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NGO Leaders To Discuss Critical Issues And Strategies For Global Decision Making

World Environment Center Colloquium Highlights Global Marketplace Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 6, 2008 –  Leaders of Greenpeace, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI),  The Nature Conservancy, Transparency International, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund will review the role of their organizations and initiatives to achieve a more sustainable world at the World Environment Center’s 2008 Colloquium on May 9, 2008. The interactive conference, entitled, “Global Non-Governmental Organizations: A Discussion of Critical Issues, Strategy and Societal Value” will take place at the National Press Club.

The panelists will focus on global priorities, strategies for influencing the global marketplace, and partnerships between NGOs and industry.

Following the Colloquium, John Elkington, the Founder of SustainAbility, will identify the unconventional entrepreneurs who are managing to solve the economic, environmental and social problems of the world, the subject of his latest book The Power of Unreasonable People.

“Leaders of non-governmental organizations have a large and growing influence on public attitudes, investment decisions and governmental policies,” stated Terry F. Yosie, President & CEO of the World Environment Center.  “Their participation in the Colloquium presents a unique opportunity to learn and discuss their ideas for solving major global problems.”

The Colloquium agenda is available at www.wec.org. For information on attending the Colloquium please contact Iris Ovadiya at iovadiya@wec.org or 202-312-1211.

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