Names First Chief Sustainability Officer as Company Advances Agenda to Help Build a More Sustainable Food System
PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) today announced that it has priced the company's first ever Green Bond. The net proceeds from the US$1 billion Green Bond offering will fund a series of key initiatives to advance PepsiCo's sustainability agenda. The company also announced that it has named PepsiCo leader Simon Lowden as its first Chief Sustainability Officer.
That’s a statement you’ll often see from the No Kid Hungry campaign, and I’m frequently asked how we make such an incredible return on each dollar.
We don’t get a bulk discount on food, as most folks guess. In fact, we don’t even buy food. Instead, our approach is all about finding sustainable, permanent solutions to ending childhood hunger in America.
Earlier this year we shared a story about a little girl, a kindergartener who Operation Warm was trying to help by giving her a larger size coat. The coat she had fit ok, but was starting to get a little snug and as all kids do, this girl was growing and would soon need a larger size coat to fit her. What made this story so heartwarming and heart breaking was how hesitant the little girl was to get a new coat.
At LIVESTRONG, we fight for the more than 32.6 million people around the world affected by cancer, right now. We believe you become a survivor the moment you are diagnosed—it’s a mindset, not an outcome. And for survivors in the midst of treatment, it can be a chaotic (and scary) process.
When the issue of childhood hunger is discussed, people usually imagine impoverished children in developing countries. But the truth of the matter is millions of children in America face food-insecurity.
As you can imagine, hunger isn’t prejudiced. It doesn’t care about gender, age, or ethnicity. It doesn’t know if you’re homeless or part of the working class. It can impact anyone.
Yet somehow, the issue of hunger in America has gone largely undetected.
Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For these children, simple surprises and joys of life are eclipsed by doctors’ visits, hospital stays, medical tests and treatments. The lives of their family members shift to a place of fear and stress. The desire to preserve limited childhood years and creating new memories as a family can seem daunting.