Country Manager, Coles China
Calvin An is Country Manager of Coles in China, driving Coles’ business in China, supporting Coles Australia to develop and implement Coles’ strategic agenda, leading and managing corporate development function including external relations, corporate & commercial development, and legal and regulatory & compliance for Greater China. Mr. An’s business experiences include commodity trading, FMCG Foods and nutrition supplement, cosmetics sales from Australia to China and other Asia countries. Prior to Coles, Mr. An has been working in Lion Dairy & Drinks International, Freedom Foods Group Limited and Nature’s Care Manufacturing Pty., Ltd. as Export and Commercial Manager and from 2014, Mr. An served as Country Manager for the latter two companies. In December 2019 Mr. An joined Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd as Export Adviser. Mr. An holds a Master of Business Administration (Professional) degree from Melbourne Business School.
Deputy General Manager, Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange
Hui Bin, Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Environmental Energy Exchange, Part-time Tutor of professional degree in School of Economics of Fudan University, academic member of Global Securities Market Research Institute of Tsinghua University, part-time professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Secretary General of EATNS Carbon Management System Expert Committee.
Graduated from Fudan University, China and ESSEC Business School, France - Focus on venture capital investment in carbon neutralization. Representative investments such as Beixin New Energy, Aideman, Huayi New Energy, Legend Energy, etc.
Director, Strategy and Planning, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Chai Qimin, is the director for strategy and planning in National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), deputy director of Research Center for Green Finance and Sustainable Development in University of International Business and Economics, and guesting professor of Research Center for Contemporary Management in Tsinghua University and Guizhou Institute of Technology. His professional activities and publications focus on global climate governance, new energy policy, green finance and investment, sustainable infrastructure, climate change economics and integrated assessment. He currently serves as the delegate of Chinese Delegation to UN Climate Negotiations, the advisor for government and market on green development, and he was deeply involved in drafting the Mid-century Long-term Greenhouse Gas Low Emission Development Strategy (Carbon Neutrality 2060), National Carbon Emission Peak Action Plan, Nationally Determined Contribution, 14th Five-year Planning, Green Belt and Road Initiative, energy and green finance policy. He was engaged as the leader or chief scientist of over 60 national and provincial research projects, and have won the Excellent Research Achievement Awards of National Development and Reform Commission, National Energy Administration, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, etc.
Program Director, New Energy Nexus China
Andrew Chang is an international clean energy marketing expert and program designer who promotes clean energy innovation and China-California cross-border communications. Currently, Andrew supports the global development of New Energy Nexus with a particular focus on China and two specific sectors - Climate Fintech and EV & Battery, partnering with Hewlett Foundation, Tsinghua Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute, Barclays, LG Chem, Hyundai Kia, Southern Asset Management, etc. Prior to New Energy Nexus, Andrew was Marketing Manager for Sungevity, a rooftop solar company in Auckland. He was also the Project Lead for Powerhouse. He has helped Powerhouse quickly become the nation’s leader in fostering solar innovation and entrepreneurship by hosting annual Solar Hackathons in Silicon Valley, launching Australia’s first Solar Hackathon, leading international competitions, and designing the accelerator program for solar startups. He is Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) of UCLA-NUS program, and a co-founder of China Cleantech Podcast, which introduces China's clean technology innovation and innovators overseas through podcasts. It has aired for 4 seasons now.
Vice President of Public Affairs, TOMRA GROUP
Jet Chang joined TOMRA in Oct 2017 and is responsible for circular economy business development in China. Before that, he worked 8 years for several international and domestic companies in the environment industry such as Haldor Topsoe China, Poten Environment and Derun Environment (a joint venture by Suez and Chongqing Water Assets Management Co.). From 2004-2011, he served as senior commercial officer at the Embassy of Denmark in China for 7 years. Since 2019, he has also been the national chair of the environment working group of the EUCCC. Jet holds two master’s degrees from the Northwestern Polytechnic University and Nanyang Technological University, respectively.
United Nations Resident Coordinator in China
Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee took office as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China on 16 January 2021 and presented his letter of credentials to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on 14 April 2021. The Resident Coordinator (RC), is the highest ranking representative of the UN Development System. The RC is the designated representative of - and reports to - the UN Secretary-General.Mr. Chatterjee has more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation, sustainable development, humanitarian coordination and peace and security, which he has acquired at the United Nations and externally.Most recently, he served as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya after holding other leadership positions across the Organization, including Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Kenya, Regional Director for the Middle East and Europe for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Denmark and Chief of Staff in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). He also held leadership positions with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Indonesia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan and in United Nations peacekeeping operations with the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).Mr. Chatterjee has also served in the Red Cross Movement (IFRC) as the Chief Diplomat andHead of Resource Mobilization in Switzerland.Before joining the United Nations in 1997, he was a commissioned officer in the Indian Army. A 3 times TEDx speaker, he is a regular opinion contributor on humanitarian and development issues for a range journals which includes Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, the Hill, Reuters, Huffington Post, Forbes, CNBC Africa, CNN, Al Jazeera, the Guardian as well as of late he has also published in mainstream Chinese journals. Mr. Chatterjee holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University in the United States of America and a bachelor’s degree from the National Defence Academy in India.
Head of the Technology & New Energy Department, Shenzhen Bus Group
Dr. Chen has over 20 years of experiences in mechanical engineering relevant fields, such as vehicle procurement, repair & maintenance, project management. He has held senior positions in Shenzhen Bus Group since 2005, having been Senior Business Manager at the Procurement Department, Head of the R&M Department, and Deputy General Manager of the largest subsidiary operating company of Shenzhen Bus Group.Dr. Chen’s current position as Head of New Energy and Technology and New Energy Department requires him to oversee the technical specifications, operation and maintenance of the Group’s entire electric as well as diesel fleets as well as the planning and construction of some 6,000 electric vehicle chargers, a target set by the Shenzhen Municipal Government’s “Shenzhen Blue” Project. He is also leading the Group’s trial on fuel cell technologies.
Chair Professor, Zhejiang University; International Dean, China Academy of Rural Development & Head, Global Low Carbon Food System Research Project, CGIAR
Dr. Kevin Chen is Qiushi Chair Professor of the School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University and International Dean of China Academy for Rural Development (CARD). He is also the China leader of CGIAR Research Initiative on Mitigate+: Research for Low Carbon Food Systems. He is editor-in-chief of International Food and Agribusiness Management Review and co-editor of China Agricultural Economic Review. He is a member of Independent Expert Group (IEG) for Global Nutrition Report (GNR). He was an associate professor at the Department of Resource Economics and Sociology at the University of Alberta from 1995-2004. He also served as an editor for Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics in 2003-04. His interests focus on the impact of major shocks on China's agriculture and rural areas, agri-food value chain development, public policies on poverty, and modeling of food, environment, and health nexus.
Chief Researcher at the Digital Alliance Institute for Digital Finance Research (DAIDFR)
Yushi Chen is an advocate for Green FinTech through standard initiating, policy advice, academic research, and business collaboration. Yushi undertakes a variety of roles as Chief Researcher at the Digital Alliance Institute for Digital Finance Research (DAIDFR), Financial Advisory Fellow at 2060 Advisory, Climate FinTech Advisor at FinTech4Good, Member of Financial Technology Committee at Guangzhou Digital Finance Association, Blockchain Expert at Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao Fintech Program, Member of ISO/TC322 TAG01 Sustainable Fintech and Visiting Scholar at China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University (CISTP).He has well published in SSCI journals, Tsinghua Business Review, China Sustainability Tribune，Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, International Finance News, Social Science News, Financial News, Green Finance 60 Forum and lectured at Beijing Energy Network, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Tsinghua University's Centre for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (CIDEG). He is co-author of the book 'Transformations: Metaverse and the Digital Economy' and co-editor of the book ‘Breakout: Blockchain and the Digital Economy’.
Innovation Projects Director, Impact Hub Shanghai
With over a decade of international cross-industry sales and marketing experiences, Carol is currently in charge of corporate innovation and incubation programs in the sustainable consumption filed. Graduated from Marshall School of Business at USC with a master degree, she is devoted to empowering entrepreneurs in steady growth and industry partner in sustainability innovation, driving sustainable development through the means of business for good.
Vice President of Procurement & Sustainability APAC, Budweiser APAC
Mr. Clysner has a wealth of experience with almost two decades of experience in the beer industry. He joined AB InBev in December 2002 and held several roles in Sourcing and Procurement until December 2007. In January 2008, Mr. Clysner was appointed as the Procurement Project Director of AB InBev. He successively served at several roles in AB InBev, including the Procurement Director of Indirects of Western Europe, the Head of Procurement of Zone Western Europe and the Vice President of Global Logistics Sourcing from January 2010 to December 2016. In January 2017, he was appointed as the Vice President of Sustainability and Procurement of APAC. He orchestrated strategies to achieve 2025 Sustainability Goals in the Asia Pacific, with a laser focus on talent cultivation and sustainability mindset intertwined in the day-to-day business. Mr. Clysner obtained a Degree in Applied Economical Sciences from Hasselt University in Diepenbeek, Belgium in 1994.
