Posted 5 years ago on April 16, 2012, 5:57 p.m. EST by BoycottCoke
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I found this as I was searching for institutions banning Coca Cola for their employment practices and their human rights record:
The real thing for Occupy Wall Street Posted on October 24, 2011 by Tim Johnson
Coca-cola’s exclusive contract with UVM expires July 1. The university won’t be renewing it, and instead will probably parcel out its beverage business in smaller, less remunerative and less politically charged contracts.
Student activists have been trying to drive Coke off campus for years. The heart of the criticism used to be Coke’s labor and environmental problems overseas, but now the rap is shifting to the company’s role in the obesity epidemic.
UVM’s food activists and Wall Street critics have been oddly silent on the university’s endowment portfolio, however. UVM does indeed have holdings in Coca-cola — as well as in Pepsico and McDonald’s — but no one is calling for divestment from those companies.
And that’s just junk food. If they looked, Occupy Wall Street types could find many other targets in UVM’s portfolio, from Haliburton and Raytheon to Big Oil and Wal-Mart and Monsanto, not to mention the hedge funds UVM has a stake in.
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