Case Study

PepsiCo Foundation



Provide access to safe water to 100 million people by 2030.


As part of PepsiCo’s holistic approach to water stewardship, the PepsiCo Foundation supports a range of projects and partners that help provide safe water access to underserved communities in China, India, Mali, Brazil, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, combating the global water crisis by providing millions of people around the world with access to safe water.

Sample Results

To determine where their investments are helping to achieve the goal of realizing positive, sustained change in people’s lives, we configured the PepsiCo Foundation’s True Impact account to facilitate data collection across its range of implementation partners.

The following is a sample from its last public progress report, which illustrates how even disparate social investment strategies – including water conservation, distribution, purification and hygiene – can be harmonized across partners to yield common, and easily communicated, social outcomes:


safe water access pie chart
additional project benefits chart
safe water access investment portfolio flow chart

Meanwhile, a handful of easily gathered, standardized performance indicators — including social value generated, cost per outcome and select process metrics — help ensure accountability and promote continuous improvement for its investment decisions and among its implementation partners, based on a composite “theory of change” model we developed with the PepsiCo Foundation.

More information about PepsiCo, Performance with Purpose, its sustainability initiatives and its progress can be found in its Corporate Sustainability Report online at

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