Capacity Building

Capacity Building

The World Environment Center oversees a range of capacity building initiatives that advance sustainability, including: improving energy efficiency; reducing the use of water and other natural resources; enhancing environmental, health and safety performance; reducing chemical risks; investing in social capital; and preparing business leaders for a sustainable future.

The goal of WEC’s capacity building initiatives is to plan and achieve concrete, measurable results that contribute to both business and society and assist participating companies in becoming more competitive. This approach to capacity building emphasizes the development of cooperative relationships with business partners, government agencies, communities, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.

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World Environment Center Initiates Major New Sustainable Development Project with Latin American Universities
(3BL Media) San Jose, Costa Rica – September 5, 2012 - The World Environment Center (WEC) today announced the launching of a major new initiative with universities in seven Latin American nations to improve the teaching and application of sustainable development. The initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with Higher Education for Development (HED). The “...
Sep 5, 2012 5:45 PM ET
U.S. State Department and the World Environment Center Achieve Significant Environmental and Economic Savings in Nicaragua and Costa Rica
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 3, 2011 - The World Environment Center (WEC) announced today the successful completion of a U.S. Department of State funded project entitled Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships, part of the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)'s Private Sector Environmental Performance Program. In this two-year project that...
Oct 3, 2011 4:00 PM ET
U.S. State Department, World Environment Center, Marriott International, and Marriott Suppliers Achieve Significant Environmental and Economic Savings in Costa Rica Project
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, DC - September 21, 2011 - The World Environment Center (WEC) today announced the successful completion of a U.S. Department of State funded project entitled Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships.  WEC collaborated...
Sep 21, 2011 1:00 PM ET
The World Environment Center and U.S. Department of State Launch Cleaner Production Partnership in Chile
Santiago, Chile, May 5, 2011 – The World Environment Center (WEC) today launches an innovative project to expand the sustainable development commitments of Chilean businesses by reducing energy and water consumption, minimizing waste and raw material usage and lowering operating costs. WEC is partnering with Chileoliva, the national industry association for the country’s...
May 5, 2011 3:30 PM ET
The World Environment Center and SGM Wuling Launch Cleaner Production Partnership to Improve Competitiveness and Performance
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Liuzhou, Guangxi, China - March 28, 2011 - The World Environment Center (WEC) and GM China and its joint venture SGM Wuling (SGMW) have launched a pilot project to provide training to SGMW’s supply chain through WEC’s signature “Green Supply Chain” project. The project is an extension of WEC’s innovative collaboration with GM-China and...
Mar 28, 2011 11:30 AM ET

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