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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) honored the Ford Motor Company by awarding it the 36th annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. Due to the global pandemic, WEC held a virtual presentation on December 15, 2020. Bob Holycross, Ford’s Chief Sustainability, Environment and Safety Officer, joined the event to accept the award.
An In-Depth Interview with Georg Kell
Recently, Glenn Prickett, WEC’s President & CEO sat down to speak with the Chairman of one of its members, Arabesque Partners, Georg Kell. Georg has a new book that he has co-edited with others on the topic of sustainable investing. Glenn & Georg had an in-depth discussion about the book that provides a framework on ESG investing and about the need for leadership and collaboration for change to happen.
WEC President & CEO Blog: Turning the Page on 2020
As I write this, encouraging reports on President-elect Joe Biden’s early cabinet picks and policy plans suggest that we are starting to turn the page on 2020 at last.
Of course, we are not through the global pandemic yet. Infections rates are rising, promising a long winter with more suffering and death among vulnerable populations. With stimulus funds drying up, the prospect of a double-dip recession is all too real.
But the arrival of vaccines in 2021 and a new U.S. administration with a more disciplined approach to combatting the virus offer hope that, with shared effort and sacrifice, we can put this pandemic behind us.
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.
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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.