Global Shapers

Shaping Vision: Global Shapers Chandigarh Hub Provides Eye Care to India's Underprivileged Children

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The Coca-Cola Company believes young people have an indispensable role in shaping their local communities, countries and world. This exclusive series highlights the semifinalist Global Shaper projects who are competing to win five $10,000 prizes as part of the 2016 Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge for the Global Shapers Community. Here we highlight the work of the Chandigarh, India Hub. Many underprivileged

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Shaping a Better Future in Afghanistan: Toward Resilience

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As an Impact Partner of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, The Coca-Cola Company believes young people have an indispensable role in shaping their local communities, countries and world. This exclusive series highlights semifinalist Global Shaper projects competing to win five $10,000 prizes as part of the 2016 Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge for the Global Shapers Community. Here we highlight

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Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent: ‘Innovation Starts and Ends With the Consumer’

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ATLANTA – Consumers, not companies, are driving today’s most disruptive innovations, a distinguished executive panel said during a Sept. 28 discussion at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Moderator Walter Isaacson, CEO of The Aspen Institute, was joined onstage by Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent, Home Depot CEO Craig Menaer, BuzzFeed Founder and CEO Jonah Peretti, and BuzzFeed President Greg Coleman, who shared their respective

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Nikos Koumettis Inspires Global Shapers to Realize Their Potential as Changemakers

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More than 120 Global Shapers from 38 countries met recently in Athens, Greece to address critical issues impacting global society: youth unemployment and empowerment, regional economic growth, and the refugee crisis. In his opening remarks at the 2016 Shape Europe, an annual event organized by the Global Shapers Europe community, Coca-Cola Central and Eastern Europe President Nikos Koumettis highlighted the unique opportunities Millennials have

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Announcing the 2016 Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Semifinalists

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Today, we are pleased to announce the semifinalists of the Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge. The competition, now in its fourth year, rewards acceleration funding to the most promising and inspiring community projects led by Global Shapers from around the world. This year, we received more than 100 submissions. Global Shapers voted on the top 13 projects they believe have the greatest potential for growth and continued impact and

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Brazilian Startup Makes Learning About Politics Fun

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Two years and $10,000 in acceleration funding later, Diego Calegari, founder and CEO of Politize!, shares the impact of being a winner of the 2014 Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge in partnership with the Global Shapers Community. Is it possible that learning about politics can be easy, fun and done in a nonpartisan way, on a national scale? Find out as we share our history with Politize! The Spark After almost 30 years of complete

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Grants: Handouts or Hand-ups for Social Entrepreneurs?

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Two years and $10,000 of acceleration funding later, Duncan Luke, founder and CEO of The Social Collective, shares the impact of being a winner of the inaugural Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenges in partnership with the Global Shapers Community, which was awarded during the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Ninety percent of startups fail. The reasons include everything we can imagine, besides one. Sustainability.

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Entrepreneurship and Prosperity Take Center Stage at WEF Latin America

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I was honored to participate in the 11th World Economic Forum on Latin America, held in Medellín, Colombia, on June, 16-17.  I participated in the Panama meeting two years ago and I was, once again, very impressed by the level and richness of the dialogue at this event. WEF is the ideal venue for meaningful conversation about the most profound challenges for societal development. It's where government, civil society and the private sector discuss

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Calling All Global Shapers: Coca-Cola Launches 2016 Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge

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How can we help Shape a Better Future? By giving young innovators a platform to channel their compassion into action. By amplifying their creativity and scaling impact. And by working together to tackle challenges, one city at a time.   Four years ago, The Coca-Cola Company launched the Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge – a competition for acceleration funding, exclusively for members of the Global Shapers Community of the World

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Youth Empowerment in Action: Global Shaper Reflects on Her WEF Africa Experience

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Earlier this month, leaders from around the world gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the 26th annual World Economic Forum on Africa under the theme of “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation.” On the margins of the meeting, Coca-Cola hosted a breakfast discussion with 50 Global Shapers across Africa. Tekeste Negga, a Global Shaper from the Addis Ababa Hub, moderated the session on innovative youth empowerment programs around the

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