Fireside Chat: Sustainable from the Start: Embedding Sustainability Across the Value Chain
  • A sustainable future is larger than any one organization, initiative, policy, or individual. It’s time to get past individual company heroics and get to the point of collective action
  • The journey to achieving collective goals begins with a deep commitment to sustainability at the forefront of all business practices
  • On the backdrop of the company’s accelerated goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, PepsiCo Beverages North America Chief Sustainability Officer Jason Blake will discuss how to embed sustainable innovation across the value chain, from the very beginning of the product lifecycle and throughout operations

Jason Blake
SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer
PepsiCo Beverages North America

Jason Blake is Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer for PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA). PBNA is PepsiCo’s $21 billion beverage business in North America as well as Global Foodservice with an iconic portfolio of beverages including, Pepsi, Gatorade, Tropicana, bubly, MTN DEW, Naked Juice, Starbucks ready-to-drink coffee, LIFEWTR, Rockstar Energy Drink, and KeVita.

Jason is a 12-year PepsiCo veteran. In his current role, Jason leads PBNA’s efforts to deliver its long-term sustainability targets across the full beverage portfolio.
Prior to returning to PepsiCo in August 2020, Jason served as Vice President of Commercial at Delta Airlines since June 2019 where he led the diversification and de-risking of the company’s revenue model and led key innovation and business development initiatives.

Since joining PepsiCo in 2007, Jason held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President of Customer Management & Channel Strategy for Frito-Lay North America (FLNA), in which he led PepsiCo’s Target and Costco teams and channel strategy for FLNA in traditional and emerging e-commerce; Region Vice President for the Southeast Region of FLNA; and Senior Director of Customer Management for the Great Lakes Region of Pepsi Beverages Company.

Jason is a member of the board of directors of the American Beverage Association. Jason holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Morehouse College where he graduated cum laude. Jason is married with two children.