Derek Yach at the Grantmakers In Health Annual Meeting

Derek Yach was recently one of the plenary speakers at the recent Grantmakers In Health Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Grantmakers In Health (GIH) is an organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Derek spoke about Performance with Purpose, the company’s belief that what’s right for people and our planet leads a more successful future for PepsiCo. He noted that we have clear goals that address public health, ”such as aims to reduce salt, sugar, and saturated fats in products, and, at the same time, increase the proportion of healthier products in our portfolio.” He stressed that being guided by Performance with Purpose is important because societal needs are “deeply embedded, funded, and executed within the daily operations of [a] company [and are] linked to the way executives are compensated and the way companies report on their progress.” However, trade-offs still exist that... Read more