, we have a... Read more