NEWS

December 22, 2016

Clarissa Lins participates as a juror for World Environment Center’s Award

Clarissa Lins joins the jury of WEC's annual sustainability award

On the 31st of October, the World Environment Center (WEC) announced three new jurors for its Gold Medal Award Jury, one of whom was Clarissa Lins, founding partner of Catavento Consultoria. The WEC Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development, now in its 33rd, year, recognizes sustainability excellence in an international company.

The three sustainability leaders chosen for the role join the following group of jurors: Katherine Sierra (Chair), Former VP of Sustainable Development at the World Bank and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Leslie Carothers, former President of the Environmental Law Institute; Dick Poduska, former vice president and Director of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs at Eastman Kodak; and Robert Slater, professor of environmental policy at Carleton University. The other new jurors are Dick Bartelse, recently retired Director of Procurement at AkzoNobel; and Alice Korngold, entrepreneur and governance analyst.

WEC is an independent non-profit organization, with offices in both emerging and developed markets. It is unique in its direct application of sustainable development strategies and practices to the business operations of global companies. Through its Gold Medal Award, it honors excellence in corporate sustainable practices. The award is presented annually to a global company that has demonstrated successful integration of sustainability into its core business practices. Integration is defined as a clear commitment at all levels of the corporation, innovation in providing ground-breaking solutions to critical environmental and social challenges, and investments in global leadership and progress toward a sustainable future. Recent winners include Unilever, IBM and Coca-Cola