Chair, Net Zero Working Group, Australia China Business Council
With an International professional career spanning from tech startup Founder, to ASX-listed company CEO, to Investor, Australia China Business Council National Board Member Anthony Coles has deep experience doing business in Asia. A long supporter of UN SDG programs, Anthony has been working in the Clean Energy space since 2007, the last 5 years focussing on international technology commercialisation, deal flow assessment, and investment. Anthony is an advisor with Singapore TembusuTech Innovation, and his company, H Lab is TusStar’s country partner in Australia. Anthony is Chair of ACBC’s Net Zero Working Group and the architect of their 'Green Channel' program.
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering; Honorary President & Chief Architect of China Architecture Design & Research Group (CADG)
Kai Cui, born in Beijing, male, Han ethnicity, is a scholar of architecture.In 2000, Cui Kai was honored National Engineering & Design Master. In 2011, he was elected as an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. Cui Kai is currently the Honorary President & Chief Architect of China Architecture Design & Research Group (CADG), as well as the founder and chief architect of Land-Based Rationalism Design & Research Center of CADG. He is also Vice President of Architecture Society of China, a professor of Tianjin University, an adjunct professor of Tsinghua University, and a professor of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. For the past 38 years, Cui Kai has been committed to academic researches and practices in architecture. He has been the principal architect of over 130 projects with national or local significance, winning over 200 design awards at home and abroad. He has been honored with the titles of “National Excellent Science & Technology Worker”, “Expert Enjoying Special Allowance from the State Council”, as well as the “The Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters” of France and “Liang Sicheng Architecture Award”, etc. He has been promoting development and research of architectural practice of land-based rationalism in China, and has published a series of books including Project Report, Land-based Rationalism，Green Architecture Design Guidelines and Design Research Series for Regional Climate-adaptive Green Public Buildings. Through long-term study of Chinese traditional architectural culture and wisdom of life, he has been exploring the path of innovation for land-based rationalism in China, and has put forward the theory of “land-based rationalism”, which pursues local characteristics of buildings on the basis of cultural and natural resources of the land.
Dimitri DE BOER
Chief Representative for China, ClientEarth
Dimitri de Boer is co-founder and chief representative of ClientEarth’s representative office in Beijing, leading a team of legal experts to advance environmental governance and rule of law. Key counterparts include the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Supreme People’s Court, and Supreme People’s Procuratorate. He is also special advisor and member of the chief advisor’s group of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), Team Leader of the EU – China Environment Project, and international coordinator of the Green Light System study for greening the Belt and Road Initiative.
Associate Professor in Sustainable Architecture, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
My research and teaching experience span the field of sustainable architecture design and architectural engineering design. I completed my PhD in sustainable built environment from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, in 2011. Prior to joining UNNC in 2013, I worked as an urban design studio tutor and sessional lecturer at UNSW, and then a Lead Consultant/Technical Manager in the Eco-city Research Center, Siemens Corporate Technology. My research interest lies primarily in four areas: 1) Sustainable eco city development; 2) Building life cycle material, energy and carbon modelling and analysis; 3) Passive house technologies in the hot summer and cold winter climate; 4) Building prototyping and modeling.
Changjiang Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education & Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hainan University
Prof. Yida Deng has been engaged in the research of materials electrochemistry and functional applications for a long time. He has developed the controlled preparation technology of metal micro/nano materials with specific morphological structure, which provides a practical way for the controlled synthesis and macroscopic preparation of metal micro/nano materials; proposed the surface interface regulation strategy for the intrinsic activity of metal active centers, and realized the simultaneous enhancement of catalytic activity and cyclic stability of materials; constructed a new electrode/electrolyte coupling interface, and developed a new type of electrode/electrolyte coupling interface. His research has constructed a new electrode/electrolyte coupling interface, and developed a high specific electrochemical energy storage system with high specific energy, high power and long life.
Violante di Canossa
Development Economist and Head of Research and Policy Team, UNDP China
Violante di Canossa (Viola) is the Development Economist and Head of Research and Policy Team at UNDP China. She has been collaborating with the office since 2018, first as the leading author of a study on global value chains in the palm oil sector and then as a development advisor. Viola has had a diverse career combining an interest in both development and mainstream economics. Before joining UNDP China, she worked for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), a Swiss think tank, on sustainable global value chains. Prior to that she worked for 10 years as an Economist for Credit Suisse (London), covering European macro trends and their impact on policy and international financial markets. Educated in Italy and the United Kingdom, Viola holds a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.
Chief Product Director, Terraquanta
Aiden Du, Chief Product Director at Terraquanta, obtained his MS in National Geo-Survey and Public Policy from CUHK. Prior to Terraquanta, Aiden worked for China Aerospace Science and Technology Group No.5 Academe as Chief Designer for their Satellite-as-a-Service(SaaS) operation. He played a key role in several SaaS operations in multiple countries, including Ethiopia, Venezuela and Myanmar. He led the effort of developing GIS and Spatial Information technology in relation with multiple foreign governments.After pivoting his focus to the domestic market, Aiden decided to join Terraquanta to further improve and develop relations and efforts, utilizing the power of SaaS in digital governments and Fintech innovations. He also leads Terraquanta's operations in Digital Forestry, Agricultural Insurance, Clean Energy and multiple other emerging SaaS initiatives and applications.
Professor, UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development & Tongji Ecological Civilization & Circular Economy Institute.
Prof. Du Huanzheng is currently working at UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) and Tongji Ecological Civilization and Circular Economy Institute. He is a key expert in the consulting panel for National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. He was awarded "2019 Global Circular Economy Award -- Leadership Award" from the World Economic Forum. Professor Du Huanzheng's theoretical and practical application achievements have won the first prize of the 8th Humanities and Social Sciences Award of the Ministry of Education, the Development Research Achievement Award of the Ministry of Commerce, the Shanghai Decision Consulting Research Achievement Award, the Shanghai Philosophy and Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award, and the China Circular Economy Association of Science and Technology Progress Award, etc. There are more than ten provincial and ministerial level and above awards.
Founder & CEO, Shanghai Yo-i Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Fu Yuan is the founder and CEO of Shanghai Yo-i Information Technology Co., Ltd.，a leader in the sustainable development of basic industries, and an enabling mentor for enterprises to reduce costs and increase efficiency. She used to be the global associate director of McKinsey & Company and the founding head of the Asia-Pacific region of the industrial energy efficiency improvement business line, and the director of Lean Six Sigma in GE Healthcare Greater China. She has achieved an annualized cost saving benefit of 6 billion for customers in the energy saving and efficiency improvement and operation transformation of basic industries such as iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, power generation, chemical industry, papermaking and cement.
Vice Chairman of the Council at China Alliance of Social Value Investment (CASVI), Vice President of Susallwave
Mr. Ge is the former president of Shenzhen Emissions Exchange and is also a member of the sustainable development financial advisory committee at UNDP. Mr.Ge has deeply participated in preparing and designing the Shenzhen carbon emission trading system. He was invited to join the financial standards working group of the national financial standardization technical committee. He also completed the research work of the green finance working group of the G20 Summit on green private equity funds.
Director, Investment & Incubation, Impact Hub Shanghai
Ruiling Guo joins Impact Hub Shanghai in 2022 and is responsible for the in-depth incubation and Impact Investment. Before that, she has over eight years of experience in TMT investment, portfolio management & in-house strategy. She has a master degree in International Management.
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Dean of the Institute for Carbon Neutrality, Professor of the School of Environment, Tsinghua University
Professor Kebin He, Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Deputy Director of the National Committee of Experts on Ecology and Environment, and Dean of the Institute for Carbon Neutrality at Tsinghua University. Prof. He has been conducting research on air pollution control for over 30 years, is widely regarded as one of China’s top experts in the fields of air quality and public health. He made significant achievements that have been implemented in national action plan on acid rain and PM2.5 pollution control, including the development of an online platform of Multi-resolution Emission Inventory for China (MEIC), the establishment of a new approach for source apportionment of integrating emission, observation, and simulation, and the development of a dynamic assessment model for air pollution control solutions. Renowned in China as well as internationally, he has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and has received numerous awards. He received Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS) in 2014, and Climate and Clean Air Award for Transformative Policy from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition under the United Nations Environment Programme in 2018.
Director, OGCI Secretariat of CNPC & President, China Oil & Gas Climate Investments Co., Ltd.
Mr. He is a senior safety & environmental engineer and has been working in safety and environmental protection for 25 years. Since 1995, Mr. He has served as an engineer & deputy director of the General Office of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Environmental Monitoring Centre, deputy director of International Department's Overseas Terrorism Prevention and Security & HSE Office of CNPC, director of US office & director of Indonesia office of CNPC. Currently, Mr. He is also director of the OGCI Secretariat of CNPC.
CEO, Shanghai Vegatex Biotech Limited
Born in the city of Xi’an in 1965. In 2004, the brand PAQ was founded by Hong and his associates, which designs and produces high quality luggage products. In 2014, the focus shifted to the research and development of plant-based apple pomace leather. The final product was successfully launched in 2020.
