Events
Upcoming Event Gold Medal Gala May 11, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Gold Medal Colloquium May 11, 2017 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Newseum, 8th floor
Circular Economy Roundtable, Zurich Apr 26, 2017 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Past Event July 27 Webinar: Science based targets Jul 27, 2016 01:35 PM
Gold Medal Colloquium May 20, 2016 01:30 PM
Business Planning for the Future: New Business Models Apr 25, 2016 12:40 PM - 02:50 PM — Marks & Spencer, London, UK
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HP to Receive 2017 WEC Gold Medal Award

HPGoldMedal2WEC is pleased to announce that its 33rd annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to HP Inc. (HP). HP will accept the Gold Medal Award on Thursday, May 11, 2017, during the Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C. An independent jury selected HP’s application for corporate responsibility initiatives such as its strategic alignment with 16 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, its supply chain responsibility and circular economy efforts, and genuine commitment to advocating on behalf of migrant workers, refugees, and underserved populations. - See more at: http://3blmedia.com/News/HP-Inc-Receive-World-Environment-Centers-2017-Gold-Medal-Award-Corporate-Sustainability

WEC Board Elects 2017 Members
boardThe World Environment Center’s Board of Directors has elected three individuals for Board membership. They are Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer (United Kingdom); Carol Ryerkerk Powell, Global Head and Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Bristol-Myers Squibb (United States); and Isabel Studer, Executive Director, Mexico and Northern Central America, The Nature Conservancy (Mexico). In addition to these appointments, the Board elected the following individuals as its 2017 Officers: Francisco Suárez Hernández, New Business Project Director, Coca-Cola FEMSA—Chair;  Linda J. Fisher—Vice Chair; Scott Fulton, President, Environmental Law Institute—Secretary; and Liz Maw, President & CEO, Net Impact—Treasurer. For the full announcement please see: http://3blmedia.com/News/World-Environment-Center-Elects-New-Board-Members-and-2017-Officers#sthash.VapRVKHs.dpuf
Guatemala Press Highlights WEC Cleaner Production Projects

ChristianThe Guatemalan Center for Cleaner Production (CGP + L), in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC) and Rafael Landívar University, promoted a project benefiting a group of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which has drastically reduced production costs while implementing new environmentally friendly practices. In Guatemala, 76% of participating companies, mostly SMEs, report having achieved an average annual savings of US $4,000 in operating processes, states a Guatemalan article about the project.

SMEs and universities in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Peru have also benefited from the WEC project. The objective is to adapt university education to the needs of the private sector in cleaner production and energy efficiency. Results from 2013-2016 of the participating countries during the project represent savings of approximately $296,000, water savings of 15,200 gallons, fossil fuel savings of 11,678 gallons, and 404,900 Kilowatt / hours of energy.