Events
Upcoming Event Advancing Product Transparency & Consumer Trust Symposium Mar 30, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Washington DC
Executive Roundtable: TCFD & Natural/Social Capital Valuation Mar 21, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019 — Basel, Switzerland
Business Workshop on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals Feb 06, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM — Munich, Germany
Past Event Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Nov 29, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM — Munich, Germany
La Red Summit 2018 Oct 29, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018 — Antigua, Guatemala
Environmental Law Institute (ELI) 2018 Corporate Forum Oct 23, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC
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Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
PharmaInEnvironment
 
Environmental Pollution caused by human and veterinary pharmaceutical substances is an emerging environmental concern.  This roundtable convened a multi-stakeholder group to share insights and discuss responsible business practices.  Speakers included senior executives from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer, ERM, Merck, Travers Smith, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, F. Hoffman-La Roche, Health Care without Harm, Merck Group, Ministry of the Netherlands, Novartis and University of Gothenberg
 
Roundtable participants agreed that industry’s best option to tackle the issue is a collaborative approach to increase data transparency, share knowledge, and educate the public about a responsible use of pharmaceuticals, in collaboration with all stakeholders involved in their product stewardship. It was recognized that pharmaceuticals enter the environment via a variety of pathways, many of which are not under the direct control of the pharmaceutical industry.  However, leading pharmaceutical companies treat wastewater from own operations to minimize release of pharmaceuticals to the environment, with excellent results when modern technology is used.  In addition, leading pharmaceutical companies have made commitments to require treatment of wastewater from contract manufacturers/suppliers to minimize release of pharmaceuticals to the environment. 
 
Event summary link can be found here

WEC thanks Bristol-Myers Squibb for their generous sponsorship of this event.
 
La Red Summit Highlights
 
LaRed Summit Group
  
The new La Red de Innovación e Impacto (La Red) members were inducted at the 2018 Annual La Red Summit in Antigua, Guatemala on October 29th and 30th. These new members were selected through the international Power to Grow Innovation Challenge.
 
The Summit provided training and capacity building as well as convened a Business Roundtable to share insights from experts in the region’s impact investment sector, including key actors in corporate value chains, Ministry, multilateral agencies, and US Government Officials. Highlighted speakers included the author of the recent, well-received Americas Society / Council of the Americas (AS/COA) study on the Linkages Between multinational corporations and MSMEs in Latin America, Dr. Carlos Parra of Florida International University. 
 
Agenda of the event can be found here in English & here in Spanish. Event summary is shared here in English & in Spanish.
 
 
BETTER WORLD LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
BWL WEC
 
The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Better World Leadership (BWL) to prepare business leaders to implement sustainability. BWL studies provide evidence that nonprofit board service is an effective pathway for companies seeking to grow shareholder value by advancing diversity and inclusion, developing human capital for innovation, and helping to achieve global goals for sustainability. BWL is conducting further studies in 2019, presenting webinars, and convening multinational corporations seeking to establish, enhance, and expand their board service programs worldwide. 
 
Find the full press release here.