Project Manager, Dept. of Environment & Circular Economy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
As project manager of the Sino-German Strategic Alliance for Advanced Biomethane Technology Project, Sino-German Project for Upgrading Plastics Management in Agriculture and Sino-German Project for Vehicle Repurposing & Recycling, Jingyue is responsible for the project management and implementation, maintaining a constant flow of communication between Chinese ministry and German Partners, devising various project activities with focuses on agricultural waste to biomethane, mulch film residue management, End-of-Life Vehicle dismantling and value-added repurposing/recycling in China. Before joining the project focused on waste management, Jingyue served in Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership Project in GIZ support policy advising.
Executive Director & General Manager of Beijing Etechwin Electric Co., Ltd., Deputy General Manager of Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co., Ltd.
Hu Jiang is currently the Executive Director and General Manager of Beijing Etechwin Electric Co., Ltd, the Deputy General Manager of Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co., Ltd, and the General Manager of Assets Management Company, wholly owned subsidiaries of Goldwind. He has more than 15 years of experience in the energy and power industry, and has made many achievements in the research and development of new technologies for renewable energy production, the improvement of power generation, and the business expansion of integrated control centers and EAM; He has accumulatively lead the team to complete the delivery of renewable energy projects exceeding 10 million kilowatts and continues to make innovation and breakthrough in electricity sales and load side energy business of Goldwind, thus achieving electricity sales of 15 billion kWh in 2020. He has been committed to exploring the energy Internet business and taking the micro-grid control technology, load side products and solutions as the core to lead the enterprises to become a leading clean energy operation service provider.
China Specialist, FAIRR Initiative
FAIRR Initiative is a non-profit organization based in London that focuses on ESG risks in the global food sector and is the world’s fastest-growing investor network. Currently, FAIRR has more than 350 investor members worldwide with $69 trillion in assets under management. Changtong joined the FAIRR as a China Specialist in July 2022. He is responsible for the development of FAIRR in the Chinese market and ESG research & engagement of 12 Chinese companies in the FAIRR Protein Producer Index.In China, Changtong worked at Apple and WeWork. After relocating to London in 2019, he joined the London Branch of the Bank of China as a research assistant focusing on green finance. Changtong holds an MSc in International Business Management from the University of Surrey and a Master of Research degree from Lancaster University. His research project at Lancaster University is based on developing a framework for businesses to become Carbon Net-Zero using Life Cycle Assessment to analyse the product carbon footprint and scope 3 emission in supply chains.
Brand General Manager, Head of Marketing, LONGi
Yan Huo, Brand General Manager, Head of Marketing, LONGiDeeply involved in brand management and marketing, Mr. Huo has over 10 years of experience in brand management, marketing and communication in the automotive industry. With years of accumulated experience in the field and deep insight into the new energy and photovoltaic industry, Mr. Huo is leading his team to better promote LONGi to the world and contribute to the transformation and upgrading of the global energy structure in the context of carbon neutrality with the wisdom and power of LONGi.
Deputy Director, Green Industry Research Office, Green Finance Department, China Industrial Bank (CIB)
Chao Jia is the deputy director of the Green Industry Research Office, Green Finance Department, China Industrial Bank (CIB). As an Intermediate Economist and a Certified Environmental Impact Assessment Engineer, Mr. Jia has 13 years of professional experience in the field of green finance, including green project assessment, green finance digitalization, green financial product innovation, and green industry research.
Unigroup Chair Professor, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University; Director， Center for International Finance & Economic Research (CIFER) & Research Center for Green Finance Development (CGFR) of Tsinghua NIFR & Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education
After receiving his doctorate in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1995, he served as assistant, associate and full professor at University of Oklahoma and professor at School of Economics and Management in Tsinghua University. He was the Dean of International School of Business Administration, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics from 2014 to 2017. He was a resident scholar in International Monetary Fund, and consulted for World Bank and other policy organizations. He focused his research on International Trade, International Finance and Industrial Organization, and the main teaching courses are Advanced International Trade and Finance. His work has been published in American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, American Economic Journal and other journals. He received 2016 Pushan Award for Excellent Papers on International Economics ,2020 Ministry of Education 8th award for outstanding scientific research in economics and 2021 Excellent teacher in Beijing University by Beijing Municipal Education Commission.
Head of BloombergNEF China Research
Nannan Kou is the Head of BloombergNEF China Research and supervises all of BNEF’s analytical work in the region. Previously, he covered China's gas and power market followed by the advanced transport sector as a senior analyst, focusing on EV market dynamics, government policy and corporate strategies. His recent research notes include BloomergNEF's annual flagship report Long-term Electric Vehicle Outlook 2018. He is also the main author to China's New Energy Outlook 2017, one of BloombergNEF’s most widely read publications. Before joining Bloomberg, Nannan served as an analyst in Guodian (now CHN ENERGY) Corporation's energy research institute, the internal consulting arm of one of China's largest Independent Power Producers. He oversaw Guodian Corporation's long-term strategy developments as well as specific project economical evaluations. Nannan received his Ph.D from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University.
Sustainability Director, IKEA China
Mr. Anders Lennartsson has over 30 years of experience in sustainable development. Since 1989, he has made sustainable development the main line of his work. He also has extensive work experience at IKEA, having worked in IKEA stores in Sweden, Group Sustainability Department, IKEA Global Food Department and IKEA Norway. In November 2019, Mr. Anders Lennartsson joined IKEA China as Sustainability Director. Think globally and act locally, he has been dedicated to make sustainability as an integral part of business, accelerate our movements in sustainable development, and deploy IKEA's “People & Planet Positive” strategy effectively at China market.
Associate Director, CDP China
Fei Li is the Associate Director of CDP China. Currently, he is supervising corporate and supply chain, and natural capital related projects in the office.Since he joined CDP in 2017, Fei Li has been working to raise the awareness and management capacity of Chinese companies towards environmental risks. Also, he has explored how to use green finance mechanism to incentivize Chinese companies to introduce environmentally friendly supply chain policies and promote sustainable procurement practices. Prior to joining CDP, Fei Li served various organizations of United Nations. Fei Li has dual master's degrees in Environmental and Energy Policy and Applied Nature Resource Economics.
General Secretary of the CPC Branch & Vice President, LONGi
Mr. Li is the General Secretary of the CPC branch in LONGi and Vice President of LONGi. He is also the Vice President of the New Energy Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Crystalline Silicon Specialized Committee of the New Energy Chamber of Commerce, co-director of the Household PV Professional Committee of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association, executive vice chairman of the International New Energy Solutions Platform, vice chairman of the Renewable Energy Specialized Committee of the China Recycling Economy Association, and the president of the Shaanxi Alumni Association of Lanzhou University. Mr. Li graduated from Lanzhou University in 1990, majoring in metallurgical physics. He obtained an MBA from Xi'dian University in 2002. He joined LONGi in 2010 and has served as Vice President of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd., and President of LONGi Solar Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Li has been engaged in technology development and corporate management in the high-end manufacturing industry. He was awarded the "Model Worker of Xianyang City" in 2010 and "Asia Solar Top Ten Innovators" in 2016. Mr. Li is a passionate philanthropist and has been involved in various social welfare activities for a long time. He participated in different philanthropic programs, like the post-earthquake reconstruction of Yushu city, donated money to children with congenital heart diseases, and had supported the impoverished undergraduates in Lanzhou University and other institutions.
Senior Manager, ESG Business Unit, Huaxia Wealth Management
Prior to his current position, Xiao Li was responsible for wealth investment related work at the Asset Management Department of Huaxia Bank's head office. Currently, he is working in the ESG Business Unit of Huaxia Wealth Management, responsible for the company's response to climate change, ESG evaluation system and ESG data system development, carbon neutrality and ESG research. In ESG external activities, he has been invited to participate in the events organized by the Ministry of Finance, PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), China Central Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd., Beijing Financial Assets Exchange and other institutions for presentation and exchange on ESG/TCFD. Additionally, he also participated in China’s ESG-related standards development.
Sustainable Agriculture Director, TNC, China
Ying Li is Sustainable Agriculture Director of TNC in China. Her work focuses on researching and promoting sustainable agricultural development in response to climate change, building a multi-stakeholder cooperation platform, improving soil health and biodiversity by scaling regenerative agriculture and farmland carbon sequestration to increase the farmer resilience and strengthen food and nutrition security. She has rich scientific knowledge and industry experience in biotechnology, crop protection, food safety management and sustainable supply chain.
Chairman, Hainan State Farms Tropical Products Industry Group
Yu Li, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Hainan State Farms Tropical Products Industry Group Co.,Ltd, Committee Member of the Speciality Coffee Association of the China Society of Tropical Crops, and Member of the Haikou Municipal People’s Congress Committee on Agricultural and Industrial. He used to be the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Luoniushan Group Co., Ltd, the Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Hainan Lishen Investment Group Co., Ltd and the President of Hainan State Farms Dafeng Coffee Industry Group Co., Ltd. Specifically, he leads and participate in the formulation of coffee group standards and enterprises standards, 2 scientific research projects and 11 invention patents.
