WEC Honors Ecolab with 2018 Gold Medal Award on May 17
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WEC awarded Ecolab the Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development during the 34th annual Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 17.   Doug Baker, chairman and CEO of Ecolab, accepted the award on behalf of the company. 
Through a global competition, the independent Gold Medal Jury selected Ecolab’s application based upon its many initiatives to support global sustainable water management and conservation, its multiple sustainability commitments and partnerships, and integration of sustainability in its innovation processes and product development.
Preceding the award ceremony, WEC hosted its annual Gold Medal Colloquium, sponsored by Ingersoll Rand, which this year focused on the theme “Understanding Investor’s Expectations for Sustainability Performance.” The Colloquium featured leading investment analysts and company executives. 
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WEC Roundtable brings senior business executives to discuss managing resource streams sustainably
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WEC Executive Roundtable, was hosted by the WZU, University of Augsburg, on April 5-6 2018. This event has built on the learnings from a 2017 WEC Roundtable focused on business opportunities in a Circular Economy, which demonstrated the opportunities from extending product cycles, remanufacturing, and the Sharing Economy. Since then, business continues to devote an increasing amount of attention to the topic while, in parallel, governments have discussed at the highest levels how they can best support the transition to a Circular Economy. 

As the availability of several materials is getting critical, political and business leaders alike strive to reduce their economies’ dependency on certain substances and regions. This is reinforced by environmental concerns ranging from microplastics in the oceans to raising global temperatures, all of which are calling for technological innovation, regulation, and its enforcement. The topic was discussed amongst 25 senior business executives - it should be top of mind for any CEO. 

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The World Environment Center (WEC) today announced the appointment of Lori Michelin as their new CEO & President. Ms. Michelin will oversee WEC’s world recognized programs and strategic mission to advance sustainable development and corporate sustainability in partnership with governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and other stakeholders. Ms. Michelin comes from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, where she led their global sustainability initiatives as the Vice-President of Sustainability and Environmental, Health, and Safety.
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