Advancing sustainable growth in the United States and China

CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization Programs

Why CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization?

Launched in November 2014 in Beijing, the Council is composed of top CEOs of Chinese and Western companies, each with a passion for integrating sustainability into their business plan and setting best practices through their actions. Collectively, the companies have a combined annual revenue of US $1.4 trillion (RMB 8.6 trillion), with more than six million employees and over a billion customers throughout the world. The mission of the Council is to mobilize business to promote sustainable urbanization through innovative corporate environmental and social practices, effective government policies and direct actions by companies and governments.

The Council takes action through individual and collaborative projects among members that can be scaled across China and elsewhere; advocates for effective policies and actions on sustainability standards; and illustrates best practices through case studies and research. The Council committed to action in 2015 focused on encouraging 21st Century buildings and 21st Century energy. To this end, the Council has formed action groups to work on increasing energy efficiency in buildings and accelerating energy policy, including the integration of renewables into the energy system.

About the CEO Council

Launched in November 2014 in Beijing, the Council is composed of top CEOs of Chinese and Western companies, each with a passion for integrating sustainability into their business plan and setting best practices through their actions.

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Year One Achievements

The CEO Council has launched a number of initiatives, focused on research, model projects and policy advocacy, to encourage sustainable business practices and help China achieve its ambitious urbanization goals.

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Council Members

The Council is co-chaired by Paulson Institute Chairman Henry M. Paulson, Jr., and CCIEE Chairman Zeng Peiyan (former Vice Premier of China). The Council is composed of 17 top American and Chinese CEOs.

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Sustainability Statements

Collectively, the CEO Council companies have a combined annual revenue of US $1.4 trillion (RMB 8.6 trillion), with more than six million employees and over a billion customers throughout the world.

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Case Studies

The CEO Council publishes a series of Case Studies to support its mission of mobilizing business to promote sustainable urbanization through innovative corporate environmental and social practices.

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Energy

The Council has focused on energy as a key lever of rapid, scalable impact, focusing on themes such as scaling best-of-class renewables integration and grid-level energy efficiency, and promoting power sector reform

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21st Century Buildings

The Council has focused on buildings as a key lever of rapid, scalable impact, focusing on themes such as promoting development and enforcement of upgraded building standards and demonstrating best practices in sustainable buildings.

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