PepsiCo and Arizona State University Launch Global Water Academy

The water stewardship program will be open to the public for the first time in 2022

PURCHASE, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2022 – PepsiCo, Inc. announced, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), the open sourcing of the PepsiCo Water Academy. The course, jointly developed by the partners, will be open to individuals outside of the company for the first time. The program will initially be available to a limited number of participants outside of PepsiCo this year, with a goal of expanding this in 2023 based on demand. The Academy is designed to help professionals gain a basic understanding of water resources and how water stewardship practices can be implemented.

“PepsiCo has learned a great deal about water stewardship along our journey and we carefully curated the most impactful lessons here, in partnership with many of the world’s leading water experts,” said, David Grant, PepsiCo’s Global Director of Water Stewardship. “Responsibly managed water resources depend on collaboration among multiple actors across the watershed. We hope this course can help stakeholders build the foundational knowledge required to support them on their water stewardship journey.”

The course was initially developed for PepsiCo associates responsible for managing water resources to help build their knowledge base and guide their annual objectives. After seeing the value the course provided internally, PepsiCo and ASU decided it was important to share those learnings and insights with others outside the company.

Participants will gain actionable insight around where water comes from, how businesses can better manage it, how water is governed, and how to effectively plan for the future. At the end of the course, participants will receive a  digital badge with a certificate of completion from ASU and PepsiCo.

For more information and to apply, visit here.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit

About ASU CareerCatalyst 
Arizona State University CareerCatalyst leverages the expertise of the country’s most innovative university to offer a broad portfolio of tech-enabled skills education programs. CareerCatalyst’s award-winning programs are designed to serve learners across functional roles and at every career stage, from entry-level to executive. In addition to offering programs directly to learners, CareerCatalyst partners with major employers to build programs that transform their talent and address their organization’s learning needs. Employers can learn how to catalyze their workforce with tailored solutions aligned to their goals at


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