World Environment Center is a global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices of member companies and in partnership with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders.
Our Events, Projects and Impact
WEC launches Empower Innovation Challenge
The World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners, Núcleo de Biotecnología de Curauma (NBC) and Baastel, will develop a series of competitions in Latin American and Caribbean countries called “Empower Innovation Challenge” (EIC) to support the expansion of the development model “La RED de Innovación e Impacto (La RED).”
AB InBev Hosts Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Value Chains
The World Environment Center and AB InBev, winner of WEC’s Gold Medal Award in 2022, convened a Gold Medal
Symposium in New York City on the topic of Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Value Chains with over 100 leaders from
business, government, and civil society.
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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.
Lorraine FrancourtDirector, Chemicals Mgmt Policy and Circular Economy, Dow
The Gold Medal Award
The WEC Gold Medal Award for International Achievement in Sustainable Development is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition of a global company’s ongoing commitment to the practice of sustainable development. Only global manufacturing, processing or service corporations that can document well implemented, outstanding and sustained success are eligible to compete for the award.
A potential applicant company must demonstrate global vision and a commitment to sustainable development through innovative application of policies, and international economic, environmental, and social responsibilities. An independent Jury of international leaders selects the Gold Medal recipient.