founding partner, carol cone on purpose
As a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Truman Scholar, LEED Green Associate and millennial advocate at The Coca-Cola Company, Elizabeth brings a comprehensive understanding of millennial engagement to the firm. In her role as Founding Partner, she will develop CCOP’s millennial focused social purpose offerings, thought leadership and relationship management with key constituents. She will also manage the firm’s Purpose Collaborative community and Idea Accelerator offerings.
Prior to Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, she worked at The Coca-Cola Company, most recently as Global Manager of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Elizabeth led millennial efforts for Coca-Cola’s Global Sustainability team, developed and oversaw the company’s strategic sustainability plan and budget, managed university partnerships and developed communications for Chief Sustainability Officer, Bea Perez, and CEO, Muhtar Kent. She also worked with The Coca-Cola Foundation developing a campusbased initiative featuring Mandela-Long Walk to Freedom. CEO Kent selected Elizabeth for the company’s inaugural Millennial Voices program, to inform CocaCola’s operating committee regarding millennial trends and opportunities.
She is also an expert in public-private partnerships, certified by the International Business Leaders Forum. She has applied this knowledge to more than a dozen of Coca-Cola’s NGO’s and brand partners including the World Wildlife Fund, World Economic Forum, Smart Water and Vitamin Water. She began her purpose led career working with diverse organizations: The World Wildlife Fund, Kath Williams & Associates, a LEED Consulting firm in Bozeman, Montana and United States Senator Max Baucus’s office as a member of his Agricultural staff.
At the University of Notre Dame, she gained critical “hands-on” experience creating a campus-wide social movement called Waste-Free Wednesday’s, that continues to this day. She has served on the University of Notre Dame Board of Atlanta and serves as a Trustee-elect for the Thenen Foundation. She continues to serve as a Reverse Mentor for Coca-Cola’s Bottling Investment Group President and Chief HR Officer of North America.
She has been recognized for her work on food security at the University of Notre Dame and through her thesis on Public-Private Partnerships.