Powering Sustainability Forum | Event Wrapup

Following our event in April, China’s Race to Zero, on May 19th, 2021, we invited Andy Klump, Founder of Clean Energy Associates (“CEA”), Peter Cheng, General Manager of Xebec Adsorption, and Yana Hryshko, Senior Sales Manager at JA Solar, to share their insights and experiences in the areas of clean energy with The Collective at our Powering Sustainability Forum. An event focused on the realit…

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China’s Race To Carbon Neutrality: Forum Highlights

To help participants understand China’s Path to 2060 Carbon Neutrality, on April 21st, 2021 we invited Jia Li, Associate Professor at the China-UK Low Carbon College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tong Fun and Peter Chen from CBRE, and Sunny Wang from Interface to speak to The Collective about their vision for the path forward. Neutrality will take a Collective Effort: With over 15 year…

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NGO Profile: Shanghai Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation Shanghai is a locally registered NGO that is committed to grant wishes for children and youth (age from 3 to 18) with life-threatening illness across China. With limited number of full-time staff, and the focus on serving minor beneficiaries, this 3-years old organization established a strong, and passionate volunteer base to support its causes. To date, Make-A-Wish Found…

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We Are Hiring!

To accomplish the mission and goals that we have set for ourselves, for our clients, and for the community, we are constantly on the look out for people with the passion and tools to solve big environmental, economic, and social challenges, and this month we are specifically looking for: Analyst Consultant Project Assistant Content Development Specialist Research Intern Projec…

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Event Wrapup: Waste & Circular Economies in China

For 30 years, the West has believed that by separating our waste into colored bins they were creating circular economies that would allow us to live a life of fast consumption without worrying about the planetary impact. That as “recyclers”, we were doing our part. However, that fantasy began to unravel last year as a combination of China’s waste ban mixed with images of ocean plastics, brou…

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NGO Sharing | Xingeng Workshop Creative Green Programs

How can we utilize the coffee grounds that we produced on a daily basis? How can we encourage vulnerable groups to be self-sufficient and reintegrate into the society? How can we help urbanite to reconnect to community and nature? Each of these questions is complicated and challenging in itself, however Xingeng Workshop, A local organization founded in 2006 with the mission of supporting sust…

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Executive Site Visit丨Interface Factory Tour “Closing the Loop on Waste”

On July 10th 2019, to get a closer look at how a circular economy might look like in manufacturing industry, we organized a tour to the Interface Factory in Taicang (China) to observe their closed-loop manufacturing process. UB Qiu, the sustainable Lead of North Asia from Interface gave a remarkable presentation about Interface’s journey of moving business beyond usual and later guided the tour…

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Sustainable Consumerism in China Forum

To help our community understand Sustainable Consumerism in China, understand the tools and tactics required to build a successful brand, we have invited leading social entrepreneurs and consumer researchers to speak about their work to understand, and convert, China’s sustainable consumers. For many firms who have invested significant time and resources into building sustainability into their…

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Future of Food and Plant Based Proteins in China

While the challenges and environmental costs of our food and agricultural systems are becoming understood by the mass market, and concerns over food security, affordability, and safety are at their peak, the opportunities entrepreneurs and innovators to deliver innovations in product and process are growing by the day. To help participants better understand the megatrends and business models fo…

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact Assessment

Last Friday, as part of our student program’s initiative, Collective Responsibility brought together a panel of speakers at Shanghai University to discuss corporate social responsibility and social impact assessment. To provide real world insights leaders and seasoned CSR practitioners, we therefore invited Richard Brubaker, Founder of Collective Responsibility, Joy Qiao, Senior Consultant at C…

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Circular Economy in China Forum: Engagement, Innovation, and Scale

Last week,  as part of our “Circular Economy in China” forum, we brought together dozens of young professionals and entrepreneurs to learn and share about current environment, challenges, and future trends of circular economy. To bring tangibility this topic, which is often discussed academically as a critical “path forward”, we invited three speakers, Hannah Carter, Communications & Campai…

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Waste2Wear Executive Luncheon: Circular Economics and Materials in China

The topic of this month’s luncheon is the development of China’s Circular Economics and Materials. It is a topic that has gained a lot of attention overseas over the last few years, however in China as we have seen through the recent import waste bans, disposable plastic bags, and industry park levels, there are a lot of trends that are growing in important. In terms of this, CR provided the…

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Circular Economy in China

ABOUT EVENT As China’s cities struggle to manage the exponential growth of urban waste streams, the need for the circular economy in China to provide a business model that incentivizes the investment in waste management systems and resource efficiency is clear. Through this event, participants will hear about the potential for entrepreneurs and young professionals about the opportunities to de…

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Target Safe Sleepwear Hackathon

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Sustainability: The Next Trillion Dollar Economy

As the challenges of environmental, social, and economic sustainability grow more and more tangible, and calls for action growing more frequent, we would like to invite you to our March 13 event in Shanghai to learn why we see sustainability as the next trillion dollar economy. Through this event, participants will hear from entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors on their work to develop and…

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