Sustainability: The Next Trillion Dollar Economy

Sustainability: The Next Trillion Dollar Economy

With Every Challenge. Opportunity.

About Event

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 about the trillion dollar opportunity for innovation and entrepreneurship to build innovative business models, products, or services.

Through this event, participants will hear from entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors on their work to develop and deliver scalable solutions, and the economic opportunities that these business models will represent.

About the Speakers


Director of Investments | PureTerra Ventures

Maarten is an expert in deal structuring, managing Chinese networks, partner selection and has an intimate knowledge of the Chinese water technology sector.  Maarten has consulted foreign SMEs in the water sector on market entry strategy in China for many years and has worked for CHC’s investment arm since 2015.


Chief Scientist | Engie Lab China

Dr. Schwegler is responsible for Engie’s China Research portfolio.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford, Ben’s research covers a wide variety of topics related to quality of life in urban systems.  He is a winner of the Henry R. Michel Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Before joining Engie, Ben was Chief Scientist of Walt Disney Imagineering.


Co-Founder and CEO |

Kevin is an internet entrepreneur with broad experience in product development, operations, marketing, finance and general management. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of italki, a leading global platform for anyone to learn any language around the world.


Founder and CEO | iDRC

Yan-Ping Wang is the Founder and CEO of iDRC (integrated Design Research Consulting), focusing on advanced application of optimization processes throughout the building lifecycle.  He is also a PhD Candidate at the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University, with a focus on Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) applications in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.  Yan-Ping has given invited talks at various academic and professional institutes on his research on Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and MDO, and has managed applications on real-world projects.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Time: 19:00-21:00

Venue: Kr Space, 328 Huashan Road, JingAn, Shanghai

Cost: RMB 75, Walk in: RMB 100

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