Giving Compass' Take:

• Global Citizen highlights Coca-Cola Africa's new pledge to commit $38 million over the next three years towards saving our environment from plastic pollution and empowering female entrepreneurs. 

• How can donors help drive incentives for other large corporations to tackle global, environmental and social causes?

• Coca-Cola also launched a one-for-one global recycling plan, check it out here. 

Economic development is important to achieving the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 — however, it should not be at the expense of the environment.

With plastic pollution making up more than 80% of all litter in the ocean, it has become critical for all corporations that produce packaged products and beverages to put environmental health and sustainable development at the forefront of business strategies; they have to put people and our planet before profits.

Global Citizen partner Coca-Cola Africa, who has been operating in Africa for 90 years, believes in doing business the right way by investing in innovative solutions that go beyond products or profit.

One such example is the company’s vision to create a “World Without Waste” by collecting and recycling the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030.

Read the full article about Coca-Cola's pledge to women empowerment and the environment by Lerato Mogoatlhe at Global Citizen