The U.S. Department of State has awarded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners additional funding to select and scale innovative solutions in support of the multilateral Pathways to Prosperity in the
Americas initiative. Culminating in the recent pitch and award ceremony,
the Innovation Challenge sought out new ideas
for generating inclusive economic growth under one of each of four Pathways areas: 1) Empowering Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs); 2) Facilitating Trade; 3) Developing a
Modern Workforce; and 4) Promoting Sustainable Business Practices. WEC
and its partners will support the State Department over the
next three years to deepen the efforts of the Pathways program.
The expansion will engage 26 semi-finalists to create a regional network in addition
to providing the four Challenge awardees with up to
$500,000 to scale their solutions. For more information, read the full press release.
On October 28 and 29 in Basel, Switzerland, Roche and WEC hosted Europe's Executive Roundtable on “Transformational Collaboration in Sustainable Supply Chain Management". The objectives of this Roundtable were to (a) demonstrate how to implement sustainable solutions with suppliers, (b) discuss strategies to improve internal collaboration between procurement and sustainability departments and (c) demonstrate successful strategies for scale. Main findings from discussions and lively breakout sessions are detailed in the roundtable summary.
The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce the release of its 2014 Annual Review.
We invite you to learn more about our exciting
initiatives and successes of the past year, notably the award of a $4.05
million State Department grant and our latest thought leadership events. Enjoy!