EKOCENTER

Infographic: Coca-Cola EKOCENTER in Africa at a glance

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Find out more about the opening of a flagship EKOCENTER site in Ruhunda, Africa. The solar-powered facility from The Coca-Cola Copmany will provide up to 25,000 local residents with access to a range of services – including wireless internet, mobile charging and purified water. It also includes a retail store, improved medical services, and the only fully lit football field outside Rwanda’s capital of Kigali. Download the EKOCENTER infographic

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Rwanda gets new EKOCENTER site from Coca-Cola to help bring basic necessities to local communities

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When Rwandan President Paul Kagame visited our Atlanta headquarters in 2013, Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent promised to reciprocate with a trip to the fast-growing African nation when the company had established an EKOCENTER there. What is EKOCENTER? It's a social enterprise initative that we launched in 2013 to empower communitieis and enable the growth of our business and local economies, relying on public and private sector partnerships

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Earth Day: 7 Questions With Coke's Chief Sustainability Officer

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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

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Evolution of EKOCENTER: 5 Learnings That Will Shape the Future of Coke's Social Enterprise Model

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An old African proverb says "If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together." When our Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent launched EKOCENTER in 2013, this idea was central to our vision for the EKOCENTER concept.  Connecting the “Golden Triangle” of business, government and civil society in EKOCENTER communities, could we address all our sustainability priorities (Water, Women, Well-Being) in one place?

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