World Environment Center Partners With Better World Leadership to Advance Nonprofit Board Service: Preparing Business Leaders to Implement Sustainability

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January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Better World Leadership (BWL) to prepare business leaders to implement sustainability. BWL studies provide evidence that nonprofit board service is an effective pathway for companies seeking to grow shareholder value by advancing diversity and inclusion, developing human capital for innovation, and helping to achieve global goals for sustainability.

Managing for Business and Societal Impacts: Erb Institute and World Environment Center Roundtable (Washington D.C)


The University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Sustainability in Business (Erb) and the World Environment Center (WEC) brought together 40 senior-level thought leaders and executives from business, academia, government and nonprofits, as well as selected Erb Institute students, for a roundtable discussion.

Held November 30 to December 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C., with support from the Dow Chemical Company, the roundtable was a highly interactive, peer-to-peer conversation, operating under Chatham House rules to foster honest and open dialogue.

Nominate Your Company for the 2018 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability (due Sept. 18)

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September 14, 2017 /3BL Media/  - Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2018 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that demonstrates deep, organization-wide commitment to sustainability in its business practice and beyond.

VIDEO: World Environment Center Summary from WEC Chairman

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The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to share a new video from its chairman of the board, Francisco Suárez, in which he outlines WEC’s main corporate sustainability initiatives and progress from the past year.

Key points from Mr. Suárez are: 

  • Announcing WEC’s new strategic plan
  • Thought leadership on sustainability and issues such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, sustainability reporting, marketing, and the circular economy 
  • Welcoming 3 new WEC member companies
  • WEC’s vision for 2017 and beyond

Deirdre White, CEO at PYXERA Global, Discussed the Intersection of Sustainability and Business at the World Environment Center Roundtable

The Roundtable Highlighted How Businesses Can Successfully Incorporate Sustainability Strategies
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The U.S Department of State and World Environment Center Roundtable  hosted several leaders in sustainable business strategy, in Washington, DC, May 31. The Innovation and Best Practices in Clean Production and Greener Value Chains roundtable will include Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global.  

HP Inc. to Receive World Environment Center’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability on May 11

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that the award ceremony of its Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will take place this Thursday, May 11, 2017. HP Inc. (HP) has been selected as the 2017 recipient, and will accept the Gold Medal Award during the 33rd annual Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

World Environment Center Elects New Board Members and 2017 Officers

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Janurary 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- As part of an ongoing commitment to expand its thought leadership, diversity and effectiveness as a global sustainability organization, the World Environment Center’s Board of Directors has elected three individuals for Board membership. They are:

·         Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer (United Kingdom)

·         Carol Ryerkerk Powell, Global Head and Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Bristol-Myers Squibb (United States)


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