Business mindset a must for career in sustainability

Mary Merrill, director of strategic initiatives for the Coca-Cola Company’s Office of Sustainability, explains how her background in business and marketing has led to a career in sustainability.

Mary Merrill, director of strategic initiatives for the Coca-Cola Company’s Office of Sustainability, stumbled upon sustainability after more than 17 years working in marketing.

She enjoyed the opportunities and the global scope her position presented, but it wasn’t until she saw how much could be accomplished by marrying marketing with sustainability that she could see her role evolving.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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