The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the World
Environment Center (WEC), has invited twelve (12) finalists of the
Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge to compete in a pitch
competition on July 25 at 12:00pm at the National Press Club in
Washington, DC. The Challenge was created to discover and scale up
existing local, high-impact solutions that empower small and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean to
address labor and environmental barriers to business.
The finalists will vie for one of four awards of up to (USD) $500,000
and technical support to scale up or replicate their initiatives in
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican
Republic, Panama, or Peru. Please see the full State Department press release for further information.
The World Environment Center (WEC),
in partnership with SC Johnson and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation,
has launched a major new initiative entitled Preparing
Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future. The SC Johnson, Ingersoll Rand Foundation and WEC initiative has
three major goals: 1) Accelerate the sharing of business strategies,
best practices and case studies from companies to the core curriculum of
leading business and engineering schools; 2) Provide students with
greater opportunities to work with companies as part of their formal
university training; and 3) Enable companies to identify talented
potential employees well in advance of campus recruiting.
SC Johnson and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation are together investing $350,000 in the initiative over the next two years.
Please see the full press release for further details: http://3blmedia.com/News/SC-Johnson-Ingersoll-Rand-And-World-Environment-Center-Launch-Collaboration-Develop-Business
The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce the release of its 2013 Annual Review.
We invite you to take a look to learn more about our exciting
initiatives and successes of the past year, notably the award of a $2.45
million State Department grant and our new signature initiative,
Preparing Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future. (Click here for the
Chinese version.) Enjoy!