Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge Finalists Compete in $2 Million Pitch Competition
Challenge header

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), has invited twelve (12) finalists of the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge to compete in a pitch competition on July 25 at 12:00pm at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Challenge was created to discover and scale up existing local, high-impact solutions that empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean to address labor and environmental barriers to business.

The finalists will vie for one of four awards of up to (USD) $500,000 and technical support to scale up or replicate their initiatives in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Panama, or Peru. Please see the full State Department press release for further information.

WEC, SC Johnson and Ingersoll Rand Launch "Preparing Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future"
IR-SCJ2

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

CEO's blog

From WEC CEO Terry YosieTerry crop

[VIDEO] - Innovation in Corporate Sustainability - December 10, 2013

12 Takeaways for Sustainable Business - June 3, 2013

Read More...

2013 Annual Review Now Available
2013 logos

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!