NYIFT Dinner Meetings


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Date:        Thursday, April 30, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Time
Title:        Sustainability at PepsiCo
Speaker:  Roberta Barbieri, VP – Global Sustainability | Office of Sustainability, PepsiCo, Inc.

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Due to COVID-19 and as a result of PepsiCo COVID 19 Building Closures, PepsiCo will not be able to host their annual Joint NY/Nutmeg IFT dinner meeting. However, we take this opportunity to alternatively present PepsiCo’s Vice President for Global Sustainability via Zoom Webinar. While we regrettably will not be able to provide the social aspects that we typically enjoy during this event, we are pleased that this webinar option will allow us to avoid cancellation. This webinar will be held on the originally scheduled date, April 30, but we will start the meeting at 4:00 pm rather than 5:00 pm since there is no travel time associated with attendance.

At PepsiCo, we believe that there is an opportunity to change how the world produces, distributes, consumes and disposes of foods and beverages in order to tackle the shared challenges we face.

We aim to use our scale, reach and expertise to help build a more sustainable food system; one that can meet human needs for nutrition and enjoyment, and continue to drive economic and social development, without exceeding the natural boundaries of the planet. Ms. Roberta Barbieri will discuss how PepsiCo is working to integrate sustainability into their core business processes.

About Our Speaker . . .

Ms. Roberta Barbieri is PepsiCo’s Vice President for Global Sustainability with over 20 years of experience in environmental sustainability. In her role with PepsiCo, Roberta is accountable for executing PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose sustainability strategy, with specific responsibility for integration of sustainability into core business processes, and for delivery of PepsiCo’s goals on Climate, Water Stewardship, Waste, and Sustainable Packaging. Before joining PepsiCo, Ms. Barbieri worked for Diageo, where she held the position of Global Environmental Director and served as the principal architect of Diageo’s Global Environmental Sustainability strategy.

Ms. Barbieri currently serves on the steering committees of the 2030 Water Resources Group and the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastics Action Partnership.  She is past chair of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable’s Water Working Group and has served on the steering committee for the CEO Water Mandate.  Ms. Barbieri holds an MS in Environmental Engineering and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of New Haven, as well as a BS in Environmental Conservation and International Studies from the University of New Hampshire.  In addition to her native English, Roberta speaks Spanish and Italian.

This program qualifies for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours (CH).  CFS Certificants may claim a maximum of 1.0 CH for their participation in this program.  For more information, please visit ift.org/certification or email ifscc@ift.org.


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