Advancing sustainable growth in the United States and China

CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization

The U.S.-China CEO Council is a multi-industry platform for action that convenes top American and Chinese CEOs with the aim to harness the power of business to support China’s efforts to achieve its urbanization goals in a sustainable way.

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, advocacy for 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.

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 members are:

Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors
Carlos Brito, Chief Executive Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Chen Dongsheng, Chairman, Taikang Life Insurance
Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Apple
David M. Cote, Executive Chairman, Honeywell
Philip Enquist, Partner in Charge of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Gao Jifan, Chairman and CEO, Trina Solar Co., Ltd
Guan Qing, Chairman, China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Guo Guangchang, Chairman, Fosun Group
Mark S. Hoplamazian, President, CEO and Director, Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Huang Nubo, Chairman, Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group
Li Dongsheng, Chairman, TCL
Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman, President, and CEO, Dow Chemical Company
Lu Weiding, President and CEO, Wanxiang Group
Jack Ma Yun, Chairman, Alibaba Group
Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM
Shu Yinbiao, Chairman, State Grid Corporation of China
Wang Shi, Honorary Chairman, China Vanke Co.
Zheng Zhijie, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, China Development Bank