Former WEC Board Chair Francisco Suárez Hernández Recognized as one of the 100 Latinos Most Committed to Climate Action

Strengthening the voice of Latinos in the environmental movement
Oct 23, 2020 2:20 PM ET
Press Release

The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that Francisco Suárez Hernández, Director Emeritus of WEC, has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos.

Los 100 Latinos’ list, highlights individuals for their commitment in areas such as climate activism, communications, environmental rights, sustainable policies, and corporate impact.

Throughout his career, Francisco has been committed to addressing the challenges of sustainable development, leading the way towards effective solutions.

He was the first Latino to be Chair of WEC's Board of Directors (2015-2018) and has been part of organizations like Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, A.C and member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Consumer Industries for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

As global board chair of WEC, Francisco personally led outreach to leading Mexican businesses and engaged them as new members of the organization, helping to advance climate action and sustainable development through business practices.

“I've known Francisco for over a decade, he is one of the most dedicated and energetic executives that I've worked with in the global business community on climate, water, and sustainability. Congratulations Francisco, on this well-deserved recognition.” Glenn Prickett, President & CEO of the World Environment Center.

About the World Environment Center

WEC is an independent, global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices and operations of its member companies and in partnership with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and other stakeholders. WEC’s mission is to accelerate sustainability solutions through innovation, thought leadership and public-private collaboration. It manages projects for companies across their global operations, builds executive-level learning and competency in applying sustainable development across a number of business sectors, and recognizes performance excellence through an annual awards program. WEC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in China, El Salvador and Germany.