Former WEC Board Chair Francisco Suárez Hernández Recognized as one of the 100 Latinos Most Committed to Climate Action

Strengthening the voice of Latinos in the environmental movement

The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that Francisco Suárez Hernández, Director Emeritus of WEC, has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos.

Los 100 Latinos’ list, highlights individuals for their commitment in areas such as climate activism, communications, environmental rights, sustainable policies, and corporate impact.

Throughout his career, Francisco has been committed to addressing the challenges of sustainable development, leading the way towards effective solutions.

He was the first Latino to be Chair of WEC’s Board of Directors (2015-2018) and has been part of organizations like Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, A.C and member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Consumer Industries for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

As global board chair of WEC, Francisco personally led outreach to leading Mexican businesses and engaged them as new members of the organization, helping to advance climate action and sustainable development through business practices.

“I’ve known Francisco for over a decade, he is one of the most dedicated and energetic executives that I’ve worked with in the global business community on climate, water, and sustainability.” “Congratulations Francisco, on this well-deserved recognition.” Glenn Prickett, President & CEO of the World Environment Center.

August 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am UTC

A link to the Webinar Recording can be found here.

This 60-minute webinar will illustrate the value of developing future leaders through Non-Profit Board and Community Service.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Developing Future Leaders through Service on Non-Profit Boards
  • Non-Profit Board Service: Lessons Learned and Personal Experiences – Dow & Target
  • Developing Future Leaders though Community Service
  • Community Service: Lessons Learned and Personal Experiences – 3M & FedEx

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Better World Leadership – Alice Korngold, Chair, President & CEO, Korngold Consulting
  • Dow – Mary Draves, Vice-President & Chief Sustainability Officer
  • FedEx – Heather Fox, Manager of Learning and Development, Human Resources
  • 3M – Matthew Luke, Leadership Coach, Catalyst Community Projects, People Leader Development & Instructional Design Manager
  • PYXERA Global – Gavin Cepelak, Vice-President
  • Target – Tracey Burton, J.D., Senior Director Corporate Social Responsibility
  • World Environment Center – Glenn Prickett, President & CEO

December 5, 2019 3:30 pm 5:00 pm UTC+0

WEC invites sustainability executives to learn and discuss the results of the new Better World Leadership (BWL) study of company practices for nonprofit board training and matching. The forum on Nonprofit Board Programs to Develop Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future is scheduled for Thursday, December 5 in NYC.

This forum is presented in conjunction with Bloomberg and other leaders in sustainable finance as a member of Sustainable Finance Week, the largest ever convening of events and influencers in this space.

In an interactive format with the audience, panelists will address ways in which companies can advance board service to achieve company goals for leadership development, diversity and inclusion, recruitment and retention, the SDGs, and sustainability. Panelists include Gabriela Burian, Global Director, Sustainable Food Systems, Bayer; Jennifer Cheng, Partner, Global Vice Chair of Mergers & Acquisitions, Reed Smith LLP; Grady Crosby, VP, Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson Controls, and President, Johnson Controls Foundation; Alice Korngold, CEO, Korngold Consulting; Glenn Prickett, Interim CEO, WEC; Perri Richman, VP, Communications, Ingersoll Rand, and President, Ingersoll Rand Foundation; Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global; and Ayo Sanderson Wilson, COO & EVP, Cornerstone Family Programs.

BWL studies have been conducted by Alice Korngold, Korngold Consulting LLC, with the support and participation of American Express, Comcast NBCU, Dow Chemical, HP, Johnson Controls, PIMCO, PwC, Symantec, Target, in addition to IMPACT2030 and PYXERA Global.

Full Press Release here.


December 5, 2019
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm UTC+0
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WEC Board Appoints Glenn Prickett President and CEO

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Glenn Prickett has been appointed President and CEO of the World Environment Center (WEC). Glenn brings three decades of extensive experience leading international environmental, natural resource and climate change policy in some of the world’s preeminent international organizations.

WEC is a global, independent organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices of its member companies, in partnership with governments and civil society. Its member companies are leaders in sustainability implementation around the world. With headquarters in Washington, DC, WEC has offices, programs and capabilities in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. 

Press release can be found here.