The Coca-Cola Company

Plastic Happiness: The $3-5B value transfer

February 2, 2020

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On January 22, 2020, in the biggest Spotlight Event in the company’s recent history, KO’s Pulse Score on SASB’s Product Design and Lifecycle Management category fell ~10% as stakeholders reacted to a renewed commitment to single-use plastic during the World Economic Forum at Davos.

In this brief, we explore the following:

  • The costs of plastic waste to natural capital and ecosystem services attributable to KO
  • Regulatory risks and the implications for KO’s equity and credit outlook
  • The opportunities presented by Sustainability-Linked Loans (including an example leveraging Truvalue Labs data)
Industry
Non Alcoholic Beverages

Material Categories
Product Design and Lifecycle Management