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World Environment Center Partners with Better World Leadership to Present a Forum on "Nonprofit Board Programs to Develop Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future"

Published 12-03-19

Submitted by World Environment Center

The World Environment Center (WEC) invites sustainability executives to learn and discuss the results of the new Better World Leadership (BWL) study of company practices for nonprofit board training and matching. The forum on Nonprofit Board Programs to Develop Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 3:30 - 5:30, followed by a reception, at Reed Smith, 599 Lexington Avenue in New York City. 

This forum is presented in conjunction with Bloomberg and other leaders in sustainable finance as a member of Sustainable Finance Week, the largest ever convening of events and influencers in this space.

In an interactive format with the audience, panelists will address ways in which companies can advance board service to achieve company goals for leadership development, diversity and inclusion, recruitment and retention, the SDGs, and sustainability. Panelists include Gabriela Burian, Global Director, Sustainable Food Systems, Bayer; Jennifer Cheng, Partner, Global Vice Chair of Mergers & Acquisitions, Reed Smith LLP; Grady Crosby, VP, Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson Controls, and President, Johnson Controls Foundation; Alice Korngold, CEO, Korngold Consulting; Glenn Prickett, Interim CEO, World Environment Center; Perri Richman, VP, Communications, Ingersoll Rand, and President, Ingersoll Rand Foundation; Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global; and Ayo Sanderson Wilson, COO & EVP, Cornerstone Family Programs.

BWL studies have been conducted by Alice Korngold, Korngold Consulting LLC, with the support and participation of American Express, Comcast NBCU, Dow Chemical, HP, Johnson Controls, PIMCO, PwC, Symantec, Target, in addition to IMPACT2030 and PYXERA Global.

“WEC is ideally suited to promote BWL’s valuable research and effective practices to develop business leaders through nonprofit board service,” said Glenn Prickett, Interim President, WEC. “By serving as the Strategic Partner of BWL, WEC furthers its mission to advance sustainable development.”

About the World Environment Center
WEC is an independent, global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices and operations of its member companies and in partnership with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and other stakeholders. WEC’s mission is to accelerate sustainability solutions through innovation, thought leadership and public-private collaboration. It manages projects for companies across their global operations, builds executive-level learning and competency in applying sustainable development across a number of business sectors, and recognizes performance excellence through an annual awards program. WEC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in China, El Salvador and Germany. Twitter: @WorldEnCenter

About Better World Leadership (BWL)

With the support and participation of multinational corporations, BWL advances nonprofit board service to develop business leaders for a sustainable future. BWL is founded and led by Alice Korngold, President & CEO, Korngold Consulting, LLC. Korngold is the author of A Better World, Inc.: How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems…Where Governments Cannot. She is an advisor to multinational corporations and nonprofits, and teaches a graduate business course on sustainability and corporate governance at York University in Toronto, Canada. Twitter: @alicekorngold

For further information, contact: Alice Korngold,

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The World Environment Center, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices and operations in emerging and developed markets, is unique in its direct application of sustainable development strategies and practices to the business operations of global companies. WEC creates sustainable business solutions through individual projects in emerging markets; convenes leadership roundtables to shape strategic thinking across a range of sustainability topics with a specific focus on the preparation of business leaders to implement sustainability; and honors industry excellence through its annual Gold Medal Award. An independent non-profit organization, WEC conducts no advocacy activities. For more information, please visit

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