2016 Annual Review Now Available

AR2016Whereas last year yielded agreements on important new commitments—a global climate accord, UN Sustainable Development Goals—this year began the important work of implementation for these and other important initiatives. WEC has mounted a major effort to assist companies to carry out their sustainability goals in harmony with the UN SDGs, explored the next generation of sustainability reporting, and begun an examination of disruptions and opportunities in business planning for the future. Our initiative examining the impact of sustainability in the C-suite continued with publication of a major new study on the transformation of the Chief Marketing Officer’s role and responsibilities. And, with an eye on the future, WEC’s Board of Directors is embarked on rethinking our strategic plan. Read about these and other exciting developments in the WEC 2016 Annual Review.

Gold Medal Jury Welcomes Three New Jurors

jurorsWEC is pleased to welcome three new jurors to its Gold Medal Award Jury. Our WEC Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development, now in its 33rd year, is a prestigious global accolade that recognizes sustainability excellence in an international company. The new jurors, all sustainability leaders, are Dick Bartelse of the Netherlands, Alice Korngold of the United States, and Clarissa Lins of Brazil. Mr. Bartelse is the recently retired Director of Procurement at AkzoNobel, Ms. Korngold is a respected business author, entrepreneur and governance analyst, and Ms. Lins, an economist and management analyst, is the Founding Partner of Catavento, an international consultancy. For more information please see http://3blmedia.com/News/World-Environment-Center-Appoints-Three-Global-Sustainability-Leaders-its-Independent-Gold


WEC Chair Francisco Suárez has been featured in an excellent Mundo Ejecutivo interview on the role of private business in combating climate change and implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Together with Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Mr. Suárez explains that climate change mitigation reaches all areas of corporations, and this responsibility should resonate through their business strategies. Regarding the SDGs, “at WEC, we are convinced that cross-agency efforts between the private sector, government, and civil society are an effective way to move forward.”

The full article is available in English at http://mundoejecutivo.com.mx/economia-negocios/2016/12/08/green-economy-and-climate-change and in Spanish at http://mundoejecutivo.com.mx/economia-negocios/2016/12/08/economia-verde-cambio-climatico

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