WEC remarks from OAS dialogue on private sector environmental performance
WEC President & CEO Terry Yosie was invited by the Department of
Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) to
speak in its Dialogue Series "Improving Environmental Performance of the
Private Sector through Law and Institutions." The dialogue, held at the
OAS in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2012, is part of a larger framework
to prepare for the Rio+20 conference in June.
The Dialogue discussions analyzed contributions of the private sector throughout Latin America and also explored the following issues:
• Shared experiences and sustainable development challenges faced by the private sector;
• The contribution of law and policy to improve private sector performance;
• Creation of a space for constructive dialogue to identify and support opportunities for strengthening the capacity of the private sector towards sustainability; and
• Dissemination of successful examples of public-private partnerships in environmental matters and sustainable development.
Full remarks about WEC's recent initiatives throughout Latin America are available here.