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World Environment Center Elects New Board Leadership for 2016

Strengthens Its Role as Premier Global Sustainability Organization
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December 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center’s (WEC) Board of Directors today announced a new slate of officers and members to lead and strengthen this global non-profit organization for 2016 and beyond. Appointed as the new Chairman is Francisco Suárez Hernández, Corporate Affairs Officer of Coca-Cola FEMSA, based in Mexico City. Mr. Suárez is WEC’s first Chairman from Latin America. He will lead the Board’s efforts to assess and implement a new strategic plan and expand membership development and related initiatives in this and other regions.

CH2M Announced as Recipient of World Environment Center’s 2016 Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development

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December 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development has been awarded to CH2M, one of the world’s premier infrastructure and natural resource management companies. The award will be presented to CH2M Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jacqueline Hinman on May 19, 2016 at the 32nd Annual WEC Gold Medal Gala in Washington, D.C. The Gold Medal Gala will be followed on May 20, 2016 by the WEC Gold Medal Colloquium.  

Small and Medium Enterprises Adopt Sustainable Business Practices in Morocco

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October 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) announced today the successful completion of a U.S. Department of State funded project to expand the sustainable development commitments of Moroccan businesses by Improving operating costs, reducing materials, energy and water consumptions, and minimizing solid waste, wastewater and e air emissions. WEC has partnered with the Casablanca-based firm RIO (Reduce-Invent-Optimize) to implement the local activities and provide advanced technical expertise for the project.

PYXERA Global CEO Attends World Environment Center Roundtable

Deirdre White Speaks on the Tasking Business Leaders to Assess and Scale Sustainability Projects for Business Transformation Panel
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Washington, DC, September 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global, will participate in the World Environment Center (WEC) Roundtable today, September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. The WEC Roundtable will focus on Building Sustainability Knowledge for Business Managers in Emerging Markets: On-the-Ground Initiatives to Meet Company and Societal Needs.

Welcome to the Next Generation of Sustainable Development

by Terry F. Yosie, WEC President & CEO
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The year 2015 is shaping up as one of the most consequential years for environmental/sustainability policy in our lifetimes. In May, the Vatican published the Papal encyclical Laudato Si, a moral reference point for examining climate change; in August, the U.S.

World Environment Center and University of St. Gallen Launch Leadership Evaluation of “The Evolving Role of the Chief Procurement Officer”

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July 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC), a global non-profit thought leadership organization, and the chair of logistics management of the University St. Gallen (Switzerland), a center for research and education in procurement and supply chain management, today announced their collaboration to conduct an evaluation of the leading procurement practices of global companies across many business sectors.

World Environment Center Updates Gold Medal Criteria to Reflect Advances in Corporate Sustainability

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June 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) announced today updated criteria for its Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to reflect advances in corporate sustainability. The new criteria raise the bar for companies seeking to demonstrate success in sustainability leadership and address the following issues: 1) corporate sustainability commitment in governance, strategy, operations and products; 2) industry innovation; and 3) international sustainability leadership.

SC Johnson to Receive World Environment Center Gold Medal Award on May 14

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May 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 31st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to SC Johnson on Thursday, May 14, 2015, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The company is being recognized for its company-wide focus on sustainability and transparency, capped off by its rigorous Greenlist™ process to improve product ingredients. 

The World Environment Center Awards $2 Million to Scale Innovative Solutions to Support Small Business in Latin America

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Feb. 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) has awarded approximately $500,000 to each of the four winners of the Pathways Innovation Challenge:  Lutheran World Relief, Núcleo Biotecnología Curauma, ICAM GROUP, and Vista Volcanes. These organizations are accelerating business development and promoting sustainable economic growth in Latin America.  

World Environment Center Announces Election of 2015 Board Members

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January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC), a global non-profit organization, announced today the election of two new members to its 2015 Board of Directors as well as the reappointment of two existing members. WEC welcomes the addition of Dr. Isabel Studer of Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City and Mr. Rupert Thomas of Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague.

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