May 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am 3:30 pm UTC

This invitation-only event will convene global thought leaders and senior executives to discuss solutions to the business opportunities and challenges associated with innovation in the built Environment.

Topics to be Discussed:

  • Creating Energy and Water Efficient Operations
  • Increasing Impact and Savings through Use of Technology and AI
  • Building with Sustainable and Efficient Materials
  • Designing for Resilience

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Bradford, Global Technology Leader: Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Planning & Envision Rating System, Jacobs
  • Viola Alexander Lyles, Mayor, City of Charlotte North Carolina
  • Sheryl Telford, Vice-President EHS & Corporate Responsibility, Chemours
  • Emilio Tenuta, Vice-President Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab
  • Scott Tew, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand
  • John Mogge, Director, Federal Solutions and Technology, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Advanced Facilities, Jacobs
  • Myrrh Caplan, Sustainability Director and National Lead for Community Involvement, Skanska
  • Lori Michelin, President & CEO, World Environment Center

WEC Member & Invitees: Please confirm your participation by registering here.

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Leading Companies in Mexico Proposing Solutions to Water Use Challenges

Photo credit: Vegan Liftz

Yesterday, a group of leading companies convened by CESPEDES and The World Environment Center with sponsorship of Dow Chemical, ECOLAB and Coca-Cola FEMSA, gathered to share best practices and initiatives to address challenges for sustainable water management, calling to action to accelerate partnerships between private sector, civil society and governments to guarantee water access in safe conditions for everyone. 

During the forum, participant companies shared their challenges and learnings while implementing projects to optimize processes for responsible use of water and all coincided in the importance of generating company commitments under the United Nations Global Compact CEO Water Mandate initiative.  

Among best practices, ECOLAB presented the “Smart Water Navigator” a tool to self-assess and develop plans for continuous improvement facilitating companies to improve water management and stewardship practices, assess water risk, determine their place on a water maturity curve, and find necessary steps to get water-smart.

Additionally, participating companies agreed on the need to foster conservation initiatives to protect watersheds through multisector programs such as “Water Funds”, highlighting the recently launched fund “Agua Capital”, a social investment with participation of CitiBanamex, HSBC, Mexichem, Grupo Modelo, and Coca-Cola FEMSA, oriented to the conservation of water resources in the Mexico City area. 

You can read the full press release in English here.  Haga clic para leer en español.