About Us

We’re an independent center located at the University of Chicago, and a non-partisan institution that promotes sustainable economic growth and a cleaner environment around the world.

About The Paulson Institute

The Paulson Institute is an independent, non-partisan center located at the University of Chicago. Our work is grounded in the principle that today’s most pressing economic and environmental challenges can be solved only if the United States and China work in complementary ways.

With offices in the United States and China, and partners around the globe, we take a “think and do” approach.  Our mission is to advance global environmental protection and sustainable economic growth in the United States and China, while fostering broader understanding between the two countries.

The Institute was founded in 2011 by Henry M. Paulson, Jr., the 74th Secretary of the Treasury and former chief executive of Goldman Sachs to promote economic growth and environmental preservation in both countries through programs, advocacy and research.



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