Director of Sustainability, OATLY APAC
Chloe has more than 12 years of experience in financial and strategic consulting, including FE Leasing, Citic securities and Triwise capital. She Joined OATLY in 2019, responsible for Sustainability APAC, including promoting the localization of global policies/ requirements, formulating Asia sustainability strategy, and planning and implementing key projects. She is also in charge of foundation projects such as Carbon footprint at company level and product level; factory APAC1&2 energy and water solution; waste management scheme; pre-evaluation of LEED certification; research and comprehensive utilization of oat residue & test results of biogas production; package recycling; as well as other projects such as White paper of China oat milk industry; Silent barista; Asia innovation hub etc.
Sustainability and Climate, Partner, Deloitte China
Dr. Lin holds a PhD degree in International Business from Nottingham University Business School, an MPhil degree in Management Studies from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor degree in Management from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Fellow of Chartered Practising Accountants Australia. Dr. Lin has nearly 20 years of professional experience in green and low carbon planning and project financing, starting from CDM project consulting as early as year 2006. He has assisted governments and enterprises in planning and implementing green and low carbon cities and industrial parks, renewable energy, water environment management, waste treatment, circular economy, eco-environmental restoration and rural revitalisation projects.
With around 20 years of rich cross-industry experiences in IoT and digital security, Leo Lin established the IoT and Blockchain Joint Innovation Center and Blockchain IoT Module Alliance as a founding member. He is also an important and active IoT and Blockchain integrated innovation leader and evangelist to drive the global ecosystem. Before founding aitos.io, Leo Lin served as China General Manager at Gemalto, the leading global digital security company. Leo Lin holds an Electrical Engineering bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University and an EMBA from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
CEO & Managing Partner, TusStar
Ms. Liu has her undergraduate dual degree in HIT, and her master degree of Tsinghua-MIT IMBA program in Tsinghua, Exchange Program at Duke.She has more than 16 years abundant experience in equity investment, strategic consulting, capital and financial management, resulting in a complex background from the strategic investment to early investment in multi-industry and different attributes enterprises such as SOE, private enterprise, and foreign enterprise. Top 15 in Forbes 2018 China's Best Female Venture Capitalist. Top 30 in China Venture 2021. China Angel Investors 2021 PE daily. F40 Chinese Young Investor
Chairman, Beijing Zero-waste Recycling Industry Promotion Association; Founder & CEO, BOTTLOOP
Since 2000, Ms. Liu has worked in fashion and lifestyle industry for more than 15 years In 2010, Ms. Liu joined INCOM Recycle as the executive deputy general manager and committed to explore a method to integrate the brand operation management concept into the traditional resources recycling industry. She was invited to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly and delivered a speech on behalf of Chinese enterprises on the theme of "Race to the Top, Together to Tackle plastic Pollution". She was also a guest speaker at the 3rd World Symposium on New Plastic Economy held in London, as well as the guest speaker of TED×Haikou 2021. In 2019, Ms. Liu founded BOTTLOOP, an environmental protection lifestyle brand with Chinese philosophical spirit, aiming to provide zero waste whole process solutions and recycled creative products to promote sustainable lifestyle.
Honorary Director of National Climate Change Expert Committee, Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology
Yanhua Liu serves as the Honorary Director of the National Climate Change Expert Committee. He used to be the Vice Minister at the Ministry of Science and Technology and counsellor of the State Council. He has dedicated his career life to scientific research, management, international scientific and technological cooperation in the fields of innovative methods, resources and environment, green development, risk management and sustainable development. Established in 2006, the Committee is an expert advisory body of the national leading group on climate change. As a decision-making support institution and a national think tank, its main responsibility is to provide advice on issues related to climate change and China’s strategy and policies in this field.
Associate Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University & Guest Researcher, Kennedy School of Harvard University.
Zhu Liu currently serves as the Associate Professor, Principle Investigator and Doctoral Supervisor at Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University. He holds Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and then conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University and California Institute of Technology. As the co-founder of Carbon Monitor and China Emission Accounts and Datasets (CEADs), Zhu Liu takes integrated approach to assess the human impacts on the earth system in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, and has pioneered the study on anthropogenic carbon sink, the phenomenon and measurement that artifacts can uptake CO2 from atmosphere. Zhu authored about 60 academic publications, including more than 30 papers published in nature, science and their sub journals. Zhu is the awardee of the National Qiushi Scholarship, the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar，the Highly Cited Researchers of Clarivate Analytics，the Green Talents Award，and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Dean Reward，and is also selected as 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review.
Investment Director, Fresh Capital
10 Years investment experience. Prior to joining Fresh Capital, Ms Lu was with Qingling Capital, Shanghai Orient Appraisal and UK Deloitte LLP. covering investment and deals in consumer tech and renewable technology industry.Track records: LoveRe, ADELMAN, Beixin New Energy, Wanwu and Orange Dental for Kids.Bachelor of Sicence, London School of Economics and Political Science; ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
Board Member, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) & Deputy Director General, China CSR Think Tank
Dr. Lu Jian Zhong, Board Member of Global Reporting Initiative GRI and Deputy Director General of China CSR Think Tank. He has performed as senior executive roles for more than 20 years in a variety of industry sectors and multi-national companies, such as President General Affairs Essilor Greater China, former President China of The Weir Group, and Global Partner of Brunswick Group, Executive Vice President of Singapore RGE Group (China) and Chief Representative, Chairman of RGE subsidiary Asia Symbol Paper & Pulp Ltd, Vice President of RGE Subsidiary Sateri Group Ltd., Acting President China of BHP Billiton Group.
Ms. Qi Lu is a Partner at Tsing Capital, where she heads several functions including portfolio management, research, and ESG. Qi has over ten years’ experience working in energy, environmental protection and sustainable development sectors. Her focus areas include renewable energy, electric vehicle, energy efficiency, power storage, smart cities, etc. Prior to joining Tsing Capital, she worked for Carbon Trust and Azure International, two leading environmental and low carbon consulting firms, where she worked with Chinese national and local governments to give recommendations on sustainability-related policy making. She also advised many western Cleantech companies on their China-entry strategies. Qi also worked at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Beijing and New York offices as a research assistant intern on power storage and U.S.’s voluntary carbon markets. Qi holds an M.S. Operations Research from Columbia University and a B.Eng. Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University.
Former Lead Climate Change Specialist, East Asia Department of Asian Development Bank; Former Deputy Director General of National Climate Center
Xuedu Lu is the former advisor on climate change at the ADB providing advice on climate change, carbon market and climate technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Tsinghua University. He is the adjunct professor at both Tongji and Tianjin universities. Prior to joining ADB, he worked as deputy director general of the National Climate Center of China, responsible for research, policy and international negotiations on climate change. On the international front, he is one of the inaugural members of the CDM Executive Board established under the Kyoto Protocol and served on the board for 8 years.
Chairman, Steering Committee of ESG & Carbon Neutral Investment, UNIDO Global Innovation Network
Dr. Xiang Luo (Roy) has over 20 years of strong leadership, rich international experience and outstanding local implementation capability as senior positions in the United Nations and other international organizations. He currently is the co-chair of Global Steering Council of Carbon Neutral Action (GSCCNA), provides strategic advice, special purpose fiance, carbon neutral investment, sustainable technical and systematic solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and global carbon neutral pathways, under the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda and Climate Change Ambition Planning.From 2014 to 2019, he has served as country director of United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)-China, led international cooperation with the Chinese government and countries along the Belt and Road in major sectors (food security, health-care, digital economy), sustainable procurement, impact investment, and other SDG relevant. He is responsible for overall management from strategic planning, fund-raising, project implementation, government and private partnership, capacity building, public advocacy, risk management and performance evaluation. Prior to that, he was responsible for strategic planning, project implementation, and integrating platform of international finance, trade and technology resources in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and other international economic development agencies, covering dozens of projects in life sciences, health-care, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, IOT and service outsourcing. He led the leading private equity funds and government partnerships to form over 1billion USD in special industry development funds and 100 million USD in global innovation funds.Mr. Luo holds a PhD on business administration, and has also served as a mentor for youth entrepreneur at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a core expert for WWF China's Climate Initiative, and the co-chairman of Social Impact Investment & Procurement Foundation (SIIP). For his outstanding achievements in promoting the "global digital economy", he was awarded the special award of "Top Ten Leaders of China's Smart Economy 2020" by the Economic Daily Group.
Doctor of Judicial Science, Researcher Professor and Director of the Division of International Cooperation, the Center for International Economic and Technological Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
He has been focused on legal and policy in the areas of green manufacturing, green supply chain and climate change. He chaired and participated in more than 30 projects, published 2 monographs, presided over the compilation of one academic book, co-edited 7 books and published more than 80 papers. He also participated in the drafting a large number of policies, standards and Plans. He also serves as Deputy Secretary General of China Green Supply Chain Alliance, chairman of CSTM / FC03 / TC22 solar photovoltaic system application technology committee, vice chairman of Regional Sustainable Development Professional Committee of China Regional Science Association, political consultation expert of the Central Committee of the agricultural labor party, and part-time professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhengzhou University and Hebei University.
