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.