WEC Launches “Power to Grow: The Innovation Challenge Fueled by La Red de Innovación e Impacto”
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We are excited to announce the launch of Power to Grow, an Innovation Challenge to discover and reward organizations that are empowering micro-enterprises in Central America. Power to Grow, is funded by U.S. Department of State, is a search to discover and reward organizations that are empowering micro-enterprises in Central America. Power to Grow selects innovative candidates to work with La Red member organizations towards: 

  • - Accelerating innovation and job creation opportunities for Central American micro-enterprises in the agriculture, agro-industry, and textiles sectors;
  • - Building capacity of micro-enterprises to expand to new regional and international markets, with a focus on the U.S. market; and,
  • - Generating economic prosperity across Central America. 
Apply to Power to Grow by April 27th for an opportunity to receive a comprehensive support package, up to $43,000, and partnership with a current member of La Red
Visit powertogrow.wec.org to learn more and apply. 
Sustainability Webinar Trilogy on La Red hosted by Earthshift Global
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WEC's La Red partner, Earthshift Global, is hosting a Webinar Trilogy which highlights and explores outcomes and assessment of La Red de Innovación e Impacto, a network of scalable solutions in Latin America that magnify the benefits of local small business growth across sectors, support local communities, and stimulate impact investment. More information on the three webinars can be found here.
Managing for Business and Societal Impacts: Erb Institute and World Environment Center Roundtable
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. Read the text of the full discussion here.