About The Paulson Institute
The Paulson Institute is an innovative think tank that combines knowledge and action. We promote economic growth and environmental preservation in the United States and China. And we believe that growth and sustainability can go hand in hand.
To drive meaningful and lasting change on these issues, we look to the United States and China, the world’s largest economies, energy consumers and carbon emitters. Their approaches to economic and environmental challenges have never been more pivotal, nor full of possibility, for their respective futures. Their policy choices and actions also affect countries around the world.
The Paulson Institute takes creative but realistic approaches to addressing these momentous challenges. We work with experts, policymakers, and executives from the United States, China and elsewhere, building partnerships to drive progress.
We do this through programs that promote increased economic activity in both countries to spur job creation and smart urban growth, while equally urging responsible environmental policies. Additionally, our think tank publishes scholarship from renowned global thinkers on economic and environmental issues of relevance to China and the world. Through our partnership with the University of Chicago, we offer educational and research opportunities that allow faculty to explore contemporary economic and environmental issues, and expose a new generation of students to China.
With unparalleled expertise building partnerships among business, government, nonprofits and academia, our leadership brings a rare combination of proven know-how and big-picture thinking to our mission. Our team has a track record of getting things done.
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Specifically, The Paulson Institute fosters international engagement to achieve three objectives:
To increase economic activity—including Chinese investment in the United States—that leads to the creation of jobs.
To support urban growth, including the promotion of better environmental policies.
To encourage responsible executive leadership and best business practices on issues of international concern.
The Institute’s programs foster engagement among government policymakers, corporate executives and leading international experts on economics, business, energy and the environment. We are both a think and “do” tank that facilitates the sharing of real-world experiences and the implementation of practical solutions.
Institute programs and initiatives are focused in four areas: sustainable urbanization, cross-border investment, executive leadership, and entrepreneurship and innovation. The Institute also works in partnership with the University of Chicago to sponsor research and provide a platform for distinguished thinkers from around the world to convey their ideas.
Please click on the links below to find out more about each of our programs.
- Program on Sustainable Urbanization
- Program on Cross-Border Investment
- Program on Leadership in a Globalized World
- Program on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Program on Conservation