It’s not about CSR, it’s about changing how we do business

Ms. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsico was a special guest and keynote speaker in Iceland on November 1st, 2013, at the 100-year celebration of Olgerdin, Iceland´s Pepsico partner, where Halla was Vice-Chair from 2010 to 2013. Halla had the pleasure of conducting a Q&A session with Ms. Nooyi on stage at Iceland´s National Theater. Halla´s old Pepsi heart was truly moved and inspired by this leader, who consistently ranks among the most powerful women in the world, and runs Pepsico with the theme of Performance WITH Purpose. In Indra Nooyi´s own words,
“A responsible corporation…ought to focus on creating sustained value. That really means it generates wealth for shareholders – you can’t forget that. But it does not do so at the expense of society. The costs of doing business cannot and should not be pass.ed on to our communities. Nor should these costs be deferred to future generations.”

Halla and Indra Nooyi

Here’s a link to part of her speech, covered by the Icelandic press (first 20 seconds are in Icelandic):

Link to Indra Nooyi speech