Amid the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, the Paulson Institute maintained an unwavering commitment to our mission—fostering a more balanced and productive US-China relationship. In 2020, we published a groundbreaking report, Financing Nature: Closing the Global Biodiversity Financing Gap, setting out the economic case for financing biodiversity. We also launched a major new podcast Straight Talk with Hank Paulson, which features our founder in conversation with global leaders.

Our Green Finance Center celebrated its two-year anniversary, publishing new research and case studies, convening virtual events, and advocating for a greener financial system. Our in-house think tank, MacroPolo, published a new book, China’s Economic Arrival, and ground-breaking digital products, delivered leading commentary and analysis, developed new multimedia, and best-in-class research. And our Conservation program continued to promote policies and projects that protect vital ecosystems and biodiversity.

In sum, we made the best of a very challenging year. The achievements that you will read about in the 2020 Year in Review would not have been possible without the support and engagement of the Paulson Institute’s community of stakeholders and donors.

—Deborah Lehr
Executive Director & Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute