Ecolab to Receive World Environment Center’s 2018 Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability
34th GoldMedal Ecolab
The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 34th annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to Ecolab. The Chief Executive Officer of Ecolab will accept the Gold Medal Award on Thursday, May 17, 2018, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Click here for more information. 
WEC 2017 Annual Review Now Available
 WEC Annual Review 2017

During this past year, WEC’s Board updated our strategic plan to focus on a more defined mission of “accelerating sustainability solutions through innovation, thought leadership and public-private collaboration.”  This business driven approach guides all of WEC’s activities—including roundtables, capacity building projects, the Gold Medal program, and our diverse publications —and provides a resilient platform for the future.  Read more about the developments in our WEC 2017 Annual Review.

Noted business author Alice Korngold and WEC released a major new report on The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study


On Nov 2, 2017 noted author Alice Korngold released a new study that examined the leadership development value for business people serving on nonprofit boards. Korngold explains that “the findings show that nonprofit board service is a pathway for companies seeking to advance diversity and inclusion, develop human capital for innovation, and foster economic development and help achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals." 

Korngold’s study results are based on nearly 1,000 employee surveys, in addition to personal interviews. Korngold also drew on her 30 years of experience in training and placing several hundred business people on nonprofit boards, and consulting to hundreds of nonprofit boards—global, national, and regional.

Korngold’s study was sponsored  by American Express, Dow Chemical, HP, Johnson Controls, PIMCO, and Symantec. WEC was proud to support the study as well. Here is a link to the results from the study.