Updated: Jun 11, 2022
On the 4th of June we went to Hay Festival, to see Paul Polman, the former CEO of Unilever! In the past PepsiCo and Unilever have done a lot of partnerships (for example Lipton ice tea). Paul was CEO for ten years (2009 - 2019), and co-wrote a book called ‘Net Positive’, it’s an amazing book! My favourite quote from the talk is ‘the biggest problem facing humanity is not climate change nor plastic not even inequality, but greed’. He pointed out that PepsiCo and CocaColaCo are both very competitive brands, so he suggested that we go for 20 Interceptors because PepsiCo will want to be the best at global, plastic waste cleanup. It was great meeting him!