WEC and Department of State Launch Innovation Challenge to Empower Small Businesses

WEC and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs are excited to announce the launch of open registration for the first Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Innovation Challenge, a competition that aims to boost the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Western Hemisphere. The Challenge will discover, field test, and reward solutions that have a proven track-record of successfully overcoming labor and environmental barriers to business. Entrants can register for the Pathways Innovation Challenge at challenge.wec.org, and further details are available in the press release.

Volkswagen Group named 2014 Gold Medal Recipient

30th GMA

The World Environment Center is pleased to announce that its 30th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to the Volkswagen Group. WEC’s independent Gold Medal Jury determined that Volkswagen earned the award on the merits of its long-term dedication to integrating sustainability into its business products and operations, in particular through its holistic sustainable business model, Think Blue.

Volkswagen will accept the Gold Medal Award on Thursday, May 15, 2014, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Please see the full press release for further information.


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2013 Annual Review Now Available
2013 logos

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!


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WEC Roundtable Brussels 2010
Presentation given by Niall Dunne (Saatchi & Saatchi S)