World Environment Center Expands State Dept Challenge Program to Include More Innovators 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.

WEC, SC Johnson and Ingersoll Rand Launch "Preparing Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future"

The World Environment Center (WEC), in partnership with SC Johnson and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation, has launched a major new initiative entitled Preparing Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future. The SC Johnson, Ingersoll Rand Foundation and WEC initiative has three major goals: 1) Accelerate the sharing of business strategies, best practices and case studies from companies to the core curriculum of leading business and engineering schools; 2) Provide students with greater opportunities to work with companies as part of their formal university training; and 3) Enable companies to identify talented potential employees well in advance of campus recruiting. SC Johnson and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation are together investing $350,000 in the initiative over the next two years.

Please see the full press release for further details:

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2013 Annual Review Now Available
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The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce the release of its 2013 Annual Review. We invite you to take a look to learn more about our exciting initiatives and successes of the past year, notably the award of a $2.45 million State Department grant and our new signature initiative, Preparing Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future. (Click here for the Chinese version.) Enjoy!


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WEC Roundtable Brussels 2010
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