At this week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York,
The subject? Not soft drinks. Instead, they discussed women entrepreneurs. In other meetings,
While the UN General Assembly generates plenty of headlines, the event is much more than speeches by world leaders. It’s also the biggest gathering of its kind for people from a huge array or businesses and organizations.
Coca-Cola sent a contingent to New York to engage with leaders from the public, private and civil society sectors to talk about the company’s goals in women’s empowerment, water stewardship, and its World Without Waste initiative. These are elements of the company’s long-term commitment to social and economic growth in the 200-plus countries and territories where
“To see results, we must work together across industry, NGOs and government partners,” said Bea Perez, SVP and Chief Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Marketing Assets Officer for
At an executive roundtable hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce honoring Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Perez shared the
Coca-Cola has supported establishment of 40 Woman Business Centers (WBCs) across Bangladesh, empowering over 40,000 women. The WBC facilities, run by women, address common barriers women entrepreneurs face in rural Bangladesh.
Perez announced additional support to WBCs, with plans to reach an additional 60,000 women by 2020 in support of the company’s 5by20 goal.
At a session of the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG), of in which
Ahkter said managing water resources in Bangladesh is critical, due to seasonal variations and the widening supply and demand gap in the agricultural, industrial, domestic and other sectors.
Link: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).