Archives for August 2008

ColaLife Campaign on paper for the first time

The article, as it appeared in El Mercurio, can be viewed here. It’s amazing to reflect on the fact that, as far as I know, this campaign has yet to be written about on paper. That is until today when an article by Facebook Group member, Matías Infante, appeared in El Mercurio, a leading national […]

ColaLife claims its own part of the World Wide Web

Up until the middle of last week I was trying my best to comment with thanks on each blog item written by others all over the web about the ColaLife campaign –  but alas I’ve been overwhelmed. This is good news! Don’t stop – but this post is by way of a ‘global thank-you’ to […]

Progress Report – 27/8/08

This photo was taken by Teseum – the original is here I thought an update on the progress of the Coca Cola campaign so far would be helpful. The first 7,305 days – no progress! May 1988 – May 2008 May 1988 Had the idea while working on the British Aid Programme in NE Zambia […]

Breakfast with James Alexander

I set off for London at the crack of dawn this morning to have a breakfast meeting with my old friend James Alexander. We were brought together again by one of Kate‘s press releases. James has been holding the interim CEO post at We Are What We Do. I first came across We Are What […]

Answering some of the questions

Various questions came out of the first get-together last week of the ColaLife Campaign. I thought it would be useful to try to expand on these and seek help/suggestions from readers of this blog, so here goes.

Is the LifeStraw part of the answer?

At the risk of complicating a very simple idea . . . let me introduce you to the ‘LifeStraw’ in case you haven’t yet seen one. Tobias Ernberg is a member of the Facebook Group and noted a previous post where I mentioned this personal water filter. This week he sent me a sample. Toby […]

First ColaLife Meet-up

The first ever face-to-face meeting of ColaLife took place on 14/8/08 in Nunhead, London. I kick myself for forgetting to take any pictures during the event so you’ll have to make do with this one. This is Jane, Emma and Andrew (in the background) – the cooks – and was taken as people were arriving. […]

How can we make the most of the Business Call To Action?

It was the last Business Call To Action event in London hosted by Gordon Brown on 6 May 2008 that re-ignited this idea and started the ColaLife Campaign. I wrote about this at the time. The 6 May event was part of the build-up to the main UN-level event in New York on 25 September […]

Local matters – latest from Tanzanzia

Image by Gabi~ Adrian writes: This week has been filled with interesting discussions with more distributors and their employees as we investigate how Coca-Cola can partner better with this group of people in addressing key issues. Having spent some time looking at how things work in Ethiopia, I’m keen to see where there are differences […]

Latest from Tanzania – the rural/urban divide

This photo is by ke1jzer Adrian writes from Dar es Salaam ‘Dar’ is a dynamic city and a window on how Tanzania is developing – at least in the capital. Every time I visit I’m struck by new buildings suddenly appearing like mushrooms, new roads and new foreign investment: a little disorienting for the infrequent […]