July 13, 2021 9:00 am 12:00 pm EDT

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The EU green deal’s far reaching implications for Europe’s food agribusinesses has been debated in a first Executive Roundtable in March 2021. It became clear that the general lines are well accepted among business partners. At the same time it became clear that business must lead the transition by incentivizing and supporting farmers and consumers. Business is aware that systemic change in the EU agriculture system is a business opportunity, too: many say it is the best way to keep risk-alert investors on board and at the same time secures continuous ecosystem services on a large scale.

This virtual Executive Roundtable is the second in a series and an opportunity for 40 senior business leaders to debate best practice under the Chatham House Rule.

This is an invitation only event.

May 20, 2021 10:00 am 11:30 am EDT

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May 20
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Join us to discuss business action on the Sustainable Development Goals. Since the adoption of the SDGs in 2015, the business community has underlined its support for them, understanding that not just government but all stakeholders together bear responsibility to reach them. Many companies have evaluated business opportunities associated with the Global Goals and have thus linked their sustainability programs and reporting with them. Some companies have also worked on methodologies to measure their individual impact. However, progress is still not happening fast enough. Taking responsibility for some SDGs by becoming a driving force for collaboration can result in meaningful impact.

This WEC Roundtable in collaboration with ERM is an opportunity for business executives to discuss under the Chatham House Rule promising initiatives that companies have undertaken and opportunities to do more.

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May 12, 2021 10:00 am 12:30 pm EST

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May 12
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Virtual Executive WEC Roundtable in collaboration with Ecolab

Securing reliable supplies of water needed for the health and wellbeing of people, agriculture, industry, and nature will become a greater challenge in more parts of the world as climate change accelerates. Companies will face increasing demands from regulators, investors, customers, and shareholders to use water more efficiently and contribute to water availability in the regions where they do business. Becoming “water positive” is a compelling vision: it’s being pursued in a variety of ways without commonly agreed metrics or management tools.

In addition to WEC’s member companies we are inviting companies and organizations that have pioneered the approach to share strategies, results, lessons learned and innovative tools. This is an invitation only event.

This is an invitation only event.

May 11, 2021 10:00 am 12:30 pm EST

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May 11
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Virtual Executive WEC Roundtable in collaboration with Ecolab

Securing reliable supplies of water needed for the health and wellbeing of people, agriculture, industry, and nature will become a greater challenge in more parts of the world as climate change accelerates. Companies will face increasing demands from regulators, investors, customers, and shareholders to use water more efficiently and contribute to water availability in the regions where they do business. Becoming “water positive” is a compelling vision: it’s being pursued in a variety of ways without commonly agreed metrics or management tools.

In addition to WEC’s member companies we are inviting companies and organizations that have pioneered the approach to share strategies, results, lessons learned and innovative tools. This is an invitation only event.

This is an invitation only event.

March 30, 2021 9:00 am 12:00 pm EST

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March 30
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More details to come. WEC Roundtable will discuss:

• Strategies to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture
• Deep dive on science and practices of sustainable agriculture in Europe
• Review of existing European food sector sustainability initiatives

This is an invitation only event.

This event has passed. View summary HERE.

March 23, 2021 March 25, 2021 UTC+0

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La Red de Innovacion

La Red de Innovacion e Impacto (La Red) and World Environment Center, and financed by the U.S. State Department is organization Virtual Grand Summit: Reinventándose con Innovación e Impacto” supporting micro-enterprise growth in Latin America on March 23rd, 24th and 25th.

La Red is a network of the most innovative local solutions supporting the sustainable growth of micro and SMEs throughout Latin America. Since 2014, each year we gather our members of this network to share their experiences in scaling their solutions, and partnering with each other and external stakeholders. The members cross sectors, geography, and markets, but they all have in common a mission to support sustainable economic growth in their region, and to do so with innovative approaches.

The Grand Summit will take place over 3 days virtually including a public open event and closed sessions only for La Red members. Throughout these days we will be featuring a series of speakers, panelists and organizing a business roundtable. For this special Grand Summit, we connect with experts who can provide valuable insight to our members in meeting the challenges of sustainability, innovation and growing their solutions and, we believe that your participation could be of a great value.

March 23 & 24 are open to members only & March 25th is an open to public/interested participants.

February 17, 2021 February 18, 2021 UTC+0

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As we start the 2020 decade to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we can expect the proliferation of social and environmental regulations around the world.

Today, financial institutions, from asset funds and stock markets to multilateral investment banks, are already demanding that companies meet higher social and environmental standards to reduce risks and improve their business performance. Often, for large companies, their responsibility is expected to go well beyond their own operations to include their suppliers.

The Roundtable provides a platform for companies in industries about their experience managing human rights, including labor rights, throughout their value chains. There is a particular interest to understand how to implement UN guiding principles on business and human rights, including risk assessments, due diligence, grievances, remediation, etc. throughout the supply chain.

The virtual program will be split into four sessions on two days. The first day will focus on the policy, regulatory and investment environments while the second day is dedicated to company experiences and practical actions.

This is an invitation only event.

The event has passed and the summary can be found here.

November 9 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Under WEC’s State Dept funded Environmental Governance project, in partnership with Jordan Engineers Association, Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, WEC kicks off its Virtual Training & Study Tour Panel 1 on November 9th, with Frank Werner, Director of WEC Europe & Associate Professor Weslynne Ashton making a business case of circular economy and environmental management systems to increase performance by Jordanian companies.

Agenda for the event can be found here.

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November 9, 2020
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October 27 11:00 am 12:30 pm UTC+0

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October 27, 2020
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The World Environment Center works to build the capacity of small entrepreneurs in Latin America and other regions of the world. Meet some of the members of La Red de Innovación e Impacto (La Red) and learn about the impact of their work throughout Latin America. Learn about their work to generate sustainable prosperity for local communities and throughout Latin America.

La Red is a network of member organizations that support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to drive sustainable economic growth and prosperity across Latin America and the Caribbean. La Red’s record of transformative success in the region has been recognized and supported by the U.S. Department of State three times.

If you would like to learn more you can contact Ernesto Samayoa at esamayoa@wec.org