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.
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: http://3blmedia.com/News/SC-Johnson-Ingersoll-Rand-And-World-Environment-Center-Launch-Collaboration-Develop-Business
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!