Reactions to the retirement of Ed Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights at Coca-Cola

On June 1st, Ed Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights at The Coca-Cola Company retires. In order to mark the occasion of Ed's retirement, many business leaders expressed their appreciation for his contribution to promoting the business and human rights agenda.

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5 May 2015

As Ed Potter looks ahead to his retirement, the global business community looks back on an inspiring career

Author: Linda Kromjong, International Organisation of Employers

As Ed Potter looks ahead to his retirement from The Coca-Cola Company, the IOE has joined with other international business organisations and enterprises to reflect on his inspiring career, as well as on his prodigious contribution to the promotion of global workplace rights. The testimonials were gathered and have been introduced by Mark Hodge of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights...You are invited to send your own personal reflections on working alongside Ed over the years, whether at the International Labour Conference, or in the many business and human rights forums where he has shared his experience, insights and expertise...

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1 May 2015

An Inspiring Peer - Business leaders reflect on the leadership and work of Ed Potter

Author: Mark Hodge, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

On June 1st, Ed Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights at The Coca-Cola Company retires. In order to mark the occasion of Ed's retirement, a number of business leaders wanted to express their appreciation for his contribution to the agenda and to their own efforts in their companies and industries. Their comments...paint a picture of a man who has inspired his peers in business in diverse ways...Ed Potter represents a rare species in the corporate world, and it is thanks to the likes of him that we manage to make progress on difficult, and important agendas like business and human rights...[Refers to ABB, General Electric, HP (Hewlett-Packard), IBM, Lenovo, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, Kimberly-Clark, Motorola Mobility (part of Lenovo), Shell, Total, Unilever and Walt Disney]

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