WEC Expands State Dept Challenge Program in Latin America

 winners cropThe U.S. Department of State has awarded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners additional funding to select and scale innovative solutions in support of the multilateral Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative. Culminating in the recent pitch and award ceremony, the Innovation Challenge sought out new ideas for generating inclusive economic growth under one of each of four Pathways areas: 1) Empowering Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs); 2) Facilitating Trade; 3) Developing a Modern Workforce; and 4) Promoting Sustainable Business Practices. WEC and its partners will support the State Department over the next three years to deepen the efforts of the Pathways program. The expansion will engage 26 semi-finalists to create a regional network in addition to providing the four Challenge awardees with up to $500,000 to scale their solutions. For more information, read the full press release.

Summary of Successful Basel Roundtable
rocheRTOn October 28 and 29 in Basel, Switzerland, Roche and WEC hosted Europe's Executive Roundtable on “Transformational Collaboration in Sustainable Supply Chain Management". The objectives of this Roundtable were to (a) demonstrate how to implement sustainable solutions with suppliers, (b) discuss strategies to improve internal collaboration between procurement and sustainability departments and (c) demonstrate successful strategies for scale. Main findings from discussions and lively breakout sessions are detailed in the roundtable summary.
2014 Annual Review Now Available

The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce the release of its 2014 Annual Review. We invite you to learn more about our exciting initiatives and successes of the past year, notably the award of a $4.05 million State Department grant and our latest thought leadership events. Enjoy!

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