DAVOS, SWITZERLAND—Global leaders united around a theme of change at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, discussing how rapid shifts in technology and generational viewpoints are impacting the future of the world.
Coca-Cola executives joined the conversation through a number of events, including several with the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. Global Shapers, who form a network of young leaders between the ages of 20 and 30 in more than 400 cities, brought a Millennial perspective to an event historically dominated by older generations.
A group of 50 Shapers joined Coke’s Davos delegation for a special lunch where Ghana-based Shaper Yawa Hansen-Quao moderated a conversation with
Kent told the Shapers that he has been coming to Davos since 1989 and the summit “got a lot better” four years ago with the addition of Global Shapers.
“I am inspired when I listen to you,” he said. “Whenever you are on a panel we learn something new. We all have to keep learning and keep growing, and that’s why it’s so important that we continue to listen to you.”
During the lunch, Chief Sustainability Officer Bea Perez announced this year’s winners of the
Coke leaders also spoke on key sustainability priorities including water stewardship, women’s empowerment and wellbeing.
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Perez, meanwhile, played an active role in discussions on women’s empowerment and the environment, while
Dispatches from Davos
Muhtar Kent and Bea Perez conducted several interviews with international media outlets during the WEF Annual Meeting:
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