I'm fortunate to have one of the best jobs around - I get to work with two global companies that are committed to making the world a better place. I'm the Sustainability Manager in the McDonald's Division at The Coca-Cola Company.

Coca-Cola's relationship with McDonald's is a very special one. It’s based on 59-years of a common vision to serve our consumers the highest quality products that they desire. And, it’s more than a transactional relationship - we do so much more than just sell beverages to McDonald's. We work together in many aspects of both our businesses: marketing, innovation, operations, sustainability, diversity & inclusion... the list goes on and on. I think of us as perfect partners, which shows through to our consumers. The happiness and well-being of our consumers is at the heart of everything we do. 

In 2014 we’re expanding into a new area, by partnering in our sponsorship of Charlotte, NC's Pride Festival. We'll share a booth at Pride and sell McDonald's ice tea, iced coffee, and delicious Coca-Cola beverages -- with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities

So, if you're in Charlotte August 16th & 17th, please join us in celebrating Gay Pride and stop by our booth for a refreshing beverage! We'd love to see your ‘perfect partnership’ - send us a tweet using #PerfectPartners.

I will personally attend this exciting event and share a recap and pictures from my experience.