CEO, We Mean Business Coalition
María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business coalition that brings together seven leading international organizations: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, The Climate Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Together, the Coalition catalyzes business leadership and policy ambition to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. María uses her 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy and climate action to deliver the Coalition’s next five-year strategy. Formerly being the Managing Director at WBCSD covering Climate, Energy, Circular Economy, Cities and Mobility, Maria played a pivotal role in guiding over 200 member companies to take transformative action on climate policy, energy transition, plastic waste and urban mobility. She has also held senior positions at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, in the CEO’s office of Iberdrola and at the International Energy Agency. Maria has a PhD in energy economics. She is a board member of the Science Based Targets initiative, a Commissioner on the Energy Transition Commission, a Co-Chair of the Global Environment Outlook Business Advisory Board (UNEP), and a board member of the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) in Geneva. María is Spanish, has three kids and lives in Geneva.
Miffy is a partner at Oriza Seed. Before joining Oriza Seed, she worked for the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA), Motorola (China), Meituan, etc. She has many years of experience in Internet entrepreneurship and has led investments in Tripmod, Space Transformation, Lightelligence, Seetrum, KwaFood Fried Chuan Group, Changmugu, etc. Miffy is also a Finance MBA instructor at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Xia Miao is the founder and CEO of Fova Inc.. An expert in the field of autonomous control and optimization of new energy systems, Dr.Miao has worked with Siemens and MIT Lincoln Laboratory on the development of safe and stable renewable energy systems. Before Fova, Dr. Miao served as a Sector Technical Expert for China ENN Group. In 2020, Dr. Miao founded Fova, the world’s first predictive battery analytic platform powered by real-time battery operational data. By translating batteries’ real-time operational status into actionable insights for our clients, Fova ensures 100% safety for batteries and dramatically improve battery lifetime return for our clients. Dr. Miao graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering.
Chief Executive Officer, AIGCC & IGCC
Rebecca is the CEO of IGCC and AIGCC, based in Sydney, bringing over 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainability and investment banking to the role.Rebecca is responsible for developing and delivering the strategy and implementation across AIGCC and IGCC, covering investor practice and policy advocacy. She is a member of the global Steering Committee for the Climate Action 100+ and the Investor Agenda. She joined IGCC in 2012 as Director of Investor Initiatives, before moving to Executive Director of AIGCC in 2016. Rebecca became CEO of both organisations in June 2021.Rebecca has worked in Hong Kong, Europe and Australia in investment banking, working in equity research, credit analysis, commodities and derivatives for groups such as Nomura Securities, BlackRock, Exxon Mobil and JPMorgan. Involvement in early corporate sustainability programs in many of her roles was the catalyst to move into the nascent sustainable finance and investment field in Asia where she led ASrIA (Assoc. for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) in Hong Kong.She is also a board member of The Orangutan Project that works on direct orangutan and habitat conservation in Indonesia. Rebecca has a BA (Asian Studies/Commerce), Dip.Business Administration and speaks conversational Japanese, French and Czech.
Corporate Affairs Director & H2E Marketing Manager APAC, Air Liquide
Mickael Naouri joined Air Liquide in 2015, working on energy and petrochemical markets, covering the Asia Pacific region. Since 2018, Mickael has been in charge of developing the hydrogen strategy in Asia Pacific for Air Liquide with a key focus on Japan, Korea and China. Following the 2020 pandemic Mickael is now focused on China Hydrogen market development. At the same time Mickael is Vice Chair of the Energy working group of the European Chamber of Commerce. This working group, which counts about 200 companies, is key for European companies' advocacy on energy related topics.. Mickael has been living in China for the past 10 years.
Associate Professor of Practice in Economics & Director, Green Finance & Development Center, Fanhai International School of Finance (FISF), Fudan University
Dr. Christoph NEDOPIL is Associate Professor of Practice in Economics and Director of the Green Finance & Development Center at the Fanhai International School of Finance (FISF), Fudan University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China, and a Visiting Faculty at Singapore Management University (SMU). Christoph regularly provides expertise to governments, financial institutions, enterprises and civil society to accelerate the application of sustainable finance. He works with the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, as well as various private and multilateral finance institutions (e.g. ADB, IFC, UNESCAP) and international governments. He is the lead author of the UNDP SDG Finance Taxonomy, the Green Development Guidance Baseline Study of the BRI Green Development Coalition under the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and has authored four books, dozens of articles, and research reports. Christoph is serving as board director and supports various companies in scaling sustainability in businesses and finance. Christoph is quoted regularly in Bloomberg, Financial Times, Reuters, Science. Before joining FISF, he served as Director for the IIGF Green BRI Center in Beijing, and worked in over 15 countries with the World Bank. Christoph holds a Master of Engineering and a PhD in Economics from the Technical University Berlin, as well as a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.
Professor, Director, Institute of Resources, Ecosystem & Environment of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University
Dr Genxing Pan is chair professor of Soil Science at the College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Zhongshan scholar, and the director at the Institute of Resources, Ecosystem and Environment of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University. Prof. Pan has been engaged in teaching and research on agricultural resources and environment, focusing on the structure, component, property, and function of soil organic matter (SOM) and soil aggregate research, as well as croplands carbon sequestration and emission reduction research and technological innovation. His current research focuses on biochar technology and its industrial applications. Prof. Pan has been actively involved in scientific consultation and public education for international institutions, governments and society in agriculture and climate change, sustainable soil management, agricultural and environmental waste management. Prof. Pan has published more than 150 SCI-indexed papers in international authoritative journals such as Global Change Biology, and the total citations numbers are at the forefront of the global and national field of comprehensive agricultural and ecological environment. In 2020, Prof. Pan was included in the Reuters list of world’s top influential climate scientists and ranked in top 500.
Chairman, Jiangxi Green Recycling Co., Ltd. (GER)
Yufei Qin, Doctor of Engineering, is the Chairman of GER and the first batch of technology-leading talent of GEM. He has been engaged in environmental and solid waste resource utilization management and technology research for more than ten years, and has won the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, as well as many provincial and ministerial Science and Technology Progress Awards. He is also a well-known expert in the field of recycling waste electrical and electronic products in China.
General Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Maersk China Limited
Tom Shi, Yingtong has been working with Maersk Group for over 20 years. He joined Maersk in late 2000 as business development manager for container terminal investment of APM Terminals, Maersk Group. He transferred to Maersk China Public Affairs Department as General Manager of Regulatory Affairs since 2008. Before joining Maersk, he has over 10 years of experience of working with the Ministry of Transport. Tom Shi Graduates from Dalian University of Science and Technology, Dalian Maritime University and University of Wales College of Cardiff.
Assistant General Manager, the Green Finance Department of Haikou Branch of Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.
She is the Assistant General Manager of the Green Finance Department of Haikou Branch of Industrial Bank Co., Ltd., the Secretary of the Director Unit of the Green Finance Professional Committee under the Hainan Free Trade Port Finance Society, and the creator of many green finance innovative businesses in Hainan Province. Industrial Bank CO.,LTD. is the first commercial bank in China to explore green finance, and the first in China to commit to adopting the Equator Principles and to set up a specialized institution to build a group, multi-level and comprehensive green finance product and service system, creating a group "righteousness in profit, from green to gold" path of green finance development.
Chair, Impact Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet
Erik Solheim was the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Prior to that, he chaired the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a post he held since 2013, and served as UN Environment’s Special Envoy for environment, conflict and disaster.From 2007 to 2012, he held the combined portfolio of Norway’s Minister of the Environment and International Development, and from 2005 to 2007 served as Minister of International Development. During his time as Minister, Norwegian aid reached 1%, the highest in the world. Solheim also put into place the Nature Diversity Act, considered to be Norway’s most important piece of environmental legislation in the last 100 years. He is an experienced peace negotiator, having acted as the main facilitator of the peace process in Sri Lanka from 1998 to 2005. The peace process led to a ceasefire and the Oslo Declaration in 2002, where parties welcomed a federal state in Sri Lanka. He continued to lead peace efforts in Sri Lanka as Minister, and has contributed to peace processes in Sudan, Nepal, Myanmar and Burundi.Mr. Solheim has received a number of awards for his work on climate and the environment, including UN Environment’s Champion of the Earth award, TIME Magazine’s Hero of the Environment, and an honorary doctorate from TERI University in Delhi, India. He holds a degree in history and social studies from the University of Oslo.
Director of Innovation Projects, Impact Hub Shanghai
Gillian has been active as a media professional and cross-industry practitioner for many years. She joined Impact Hub shanghai in 2019, responsible for events organizing and planning, community development and partnership development. From writing, management to communications, Gillian’s work experience comes from news, think-tank and not-for-profit organizations. She holds a BA degree from the Communication University of China and an MA from the University of Hong Kong.
Chairperson, The Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology
Ms. SUN Lili is the Chairperson of the Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE) and a lifetime member of the society, the Executive Director of SEE foundation. She is also the co-founder and Honorary Director-General of the Mangrove Foundation (MCF), Chairman of China (Shenzhen) Wit Media Co., Ltd. She serves as a delegate to the fifth Party congresses of Shenzhen, member of the sixth and seventh CPPCC National Committee of Shenzhen, executive committee of the sixth Women's Federation of Shenzhen city, vice-chairwoman of the Women's Chamber of the Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce (Federation of Industry and Commerce), member of the Party Committee of Shenzhen Non-Governmental Organization Federation, and chairwoman of Shenzhen Ecological Civilization Special Committee.
