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Strategic insights, learnings and best practices

Since 1997, the WEC has convened over 200 thought leadership events in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.  Our events provide executive leaders with a platform to share strategic insights, learnings and best practices.  WEC’s Thought Leadership agenda is member driven, providing companies with the opportunities to learn about current topics that are of greatest importance.  Our events offer leading perspectives and include stakeholders from industry, NGOs, academia and the government.

Recent Event: Understanding Investor's Expectations      

CQ 2018_1

Recent Trends in Sustainable Investing
Our keynote speaker, Cary Krosinsky, Lecturer, Yale School of Management indicated that sustainable investing is moving from negative screening, standardized disclosure, and review of past performance to a more forward-looking approach focused on value creation.  Companies linking their sustainability strategies to long-term economic, technologic and demographic trends in their sector will be most attractive to investors.

CQ 2018_2

How Investors Evaluate Sustainable Performance
Investors discussed a variety of topics including data proliferation, performance, material issues, culture, risk management, transparency as well as, shareholder resolutions -- insights on each are included in the event summary below. 

CQ 2018_3

Company Engagement with the Sustainable Investment Community
Companies discussed a variety of topics including disclosure frameworks, investor engagement, and their partnership with investor relations -- insights on each are included in the event summary below.

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Learn more from thought leaders from Yale University, Calvert Research Investment, Brown Advisory, Trillium Asset Management, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Dow Chemical Company, Ecolab, Marriott Intl. and Unilever. (May 2018, Washington, D.C.)

Prior Events

Disclosure & Reporting

Circular Economy

Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Social Responsibility & Human Rights

Water Stewardship

Climate & Energy


Transforming Sustainability into Business Strategy


WEC would like to thank our partners and member companies who have hosted events in the last several years: Boehringer Ingelheim, Boeing, Dow Chemical, Erb Institute at Michigan University, ERM, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson Controls, Marks and Spencer, Merck Germany, Hoffmann-La Roche, Sanofi, SC Johnson, Shell, Stanford University and Volkswagen.

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