Director of Global Capacity building
Frank Werner has led the European office of WEC since January 2008. Amongst other responsibilities, he facilitates an information exchange on sustainability issues among Vice Presidents of multinational companies and advises them on how to create value for both their company and society. In addition, he is responsible for further developing WEC’s Capacity Building Program to support member companies that implement sustainability strategies across their business and value chains. In this function Frank also oversees projects that include Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) and aim at increasing their sustainability performance.
Prior to his current position at the WEC, Frank worked in the field of Corporate Responsibility for eight years. He advised multinational companies on all aspects of sustainability reporting (with Akzente Kommunikation und Beratung, Munich, Germany) and earlier evaluated the sustainability performance of more than 100 global players as a sustainability analyst (with Oekom Research, Munich, Germany).
Frank received his diploma in Geography (equiv. to Masters) from the University of Heidelberg in 1996, where he also studied Political Science and Public Law. During his academic education he spent one year at York University (Toronto, Canada) and later on worked as a scientific researcher on sustainable water management in Chile. In addition to his native German he speaks English and Spanish as well as basic French. He is the author of several publications in the fields of sustainable water management, environmental business strategies and sustainability reporting.