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A blog focused on corporate leadership in sustainability, highlighting the voices of WEC leaders and member companies.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Presents 2016 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award to World Environment Center CEO Dr. Terry F. Yosie
The Alumni Association of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) has announced that Dr. Terry F. Yosie, President & CEO of the World Environment Center, will receive the university’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for 2016. The award recognizes alumni for their achievements in the arts, humanities, business, academia and public service. Dr. Michael A. Driscoll, IUP’s...
Apr 11, 2016 11:55 AM ET
Welcome to the Next Generation of Sustainable Development
The year 2015 is shaping up as one of the most consequential years for environmental/sustainability policy in our lifetimes. In May, the Vatican published the Papal encyclical Laudato Si, a moral reference point for examining climate change; in August, the U.S. government announced its final greenhouse gas controls for a broader Clean Power Plan; in September the UN will launch its sustainable...
Sep 15, 2015 5:25 PM ET
The Marketplace as Policy Innovator
"In peeling the onion of the EPA’s climate proposal, a much broader concept of regulatory governance emerges — regulation across the entire value chain of businesses that generate electricity. The agency’s power plant proposal borrows from its own history in applying value chain regulatory frameworks, recognizesrecent innovative practices from the private sector, and leverages...
Jan 20, 2015 6:35 PM ET
Innovation in Corporate Sustainability
Each year, the World Environment Center’s member companies assemble to discuss our common needs and opportunities to build more sustainable businesses. We’ve just finished our latest get-together in Washington, D.C., and we’d...
Sep 12, 2014 5:50 PM ET
3 Reasons the World is Moving Beyond Shareholder Value
For the past 40 years, a one-dimensional belief has prevailed that the purpose of a corporation is to maximize shareholder value. This belief, developed through the skillful advocacy of economists such as Milton Friedman and Michael Jensen at the University of Chicago in the 1970s, ultimately became the intellectual justification for Wall Street’s mantra that short-term share price serve as a...
Sep 10, 2014 6:30 PM ET