Market Transformation Manager for China, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) China Office
Ms. Feifei Teng joined the RSPO in August 2019 and successively served as the Country Representative of China and the market transformation manager. She works with multi-stakeholders in China to improve the awareness and leverage acceptance of sustainable palm oil and transfer the market towards sustainability in the ways of corporations with stakeholders and various supply chain actors.Before RSPO, Ms. Feifei served in sustainability-relevant functions in private sectors and international nonprofit organisations for over 14 years. She is deeply diving into business sustainability and supply chain transparency, and has wide knowledge of committing companies’ sustainable strategy and improvement practices through commercial activities.Ms. Feifei Teng has obtained a master's degree from Fudan University and Melbourne University, and a certificate of completion of the course from MIT.
Satya S. Tripathi
Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet
A development economist, lawyer and changemaker with over 40 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi is the Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences - the world's largest academic institution dedicated exclusively to indigenous people and cultures. He is also a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Innovative Finance at the World Agroforestry Centre. He has served with the UN for more than two decades in key positions across the planet and was most recently the UN Assistant Secretary-General, Head of New York Office at UN Environment and Secretary of the UN Environment Management Group. His other strategic engagements with the UN include: Head of Human Rights Investigations for the UN in post-war Bosnia (UNMIBH); Chair of the Committees on Laws, Treaties and Administrative matters for the UN-mediated Cyprus unification talks in 2004; UN Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias where he facilitated international cooperation and funding of over US$ 7 billion for post-tsunami recovery efforts in support of the government and affected populations; and Executive Head of UNORCID, a UN System Office established by the UN Secretary General in 2011 to facilitate the implementation of a US$ 1 Billion REDD+ partnership between Indonesia, Norway and other stakeholders.Mr. Tripathi was instrumental in establishing the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) in Indonesia in 2016 and the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) in 2017 to leverage ‘private finance for public good’ at mega-scale to achieve transformative social and environmental impact for millions of people in developing countries. He previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Forests.
Co-founder & CEO, MioTech
Jason Tu is the Co-founder & CEO of MioTech with an MBA from Stanford University. He has extensive work and management experience in the financial industry, having worked at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong and leading business development and management in China for startups around the world, such as Silicon Valley unicorn Robinhood and Hong Kong unicorn WeLab. In 2017, he founded MioTech, which is dedicated to solving the challenges of climate change, sustainable development, carbon neutrality and social responsibility faced by financial institutions, enterprises and governments, playing a leading role in improving ESG performance for enterprises in Asia.
Managing Director, Climate Finance Fund
Marilyn Waite is the Managing Director of the Climate Finance Fund, covering the markets of China, Europe, and the United States. Marilyn previously led the energy practice at the venture capital firm Village Capital, modeled and forecasted energy solutions to climate change as a senior research fellow at Project Drawdown, and served in a number of roles in nuclear and renewable energy at Orano and Framatome (formerly AREVA). She taught sustainable business at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and serves on a number of boards, including Sphere (climate-friendly mutual fund), COI Energy (energy efficiency SaaS company), and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG). Marilyn holds a Masters Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University. An avid writer and communicator, she is author of Sustainability at Work: careers that make a difference, editor-at-large at GreenBiz, and works to build bridges as co-host of the China Cleantech podcast.
Founder & CEO, Terraquanta
After receiving his B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University, he pursued his Ph.D. in High-performance computing at USC. Returning to China in 2017, he founded Terraquanta with the goal of creating the Digital Earth Encyclopedia using AI and remote satellite sensing. Together with a group of talented team members, Terraquanta now provides products and solutions for a variety of industries, including Agricultural Monitoring, Energy and Infrastructure Satellite Monitoring, and Drought Response. In 2018, Alpha was featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 China List and Hurun China Under 30s. He is also on the Distinguished Expert panel for the China Association for Science and Technology HOME Program.
Prior to founding GSG in 2017, Dr. Wang was the Greater China Managing Partner, and global equity partner at Simmons & Simmons, where his clients included China National Council for Social Security Fund, China Investment Corporation, People’s Insurance Company of China and other investment institutions. Prior to that he was a partner in charge of various practice unit and offices at King & Wood. He also held various executive positions with MNCs in the high tech and consumer industries. Dr. Wang is a founding member of the China Finance 40 Forum, an influential financial think tank. He is an expert on Caixin’s ESG30 Panel, and an invited expert on the Sustainable Investment Committee of AMAC, an Expert Advisor on Responsible Investment Committee of IAMAC, Vice Chair of the ESG Committee of HKCAMA. Dr. Wang has a bachelor degree from Peking University, a master degree from Harvard Law School, and a SJD in corporate governance & securities regulation from Stanford University.
Carbon Neutrality Management Director, Geely Holding Group.
Author of "Carbon Neutral Times"Justin Wang obtained his master's degree in South Korea and is also a Carbon Neutral visiting lecturer at Sichuan University. In 2021, he has published his book "Carbon Neutral Times". He owns titles as the senior carbon management consultant; carbon management trainer; expert of South Korean carbon market. Since joining the carbon management industry in 2007, he has worked in the field of climate change in South Korean and Chinese governments, exchanges, verification agencies and consulting organizations as the leader and initiator of several national and provincial carbon management-related studies and the developments of carbon neutral standards. He has participated in GHG verification and carbon asset development in China, South Korea, and Africa, etc. He has published carbon management-related papers in domestic and international academic journals. Outside of work, he is the founder and the owner of a WeChat official account named "Climate-Future" with over 300 original articles and it is one of the most influential carbon neutral we-media accounts in China.
Founding Partner & CEO, 2060 Advisory
China's first impact investment “Forbes 30x30”. World Economic Forum Global Outstanding Youth. Graduated from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. China's first “Impact Investment World Forum” scholarship recipient. Advisor portfolio includes climate tech companies like Carbonstop and CleanCO2. Co-organizer of the “Carbon Neutral Breakfast Meeting” 2060 Advisory is an impact investment and financing consulting company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs in China who are solving positive and measurable social and environmental problems to obtain more matching and effective capital. We focus on projects within the scope of carbon neutral transformation and 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Senior Director, Public Affairs & Sustainability,
In this position, Cynthia takes the lead to establish governmental and public cooperation projects and to promote sustainable agriculture concept and practice, to transfer the successful pilot project to business model. She holds mater degree (MBA), has rich experience in communications and public affairs, and has worked in several 500 fortune companies, including Honeywell. Before current potions, she worked for Bayer CropScience, a business unit in Bayer, for more than 15 years. Therefore, she accumulated deep insights in sustainable agriculture, and took rich business management and operation experience.
Deputy General Manager, Tusstar & Managing Director, Shenzhen Qirong Venture Capital
Jiashen Wei holds a Bachelor degree of Tsinghua University and a Mater degree of National University of Singapore. He is currently in charge of managing the Tusstar incubators in Great Bay Areas and Southeast Asia, and operating the Venture capital fund in Shenzhen. Jiashen Wei was engaged in Biomedical R&D in Singapore for more than 10 years, and has published more than 20 high-impact factor papers in SCI and EI. As a serial entrepreneur, he has rich experience in new technology commercialization. Jiashen Wei is focused on early-stage investments in technology-driven innovation, with a specialty in Biomedical, High-end Equipment and TMT Areas.
Co-founder & CEO, Carbon Baseline
Haixiao Weng is the Co-founder and CEO at Carbon Baseline, and he has led a series of carbon neutrality planning projects for some of the world’s largest corporates. Before founding the company, Mr. Weng’s professional experiences included MSCI, Deloitte Consulting, and other globally well-known companies or institutes in both China and the United States. He has been a serial entrepreneur since his high school with successful track of records in starting and operating business in both China and Europe. He received his MA in Economics at Duke University and BA’s in Math and Economics at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
China Country Director, CDP
Flora Wu is CDP China Country Director, responsible for CDP China’s strategy and operations, market impacts and team development, managing and developing relationships with multiple stakeholders in China including Mainland, Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan. Flora has 17-year experience in strategy consulting, market research, business development, and ecosystem building. Prior to CDP, she has worked in Deloitte’s Beijing and Hong Kong office for 11 years as a strategy consulting manager and then Director of SOE, Government and Public services, leading cross region cross function teams to assist SOEs (State Owned Enterprise), local governments, financial institutions to address large and complex business challenges such as Overseas Investment under Belt and Road Initiative, Establishing State Owned Investment and Operation companies, Digitalization and Innovation, SOE’s high quality and sustainable development under 30-60 Goal. Prior to Deloitte, Flora worked in BDA, a boutique consulting firm advising MNCs entering China market and VC/PE’s investment into China. She is fluent in Mandarin, English and Japanese with mater degrees from LSE, UK; Beijing Foreign Studies University, China and Kyoto University, Japan.
Head of ESG Research and Development, SynTao Green Finance
Valentina Wu holds a master's degree in International Business English from Tianjin Foreign Studies University and has been a core member of SynTao Green Finance’s ESG investment, sustainable finance and carbon management projects. Valentina Wu is the R&D leader of SynTao Green Finance ESG Rating Framework 1.0 and the technical leader of sustainable bond business.Valentina Wu is one of the key organizers of China Sustainable Investment Forum (China SIF), dedicated to the development of sustainable investment and green finance in China. She is responsible for the research and development of ESG and sustainable finance products, and provides research, consulting and evaluation services for international and domestic financial institutions, enterprises and other organizations. She has been responsible for SynTao Green Finance’s business on evaluation of green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds; she has participated in writing SynTao Green Finance’s flagship research reports, including the Survey Report on Responsible Investment in China Fund Industry ( 2014) and the China Sustainable Investment Review (2019-2021).
