PODCAST: An interview with Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Yangon on June 4, 2013. Coca-Cola on June 4 opened a factory in Myanmar as it returns to the former pariah state after an absence of more than six decades.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, just released its new report on global warming. It reinforces the conclusion that global warming is predominantly caused by human activity and sets an upper limit for the carbon emissions the world's economies can create.

Back in 2010, Coca-Cola made a big commitment – the brand promised to be water neutral by 2020. Coca-Cola’s Chief Executive Officer and chairman, Muhtar Kent, joined Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss the endeavor and its implications, as well as Coca-Cola’s role in global society. The goal: create 500 million liters within the first two years.

 

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