Monday, October 31, 2016
NYTimes Examines Role of Ford’s Walker as Pepsi Board Member
With a compelling personal narrative and a track record of helping the needy, Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, has emerged as a prominent voice of morality.
So it seemed discordant to some critics when, this month, Mr. Walker joined the board of PepsiCo. Pepsi, after all, makes the bulk of its money by selling sugary drinks and fatty snacks.
What’s more, there is a well-established link between obesity and economic inequality. His new Pepsi connection raised the question: Would Mr. Walker’s day job and his new board duties be working at cross-purposes?