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

Latest Past Events

Advancing Nature-Based Solutions: How to Achieve Quality and Scale?

The World Environment Center (WEC), hosts an official thematic event at the UN Asia Pacific Climate Week in Johor Bahru/Malaysia to discuss how to reduce Investment Barriers for Quality and Scale in Nature-Based Solutions. Investments to conserve and restore forests, other terrestrial and coastal habitats, and working agricultural lands—known collectively as “nature-based solutions” (NBS)—are essential […]

Taking Biodiversity Seriously Across Corporate Value Chains

Event: “Taking Biodiversity Seriously Across Corporate Value Chains” When: January 30-31, 2024, 2 p.m. – 2 p.m. Where: The Hague, The Netherlands About the Event:  The World Environment Center, alongside AECOM and Dow, invites you to a critical 24-hour roundtable discussion. As we navigate a world where the loss of biodiversity increasingly impacts economies and […]

WEC Hosts Action Forum – Discussion with new CEO Margaret O’Gorman

Virtual Event

Attention WEC Members! Please join us for this month’s WEC Action Forum for an opportunity to hear from our new President and CEO, Margaret O’Gorman.  In January, the World Environment Center (WEC) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) entered a memorandum of intent (MOI) to combine the two nonprofits. As of January 1, 2024, Margaret […]

Event Summaries

Event Summary – Taking Biodiversity Seriously Across Corporate Value Chains: Requirements – Standards – Practical Business Action

WEC and members convened in The Hague, Netherlands at the end of January where industry leaders discussed a range of

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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)