The Coca-Cola Company is taking a decisive step further in its commitment to help positive social changes continue around the globe. The company, which reported that it has recently awarded $9.6 million in grant awards to more than 40 global community organizations during the third quarter of 2011, yesterday, September 22, announced a partnership with UN Women partnership to promote women’s economic empowerment.

Yesterday Nestlé announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the founding family of Hsu Fu Chi, a leading manufacturer and distributor of confectionery products in China, listed in Singapore. Under the proposed agreement, Nestlé intends to acquire 60% of Hsu Fu Chi whilst the Hsu family will own the remaining 40%. Hsu Fu Chi’s current CEO and Chairman, Mr. Hsu Chen, will continue to lead the company in the new partnership.