Submitted by: World Environment Center
Posted: Dec 12, 2007 – 11:29 AM EST
Dec. 12 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, D.C.-December 12, 2007-The World Environment Center (WEC) today announced the election of new Officers and Members to its Board of Directors and approved the update of a strategic plan that establishes ambitious new initiatives for expanding the organization’s global activities.
Elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors is Wayne S. Balta, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM. Mr. Balta will succeed Elizabeth A. Lowery, Vice President, Environment, Energy and Safety Policy at General Motors on January 1, 2008. Ms. Lowery will remain as a WEC Board member.
"I am very honored to succeed Beth Lowery who has re-directed and re-established WEC as a global leadership organization in sustainable development," stated Mr. Balta. "WEC's focus on strategic business issues enables it to generate value for business and society in ways that are unique across the spectrum of institutions that are advancing sustainability issues."
Other appointments announced by WEC included:
The Board also gratefully acknowledged the many contributions and years of service of Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson, Professor in Environmental Law, Pace University School of Law.
WEC also announced the approval of a new strategic plan that includes the following core areas and initiatives:
The Board of Directors also directed that planning begin to establish WEC membership and projects in India.
About WEC: WEC is an independent, non-profit, non-advocacy organization whose mission is to advance sustainable development through the business practices of its member companies in partnership with government, non-government organizations and other stakeholders. WEC's activities are global in scope, and it is unique in providing direct, on-the-ground support to companies to improve their performance and that of their business partners across the value chain.
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