Greg Koch, Director of Water Stewardship; The Coca-Cola Co.
Greg Koch is the Director of Global Water Stewardship in the Environment & Water Resources Department at The Coca-Cola Co. in Atlanta, Georgia.
In this role, he manages the Company's global water stewardship strategy, which assesses and mitigates water risks facing Coca-Cola on a global basis. Working with a system of over 300 bottling partners, he leads a team that develops and implements standards for plant performance, watershed management and partnerships with organizations that share the Company's commitment to effective water stewardship. Greg directs the Coca-Cola system's progress towards a goal to return to nature and to communities an amount of water equivalent to the water used in Coca-Cola's beverages and their production.
Greg manages the Company's $20 million partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's largest multinational conservation organization. The partnership's purpose is to improve water efficiency, measurably conserve seven key watersheds and inspire a global movement by industries, conservation organizations and others to conserve and protect global freshwater resources. He also was instrumental in establishing the Company's commitment to the CEO Water Mandate, a private-public initiative that is developing strategies and solutions to address the global water crisis.
Greg's experience at Coca-Cola includes two years as the executive assistant to the Vice President of Environment & Water Resources. He has managed the Company's global due diligence and wastewater programs and led several strategic water resource partnerships with public and private entities.
Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Co., Greg was an environmental consultant on engineering design. He contributed to the designs of buildings for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games, including the Olympic Stadium, the Centennial Olympic Park and the Coca-Cola Olympic City. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Columbus College, (now Columbus State University) as well as a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the External Advisory Board for Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Greg resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and two children.