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Paulson Institute-CCIEE CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization Addresses Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Buildings and Clean Technology

Highlighting important first-year achievements, members voice commitment to help China meet its ambitious climate change goals


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The Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges today co-hosted the second annual meeting of its CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization to assess and build on the progress made by the Council over the past year.

During today’s meeting, the CEOs continued to address issues at the heart of the Council’s mission: finding concrete solutions that will help China achieve its historic urbanization goals in an environmentally sustainable way.

Since its inception in November 2014, the Council has launched a landmark sustainable building project, published a building-code roadmap, developed a digital environmental awareness campaign aimed at Chinese millennials, and launched a series of case studies highlighting best practices in sustainable business, energy, finance and housing, as well as other research about efficient buildings and energy reform.

“I believe that business can and must play a role in solving some of our greatest challenges, such as climate change, which presents huge economic and human risks to our planet,” said Paulson Institute Chairman Henry M. Paulson, Jr. “As China goes full-force with an ambitious sustainable urbanization agenda, our Council is seizing opportunities to help ensure its success. Helping China transition to a low-carbon economy is in our shared interest.”

“This Council brings together U.S. and Chinese companies to work together with the government to solve environmental and development challenges, and such collaboration will make a significant contribution to helping to achieve our sustainable urbanization goals,” said CCIEE Chairman Zeng Peiyan.

CEO Council Members:

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, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
Guan Qing, Chairman, China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Mark S. Hoplamazian, President, CEO and Director, Hyatt Hotels Corp.
Huang Nubo, Chairman, Beijing Zhongkun Investment Group
Li Dongsheng, Chairman, TCL
Liang Xinjun, Vice Chairman and CEO, Fosun Group
Liu Zhenya, President and CEO, State Grid Corporation of China
Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman, President, and CEO, Dow Chemical Company
Jack Ma Yun, Chairman, Alibaba Group
Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM
Wang Shi, Chairman, China Vanke
Zheng Zhijie, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, China Development Bank