Events

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The World Environment Center hosts a wide range of events throughout the year, from large international conferences to small community workshops. We always have something new and exciting in the works.

Whether you’re looking to learn about the latest sustainability practices, network with other corporate leaders, or take action on a specific issue, there’s something for you.

Upcoming Events

Empower Innovation Challenge

The World Environment Center (WEC), and its partners, the Núcleo de Biotecnología de Curauma (NBC) and Baastel, launched the third and final competition of the "Empower Innovation Challenge" (EIC) in April, 2024. Since 2023, WEC and its strategic partners have been implementing the Empower Innovation Challenge (EIC) to strengthen 24 organizations through a series of […]

Circularity Challenge

World Environment Center (WEC) seeks innovative projects to participate in its Circularity Challenge/ Concurso de la Circularidad, a competition to award US$210,000 to nine organizations engaged in public participation in environmental issues focused on plastics, which lead to innovative solutions, stronger monitoring of environmental impacts, and better enforcement of environmental laws. Applications are due April […]

Developing Water Infrastructure Systems for Greater Resilience

Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, GA, United States

Event: “Developing Water Infrastructure Systems for Greater Resilience” When: April 23-24, 2024 2:00PM - 1:00PM Where: Atlanta GA (USA) About the Event:  The World Environment Center, alongside CRH and Jacobs, is convening a  critical 24-hour roundtable discussion. Investing in resilient water infrastructure systems is critical to address issues of climate change and water security. This […]

Event Summaries

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MAY 2021

“Climate Action for a Green Recovery”

HOST: Microsoft

OCT 2018

Climate-Related Financial Disclosures – A Finance and Business Point of View on TCFD (webinar)

SEP 2017

Science Based Targets to implement a robust climate strategy

HOST: Right-based-on-science

JUL 2016

Science Based Targets: How Do Companies Respond? (webinar)

NOV 2011

“Breakthrough Energy Strategies for Existing Buildings”

HOST: Sail Capital

NOV 2010

“Strategies to Ignite Market Demand for Energy Efficiency”

HOST: Johnson Controls

AUG 2009

“Planning & Implementing Green Transportation Solutions”

HOST: Singapore Environment Council

APR 2009

“Creating Solutions for Greenhouse Gas Reductions with Business and Government”

HOST: Bayer

NOV 2008

“Improving Energy Efficiency in Chinese Private Sector”

HOST: China Enterprise Confederation

OCT 2008

“Making the Mail Stream Greener”

HOST: Pitney Bowes

APR 2017

“Collaboration for Achieving Circular Economy Business Solutions”

HOST: Dow Chemical

NOV 2015

“Advancing Sustainable Design and Systems Thinking in Manufacturing Operations: Leading Practices for Classroom Application”

HOST: ExxonMobile

FEB 2014

“Innovations for Managing Business Risks from Natural and Material Resource Availability”

HOST: ERM

OCT 2009

“Verifying Green Product Design and Marketing”

HOST: Boehringer Ingelheim

MAR 2016

“Managing Human Rights Issues in Global Companies: What Are Best Practices and How Are They Implemented?”

HOST: University of Michigan

SEP 2015

“Building Sustainability Knowledge for Business Managers in Emerging Markets: On-the-Ground Initiatives to Meet Company and Societal Needs”

HOST: Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, IBM, Shell

OCT 2014

“Transformational Collaboration in Sustainable Supply Chain Management”

HOST: F. Hoffmann-La Roche

JUN 2011

“Managing Social Responsibility Challenges to Business in Less Developed Nations”

HOST: Merck

SEP 2008

“Effective Integration of Sustainability Issues into the Supply Chain”

HOST: F. Hoffmann-La Roche

NOV 2017

“Managing for Impacts Beyond Metrics: An Outcome Based Approach to Corporate Goal Setting”

HOST: Dow, University of Michigan

NOV 2016

“Materiality Assessment and Innovations in Sustainability Reporting”

HOST: Boehringer Ingelheim

APR 2016

“Business Planning for the Future: Business Models, System Level Governance, and Innovative Collaboration Strategies”

HOST: Marks & Spencer

DEC 2015

“Innovative Governance Structures for Corporate Sustainability”

HOST: WEC Europe

JUN 2015

“Critical Skills for Implementing Sustainability in the Asia/Pacific Region”

HOST: Ricoh

MAR 2014

“The New Leader: Transforming Sustainability Challenges into Core Business Opportunities”

HOST: Stanford University; Sponsors: Chevron, Johnson Controls

MAR 2013

“Creating Shared Value through New Forms of Collaboration”

HOST: Dow Chemical

NOV 2012

“21st Century Megatrends and their Impacts on Business Strategy and Innovation Opportunities”

HOST: Bayer

FEB 2012

“Systemic Solutions for Innovation in Sustainability”

HOST: IMD International, Novartis

NOV 2011

“Shared Value as a Sustainable Business Model: An Examination of the Impacts on Innovation”, Markets and Civil Society”

HOST: Dow

MAY 2011

“Sustainable Development as a Driver of Business Model Innovation”

HOST: AECOM

MAY 2010

“Scaling Up Sustainability Management in Global Companies”

HOST: Volkswagen

FEB 2019

“SDG-workshop #2: Practical Experiences of Companies Implementing the SDGs”

HOST: WEC Europe

SEP 2017

SDG-workshop #1: Practical Experiences of Companies working with the SDGs

APR 2016

“Aligning U.N. Sustainable Development Goals with Corporate Goal Setting”; HOST: Coca-Cola FEMSA”

FEB 2016

The New Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS): How Do Companies Respond? (webinar)