WEC Europe & the Institute for Sustainability Awarded a Major Grant to Advance Corporate Sustainability Management in Latin America

WEC ISS Logo

It's with great pleasure to announce WEC and the Institute for Sustainability have been awarded by the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) to advance corporate sustainability Management in Latin America. This competitively awarded grant funds an initiative called “Advancing Sustainability Management in Latin America” and will consist of 4 workshops in Chile and Mexico through November 2018.  The workshops will focus on how Latin American companies can learn from German sustainability management practices and those of other global companies to create greater business and sustainability value.  WEC Europe, based in Munich, partnered with The Institute for Sustainability (Berlin) to submit a proposal and will work with local partners APLE (Chile) and CESPEDES (Mexico). For more information in EnglishEspañol, and Deutsch here is and a link to November 9th press release.

Vista Volcanes Strengthen Guatemalan Farmers' Living Standards

VistaVolcanesImage

Vista Volcanes from Chimaltenango, Guatemala, one of the recipients of US Dept. of State funded program - La Red program, has transformed the traditional agricultural model towards a more efficient and inclusive one, using low cost greenhouses. this system helped to eliminate the use of pesticides improving the quality of crops and increasing the income of the small producers. Through this infrastructure, which they called "Malla Inocua Chapels", it has benefited more than 60 farmers who work just next to theAgua and Acatenango volcanoes. Check it out here.

Noted business author Alice Korngold and WEC released a major new report on The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study

KorngoldLeadershipStudyGraphic_jpg

On Nov 2, 2017 noted author Alice Korngold released a new study that examined the leadership development value for business people serving on nonprofit boards. Korngold explains that “the findings show that nonprofit board service is a pathway for companies seeking to advance diversity and inclusion, develop human capital for innovation, and foster economic development and help achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals." 

Korngold’s study results are based on nearly 1,000 employee surveys, in addition to personal interviews. Korngold also drew on her 30 years of experience in training and placing several hundred business people on nonprofit boards, and consulting to hundreds of nonprofit boards—global, national, and regional.

Korngold’s study was sponsored  by American Express, Dow Chemical, HP, Johnson Controls, PIMCO, and Symantec. WEC was proud to support the study as well. Here is a link to the results from the study.