Professor, School of Environment of Tsinghua University
Ye Wu, Professor of School of Environment of Tsinghua University, Vice president of Graduate School of Tsinghua University, ChangJiang Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education. Prof.Wu also works as the Vice director of Beijing Laboratory of Environmental Frontier Technologies and Chinese member of the Technology Collaboration Programme of Advanced Motor Fuels of International Energy Agency. Prof.Wu has a long history working on environmental issues of road transportation. . He has been responsible for or participated in the formulation of more than 10 standards and technical guidelines and developed localized vehicle emission model and integrated emission control decision-making system. Prof.Wu has published 5 academic monographs and more than 150 academic papers, and has been authorized more than 20 software copyrights and patents. His work was awarded two Second Prizes of National Scientific and Technological Progress and one First Prize of Natural Science of the Ministry of Education.
Vice Director of Distributed Resources Research Institute ; Research Institute; Chief Operating Officer, Huamod Technology Co., Ltd.
In the field of interaction between electric vehicles & power grid, Alex has accumulated rich experience in business model design, scientific and technological research & development & industrial incubation. He promoted the implementation of the first domestic user side resource to participate in the demonstration project of power grid auxiliary service market & served China Academy of Engineering Physics, Siemens, ABB & Rongchen Capital, launch the FTI integration technology incubator. Has experience in scientific research, industry & investment in the fields of clean energy heating, electric vehicles & smart travel;Complete the ecological development report of smart car networking of State Grid & the ecological development report of electric vehicle industry of China Southern Power Grid, & participate in the 14th five year plan and the 13th five year energy development plan. Provide consulting services for State Grid Electric, South Grid Electric, Three Gorges high tech, Grand Joy Holdings, Beijing Energy Group, North China expressway & Chengdu transportation & investment energy, and participate in a number of national key science & technology projects & State Grid science & technology projects.
Founder & President, Taskforce Consultancy
Founded in 2019, Taskforce Consultancy is an integrated communications and consulting firm dedicated to helping clients build trust with their key stakeholders. Based on comprehensive readout of macro environment, solid analysis on corporate strategy and brand positioning, Taskforce Consultancy advises and executes diversified and creative public relations activities to enable their clients to better engage with key stakeholders, solidify trust and reach consensus. The Taskforce Consultancy team hope to secure and boost sustainable growth for enterprises, governments and organizations with scientific yet artistic public relations approaches in this rapid changing world. Zheming Xing has years of experience in public relations, government relations & public affairs, broadcast journalism, CSR & philanthropy, etc. He has extensive know-how on international communication, business negotiation, and global business development. He was a news anchor and broadcast reporter for CCTV-NEWS, CCTV’s English news service, covering major political and financial news in China, as well as breaking news. He served as the Public Relations & Public Affairs Director for HNA Group prior to starting his own firm. Before his reporter life, he was a member of the Albright Stonebridge Group Beijing team. He started his career with Weber Shandwick.
Head of China Operations, Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), LGT Impact Fellow
Ariel Xu is currently the Head of China Operations, Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN). Prior joining AVPN, she served as the secretary general of China Social Investment Forum (China SIF) and the coordinator of UNEP FI in China.Ariel has a master's degree from the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an MBA from Tulane University. She’s a member of G20 YEA, and the tutor of 2021 UNDP-CASVI Social Entrepreneurs Acceleration Program in China.
Executive Director of China Oil & Gas Climate Investments, Senior Engineer
He is listed in the expert database of the Environmental Engineering Appraisal Center of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and in the expert database of the CNPC Policy Research Office and the Consulting Center. He has been engaged in management and research of the environmental protection in CNPC for nearly 20 years. He served as a field manager of CNPC's overseas projects, and worked in the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
Urban Mobility Manager, WRI China
Lulu Xue works as China Urban Mobility Manager at WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Through her work at WRI China, Lulu manages integrated transport projects and vehicle electrification projects on China’s national, subnational, and city levels. She leads research, authors reports, develops analytic tools, and manages projects that focus on sustainable transport. Lulu earned her master’s degree from MIT and bachelor’s degree in GIS from Peking University, China. Previously, Lulu worked in the public and private sectors in both developing and developed countries, involving regional travel demand modeling, transit-oriented development, parking management strategies, and non-motorized environment evaluation.
Secretary General, SEE Foundation
Yang Biao, Ph.D. in Ecology, Secretary General of Beijing Entrepreneurs Environmental Protection Foundation (SEE Foundation), Member of the Conservation Biology Sub-Committee of the Zoological Society of China, Member of the Chinese Jury of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas, Sichuan Province Director of the Wildlife Conservation Association, expert of the Sichuan Nature Reserve Expert Committee, and member of the Sichuan Giant Panda National Park Expert Committee. He has served as a member of the Expert Technical Committee of the Fourth National Giant Panda Survey in Sichuan, the head of the plant group of the Fourth National Giant Panda Survey in Sichuan, and participated in the compilation of the technical plan for the Fourth National Giant Panda Survey.
Senior Researcher, Nagoya University-Sinocarbon Carbon Neutral Innovation Joint Laboratory
Shoubin Yang, Senior Researcher, Nagoya University-Sinocarbon Carbon Neutral Innovation Joint Laboratory; Assistant Researcher, CASAD-Tsinghua University Research Center for Synergetic-development of Science and Society; Senior Manager, SinoCarbon Innovation & Investment Co., Ltd. A member of “International Clean Energy Talent Program” sponsored by the China Scholarship Council, and a PhD candidate in Energy Storage at North China Electric Power University. He has research experience in biodiesel, carbon dioxide capture, coal clean utilization, material development, battery thermal management, etc. Since entering the field of carbon and energy policy research in 2016, he has led or participated in a number of national, provincial and municipal carbon and distributed energy related research. In-depth participation in the design and construction of market-oriented distributed energy trading pilots. He has developed wind power, photovoltaic and energy storage learning materials for financial institutions, published a number of core journal articles and a number of invention patents. Currently serving as a carbon and energy policy-related consultant for many companies.
Sustainability & Agriculture Development Director, Procurement APAC, Budweiser
Mr. Terry Yao has a wealth of experience in multiple procurement categories, especially focus on sustainability in recent years. In June 2016, Mr. Yao joined in AB InBev, and has been successively served at several roles. In January 2021, he was appointed as the Procurement Director of Sustainability for Budweiser APAC. He orchestrated strategies to achieve 2025 Sustainability Goals in the APAC, with focus on sustainability strategy into the day-to-day business. Before AB InBev, Mr. Yao has been worked in several international company as procurement manager, including Unilever and Autoliv. Mr. Yao obtained a Master‘s Degree in Kristianstad University, in Digital Communication, Sweden 2007.
Chairman of Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd.
National Class A Registered Architect, Professor, Engineer, Deputy Secretary General of the Building Energy Efficiency and Green Building Committee of Science and Technology Commission of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Deputy Director of Green Building and Energy Efficiency Committee of Chinese Society for Urban Studies, member of the Standing Committee of the Seventh Shenzhen Municipal People's Congress and other social positions. In the past 20 years, she has been committed to the research of building energy efficiency, green building and eco-city technologies with Chinese characteristics, and promoted the sustainable development of green and low-carbon cities. She has been also a key contributor to Code for green design of civil buildings (JGJ/T229) and many other Chinese national and industrial standards and more than 20 research projects including the key research and development of the National 13th Five-Year Plan. She also presided over the research on the livable development index of China's eco-city and the special research on the green Xiong'an index system, making outstanding contributions to the development of green buildings and green cities in China. She is awarded as one of the "Outstanding Innovative Talents" (40 people) for the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. In addition, she is the Worldwide Young Chinese Architects, a Green Building Female Leader in the Asia-Pacific region of the World Green Building Council, one of the Top 100 Chinese Contemporary Architects, National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker, the expert in planning evaluation of Xiong’an New Area.
Professor & Dean, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University; ChangJiang Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education
A recipient of Doctor of Design at Harvard GSD, Yu is Professor and founding dean of Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape, founder and design principle of Turenscape that practices globally. He is a strong advocator of ecological security and “sponge cities” that have been adopted by the Chinese government for the nationwide ecological campaign. For over 25 years he and his team have tested his theories and built over 500 projects in 200 plus cities and developed multiple nature-based, widely replicable models for healing the land at a variety of scales. His projects have won numerous international design awards including 14 ASLA Excellence and Honor Awards (American Society of Landscape Architects), 5 WAF Best Landscape of the Year Award (World Archi. Festival). 4 AZ awards of best landscape. He was elected fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is a recipient of the Doctor Honoris Causa from Sapienza University of Rome and Honorary Doctorate from Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He was elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016, and received the 2020 IFLA Sir Geffrey Jellico Award -- the highest honor given by the International Federation of Landscape Architects, and the 2021 John Cobb Common Good Award.
