Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu  刘佩琪, Chairperson of JUCCCE, is internationally recognized for her expertise on China‘s sustainability landscape and for fostering international collaboration with China. JUCCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the greening of China, because a green China is the key to a healthy world. JUCCCE is a leader in creating systemic change in sustainable cities, sustainable consumerism and smart grid, and most noted for its multi-sector convening power. Peggy has a passion for making the world a better place.

She is also an executive advisor to Marks & Spencer and HP, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Consumption 2012-14, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an advisor to GE’s Global Insight Network. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture 2011, and an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008.

As one of the leading green thinkers in China, Peggy was honored as the Hillary Step for Climate Change Solutions in 2012, a Time MagazineHero of the Environment in 2008, the Hillary Laureate of 2010 for climate change leadership, a Forbes “Women to Watch in Asia” in 2010, a Huffington Post “Greatest Person of the Day” in 2011, one of China’s top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly in 2012.  In Chinese press, she has been recognized as a green leader on covers and in features such as Oriental Outlook (“China Dream”), Global Times (“Green Goddess”), Beijing Tatler (“Green Miracle”), Vogue China (“3 Women Who Better the World”), Psychologies (“10 Green Handkerchiefs award”), Madame Figaro “Top Life” award 2012, L’Officiel, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Rui Li, Southern People Weekly, Shanghai Daily, The Bund, 21st Century Herald, China Daily, QQ, Sohu.com.

In 2007, Peggy organized the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China from which JUCCCE was formed. This forum was the first public dialogue between US and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China. Prior to JUCCCE she was a venture capitalist in Shanghai. In the 1990’s Peggy was on the cover of “Red Herring Hits” as an Internet pioneer in Silicon Valley heading Channel A, one of the earliest e-commerce companies.  Other executive positions in Silicon Valley included General Manager of Consumer Applications at Zaplet, a dynamic email communications platform, and VP of Marketing at SeeUthere.com. Peggy also served as a management consultant at McKinsey, a software product manager for Internet Chameleon- the first graphical user interface for surfing the Internet on Windows, product manager for Symantec C++ and Norton OEM products, and a computer programmer.

She is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and completed a program in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a program at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

Peggy has a passion for making the world a better place. She believes in the power of one person to inspire collaboration, that the most helpful skill is telling a good story, that cultural translators are the most important job of the next generation, and that those who can, should. Peggy is Chinese-American and resides in Shanghai with her husband and two sons.

Topics

The China Dream. The path to sustainable consumption in China, and the world. Moving from a high-excess American Dream to a more sustainable China Dream.

The Urbanization of China. The largest urban migration is happening in China, now. Unprecedented changes in consumption, resources, economy, infrastructure will change the face of China over the next 18 years. What opportunities and challenges does this bring?

Why You and Your Kids Need to Engage with China Now. The rise of China is not just a short-term phenomenon. It’s in the middle of a 40-year growth spurt. Learn how you can take advantage of this growth, rather than be taken advantage of.

China is Changing From the Factory of the World to the Cleantech Laboratory of the World. How collaboration with, rather than competition against, China will bring affordable sustainable solutions to the world.

Is China really going green? Beyond solar and wind manufacturing, what’s happening in China’s energy and environment scene? Does China really want to go green? Can it go green fast enough?

Marketing High Technology. How marketing savvy helped me get from “Internet Pioneer” to China’s “Green Goddess”. Make complex ideas understandable and attractive to the masses.

Stone Soup Global Leadership. A new model for training collaborative leaders and organizations to help society and institutions address today’s larger, more complex challenges.

What it Takes to Be a Global Citizen. How can we help our students become global citizens and stewards of the world? What traits and skills do they need?

Calling Women Leaders. Why capable women’s choices NOT to lead are a surprising barrier to gender equality in the workforce.

How Women Can Change the World For the Better. Today’s global challenges need collaborative leaders to convene, facilitate, and catalyze change. How can we identify and nurture these women? What organizations do we need to surround them with to succeed?

People vs. The Earth. How rising populations are creating an unliveable world.

Testimonials

“Thank you for your enthusiastic, focused and impressively disciplined contribution to the high-level roundtable on “Prosperity for the billions in Asia and the Pacific: Green Growth and Poverty Reduction” at the UNIDO General Conference.
~ UNIDO Director-General Kandeh Yumkella.

“Peggy is an inspirational role model to many in the industry. Peggy stands out for her compelling presentation of thought-provoking ideas and knowledge of the industry. Her showmanship and positive energy make any event memorable.”
~ Director, McKinsey & Co., Co-Chair Urban China Initiative, Jonathan Woetzel

“We had the pleasure of working with Peggy Liu at the B4E Global Summit 2011 in Jakarta. Peggy is a dynamic speaker and can address a wide range of topics relating to the environment and climate change. She has extensive knowledge of developments in China, both on the ground and at the policy level, and links this to the broader global agenda in a lively and engaging way.”
~ Kisha Krishna, Manager, Speaker Outreach & Content, B4E Summit”

“Thank you for your enthusiastic, focused and impressively disciplined contribution to the high-level roundtable on “Prosperity for the billions in Asia and the Pacific: Green Growth and Poverty Reduction” at the UNIDO General Conference.”
~ Director-General Kandeh Yumkella

“Peggy is an inspirational role model to many in the industry. Peggy stands out for her compelling presentation of thought-provoking ideas and knowledge of the industry. Her showmanship and positive energy make any event memorable.”
~Director, McKinsey & Co., Co-Chair Urban China Initiative, Jonathan Woetzel

Frank-Jürgen Richter

Globalization & Emerging Countries

Andy Xie

Renowned Economist

Martin Jacques

Understanding The Rise of China