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Call for Nominations for WEC 2021 Gold Medal Award are now OPEN!
As the world moves to rebuild our economies and to tackle climate change and systemic injustices, corporate leadership on sustainable development is more important than ever. The Gold Medal Award recognizes excellence and provides inspiration to other companies worldwide. Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2021 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.
Ford Motor Company awarded the WEC 2020 Gold Medal Award
The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 36th annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to Ford Motor Company. President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company, Jim Farley, accepts the Gold Medal Award presented for their outstanding work in Sustainability.
Decarbonizing the Business – Achieving Carbon Neutrality
With a clear business case for decarbonization in mind, hundreds of major global companies have already committed to reach net-zero emissions between 2030 and 2050. WEC brought together 53 senior executives from 10 countries joined the conversation, including 43 representatives from 27 global companies.
Practical Experiences of Companies Trying to Measure their Impact on the SDGs
The World Environment Center, Swiss-based Think-Tank 360impact and business experts from five industries in Germany, Switzerland, and the USA met on February 19, 2020 in a workshop in Munich/Germany to explore how business is developing tools to measure the impact that individual companies have on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The discussion helped to share practical ideas about how business can accelerate the momentum of working with the SDGs after most of them have already aligned their corporate strategies with the SDGs
WEC HostsLa Red Annual Summit
WEC and its partners hosted the 2019 Annual La Red de Innovación e Impacto Summit held in Panama City on October 22nd and 23rd, 2019. The Summit provided members with training and capacity building in, among other topics, communication and best management practices as well as networking opportunities with stakeholders and other key representatives from the region.
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“WEC is an agile partner that works well with leading organizations to address sustainability issues locally and globally.”
Francisco Suárez HernándezNew Business Project Director at Coca-Cola FEMSA former Chair of the Board at WEC
“WEC is able to quickly convene business, government, NGO and university leaders on topics that are important to business.”
Kelly M. SemrauSenior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability Chair, WEC Board of Directors
WEC’s events are very honest, open-exchange meetings on non-competitive issues that help me to generate new ideas.
Ralf PfitznerVice President Sustainability, Volkswagen
WEC provides an excellent forum for sharing solutions across industry sectors. WEC is helping to move the debate and, at the same time, provides fantastic networking opportunities.
Graham LaneManaging Partner Central Europe Eurasia, ERM
WEC has the ability to attract very well informed speakers from diverse industries and from academia and NGOs. The structure of WEC’s Roundtables is very interactive with information sharing on practical solutions. WEC is a great platform to develop professional relationships.