Senior Vice President, Buildings + Places, Mainland China, AECOM
Mr. Zhang has engaged in urban and regional economic planning and master planning consulting service for many years. He has extremely rich overseas working experience and has generated a variety of advanced international planning concepts and has conducted an in-depth research on land use, city development and regional development strategies. Mr. Zhang has led and delivered a wide range of projects with regard to regional development strategy, airport economic research, ecological and tourism planning, urban regeneration, resilient city plan, low carbon city and sustainable development, etc. He is dedicated to applying the international pioneering theory to project innovation and practice. In addition, he has taken charge of the major national and provincial projects on academic regional strategic planning, industrial planning, ecological and tourism planning for many times. He has a good command of national macroeconomic policy and industry orientation.
Hanke Zhang is the founder and General Manager of iGreenBank. Mr. Zhang is also the member of the Green Development Committee of Securities Association of China, ISO Sustainable Finance Committee and the director of the Green Finance Technology Laboratory. With 15 years of experience in carbon trading and 7 years of experience in green finance in China, Mr. Zhang was the earliest practitioner and promoter of carbon market and green finance market in China. Prior to iGreenBank, he worked for China Citic Bank, Energy Systems International (ESI), EDF Group and Bureau Veritas Group. As one of the founders, he served as the director of the Green Bond Laboratory at the International Institute of Green Finance of the Central University of Finance and Economics. He has led the iGreenBank team to implement the certification and management of green financial products equivalent to RMB 400 billion，and invented the first green finance (ESG) artificial intelligence engine and the first green finance intelligent certification and management system based on block chain technology in China and promoted development of green finance technology.
Vice President, Coca-Cola Greater China & Mongolia
Zhang Jiantao is the Vice President of Coca-Cola Greater China & Mongolia. He joined the company in 2015. In his current role, he is responsible for public affairs, strategic communications, and sustainability.Prior to his current role, Jiantao was the President of Amazon China Investment Co. Ltd., responsible for business strategy and development, policy research and lobbying, leading Kindle and Amazon Web Services.From 1997 to 2011, he worked at Mars Foods (China) Co. Ltd in a range of different roles before being appointed Board Director and Vice President of the company. Prior to that, Jiantao worked in a central government agency in China. Jiantao sat on Beijing Municipal People's Congress from 2008 to 2017.He received bachelor’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University. He is also an honorable graduate from the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.
Wei ZhangExecutive Director, SMRTI Investment & Founder, Mana Data Foundation
The first equity charitable trust initiator in China. Focusing on and promoting sustainable technology, data ethics and responsible investment, actively exploring solutions for responsible capital element allocation and social value monetization, the “Social Enterprise Board” is the first OTC market to provide investment and financing services for social enterprises, and is a pioneering setting in China's capital market.
CEO, Deeprock Net Zero Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
Deeprock Net Zero Technology, also known as Biosphere3, was founded by Mr. Wang Shi after China announced is carbon peak carbon neutral goal, and is a start-up platform focusing on the field of carbon neutral communities. Mr. Zhang was former Strategy Officer of a large-scale Real Estate developer group; former consultant at McKinsey & Company; he has rich Internet start-up experience as co-founder. He had nearly 10 years of experience in multinational company as the head of nuclear power business line and industrial business line while being a member of its Greater China Management Committee. Mr. Zhang holds Bachelor’s in Nuclear Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University & MBA, Antai College of Economics and Management.
CEO, Phoenix Odyssey Culture Communications Co., Ltd.
Zhang Xiaowen is a veteran media personality who has travelled to more than 100 countries since 1999 and held multiple roles. As the executive producer of Phoenix TV's "Feng Yun Dialogue", she has interviewed over 200 international dignitaries during her five years at the helm；As a journalist, she has travelled to Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Israel and South Asia to report on conflicts and wars; As a TV documentary director, she has focused on international relations, South-South Cooperation, development and poverty alleviation. As the chief planner of Odyssey of the Dragon, her team has filmed more than 300 cases of Chinese companies investing abroad and the Chinese government's involvement in aid and international cooperation in over 80 countries. As a researcher, Ms. Zhang has a long-standing focus on ESG and impact investing, integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into sustainable business strategies and advocating for them among Chinese investors.
Chief Economist, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), MEE
Zhang Xin, Ph.D. and Professor, is currently Chief Economist of the National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center. Mainly engaged in research on carbon trading market mechanism, carbon asset management, carbon emission MRV, etc., and participated in the construction of national carbon markets and pilot carbon markets. Formerly worked as team leader of the National Carbon Market Construction Promotion Working Group, member of the Beijing and Fujian Carbon Market Expert Committees, member of the Guangdong Province Carbon Inclusive Methodology Expert Committee, member of the Heilongjiang Province Carbon Sink Economic Development Expert Committee, and member of the 2022 Winter Olympics Sustainable Development Committee, etc. Currently speaking, Zhang has published more than 130 papers, more than 10 co-authored books and teaching materials, more than 20 authorized invention patents (as first and/or second inventors), and published more than 20 national, local and industry technical standards and guidelines. Zhang has won the titles of German Humboldt Scholar, the New Century Outstanding Talent by the Ministry of Education, the second and third prizes for outstanding scientific research achievements as awarded by the National Development and Reform Commission, and the second prize for excellent scientific research achievements as awarded by the National Energy Administration
Vice Dean and Professor of School of Management, Qiongtai Normal University
Professor at School of Management, Qiongtai Normal University, expert majoring in Climate Change in Department of Ecology and Environment of Hainan Province, member of Hainan Carbon Peak and Carbon Neutralization Research Association and Director of Ecological Economics Research Center of Hainan Province. Her research interests include Low-carbon City and Low-carbon Education. The ideas she proposed have been approved by the leaders of the provincial party committee and the provincial government twice, and have been transformed into provincial actions. She published several research books, such as Studies On Low-carbon City Models and Methods, and more than 40 academic papers in domestic and foreign academic journals.
Principal Analyst, Net Zero Research Center & Director of Strategic Consulting, JLL China
Mr. Zhang is the Principal Analyst of Jones Lang LaSalle's Net Zero Research Center and the Director of Strategic Consulting in China, responsible for implementing strategies, assets and operations of zero carbon related businesses within the company. Mr. Zhang has over 10 years of experience in strategy consulting, sustainability and zero carbon, and has been involved in the development of global carbon neutral strategies for Jones Lang LaSalle and several Fortune 500 companies.
Director of Climate Fintech, New Energy Nexus China
Mr. Yafu Zhao is the climate fintech program lead of New Energy Nexus in China, covering the research of climate fintech ecosystem and the development of accelerating program to support climate fintech startups. Mr. Zhao was previously in charge of clean energy project financing in Ping An Group and consumer lending risk modeling in Discover Financial Services.
Founding Partner, Shen Impact Venture
Shen Impact Venture focuses on venture equity investment and social innovation consulting that combines business value and social value.Mr. Zhao has over 10 years of experience in cross-border M&A, private equity, and venture capital, with focus on renewable energy, agri-tech, food and consumer products, and health, etc.Prior to founding Shen Impact venture, Mr. Zhao worked at ZTE Global Finance Center, the Investment Banking Department of ICBC Spain Branch, and co-founded Guangzhou Logosage Fund Management Co. He is also the senior consultant of ESG Risk & Compliance Center of DHH HK-Qianhai Law Firm.Mr. Zhao holds an MBA from Imperial College. He also holds a Master's degree in Financial Banking from Alcalá University Business School, Spain, and a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature from Xi'an Foreign Studies University.
QHSE Chief Expert of CNPC, Chairman of OGCI China Climate Investments, & Professor-level Senior Engineer
He is also the member of OGCI executive committee, the vice chairman of the council of the China Chemical Environmental Protection Association, and the leader of the national CCUS standardization working group. He has long been responsible for the scientific research and management of the environmental protection in CNPC, organized the establishment of CNPC environmental protection supervision system and GHG accounting and verification system, and promoted the environmental management of CNPC in line with the international standards.
Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences & Academician, The World Academy of Sciences
Dr Yongguan (Yong-Guan) Zhu, professor of biogeochemistry and environmental soil science, is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Zhu obtained his PhD in environmental biology from Imperial College, London in 1998. He is currently the Director for Education/Internationalization of the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Professor Zhu is a leader in taking multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to soil and environmental problems, such as arsenic biogeochemistry and antimicrobial resistance. Dr Zhu obtained his PhD in environmental biology from Imperial College, London in 1998. Dr Zhu is currently the co-editor-in-chief of Environment International (Elsevier), and editorial members for a few other international journals. He is a scientific committee member for the ISC (International Science Council) program on Human Health and Wellbeing in Changing Urban Environment, and served for nine years as a member of Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Application, International Atomic Energy Agency (2004-2012). Professor Zhu is the recipient of many merit awards, among them including TWAS Science Award for Agricultural Science 2013, National Natural Science Award 2009. Professor Zhu has published over 400 papers in international journals (such as Science, Nature, PNAS, Nature Microbiology, Nature Plants), with over 23,000 citations and H-index of 80 in Web of Science. He was selected as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher (2016-2019).