Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge Winners Announced in $2 Million Pitch Competition

 Pathways winners

The U.S. Department of State, with the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners, announced the four winners of the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge on July 25. Presenting the strongest local, high-impact solutions, these organizations will expand efforts to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean to address labor and environmental barriers to business. Pending final reviews, each will receive up to US$500,000 and technical support to scale up or replicate their initiatives in the region. The four winners are: Lutheran World Relief, Nicaragua; Núcleo Biotecnología Curauma, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile; ICAM GROUP, Mexico; and Vista Volcanes, S.A., Guatemala. To learn more about the finalists and the Pathways Challenge, please see 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’s Frank Werner (far left) with members of the Moroccan delegation at the launch of the WEC-U.S. Department of State Cleaner Production Partnership in