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Nominate Your Company for the 2015 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability (DUE AUG 29)

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August 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is currently accepting nominations for the 31st WEC Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. Global corporations demonstrating a unique and sustained contribution to sustainable development will be eligible for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 29, 2014 through WEC's website.

Winners for $2M Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge Announced

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The U.S. Department of State, with the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners, Context Partners, Baastel, and Earthshift, announced the four winners of the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge on July 25. These organizations presented the strongest local, high-impact solutions to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean to address labor and environmental barriers to business. Pending final reviews, each will receive up to US$500,000 and technical support to scale up or replicate their initiatives in the region.

SC Johnson, Ingersoll Rand And World Environment Center Launch Collaboration To Develop Business Leaders

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May 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC), a global non-profit organization, in partnership with S.C. Johnson and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation, announces today the launch of a major new initiative entitled Preparing Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future. Responding to a direct, stated need of business executives for improved sustainability skills of its newest hires, WEC will engage leaders in business and academia to integrate the design and teaching of sustainability within the core curriculum of leading universities.

Volkswagen Group Receives World Environment Center’s 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development in 2014

Award recognizes Volkswagen’s holistic approach to sustainability
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Washington, D.C., May 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Volkswagen Group has earned the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 30th Anniversary Gold Medal award for its comprehensive commitment to environmental preservation and eco-mobility. Christian Klingler, member of the Board of Directors of Volkswagen Group of America, and member of Volkswagen AG’s Board of Management responsible for Sales & Marketing, accepted the award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 15, 2014.

Volkswagen Group to Receive 2014 World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development

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May 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 30th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to the Volkswagen Group on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The company is being recognized for its commitments to environmental sustainability operations, most notably through its holistic approach to sustainability leadership.

Operating a Company to Account for Local Issues and Global Changes: What Have We Learned?

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For Earth Week, we are running guest posts from a number of influential companies and individuals in sustainability. Today's post is written by Terry Yosie, World Environment Center. 

Volkswagen to Receive World Environment Center’s 30th Anniversary Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development in 2014

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Washington, D.C., December 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ The World Environment Center (WEC) is announcing that its 30th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to the Volkswagen Group. The company is being recognized for its comprehensive commitments to environmental sustainability operations, most notably through its holistic sustainable business model, Think Blue. Volkswagen will accept the Gold Medal Award on Thursday, May 15, 2014, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Global Sustainability Leaders Publish New Framework for Preparing Business Executives Through Engineering Education

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Washington, D.C., December 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) announces the publication of a peer-reviewed journal article, “Building a Sustainability Road Map for Engineering Education.” Appearing in the American Chemical Society’s ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, the article is authored by Neil C. Hawkins of The Dow Chemical Company, Robert W. Patterson of Royal Dutch Shell, John Mogge of CH2M HILL, and Terry F. Yosie of WEC.

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