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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

China Week 2022

China’s EnviroTech Landscape: Panel Discussion & Meet the Innovators

About the event

As the world’s highest carbon emitter and largest producer of renewable energy technology, China carries a significant responsibility to accelerate the global pathway to a decarbonised economy. Home to more than 60 per cent of the global renewable energy supply chain, China’s EnviroTech sector will be key for transitioning China and the world to a carbon neutral future.

While still heavily reliant on fossil fuels for its energy needs, there are many exciting innovations emerging from within China that can increase sustainability across a range of sectors.

In this session, we hear from a diverse panel, including academics, business leaders and environmental experts, to gain an insight into the latest industry innovations, policy settings and business trends that are advancing China towards a sustainable future.

Following our panel discussion, we are delighted to welcome four EnviroTech innovators & pioneers who are driving cooperation across the British and Chinese markets to introduce innovative and sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.

Our guests will have the chance to ‘Meet the Innovators’ over a networking lunch in the brand new, sustainably retrofitted Entopia Building at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

This event is being held in Cambridge in partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.





Date and time: Tuesday 18th October, 2022. 10:30-12:30

Venue: Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) HQs, Entopia Building, Entopia Forum, CB2 1GG

Session title: China’s EnviroTech Landscape: Panel Discussion & Meet the Innovators




Clare Shine, Director and CEO, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Professor Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College, London



Panel Discussion: China’s EnviroTech Landscape

David Ferguson, Head of Net Zero Innovation, EDF UK

Dr Li Guo, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lau China Institute, King’s College London

Dr Sam Geall, CEO, China Dialogue

Suwei Jang, Partner, PwC


Professor William Hurst, Deputy Director at the Centre for Geopolitics, Cambridge University



Meet the Innovators

Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO,

Weiwei Kou, Sustainability Director of North Asia, Unilever

Colin Tan, Director of Operation Newcastle

Sarah Montgomery, Co-founder, Infyos


Jie Zhou, Sino-UK Centre for Sustainability Innovation, CISL





About CISL

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential Institute developing leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy.

For over three decades CISL has built individual and organisational leadership capacity and capabilities, and created industry-leading collaborations, to catalyse change and accelerate the path to a sustainable economy.

CISL’s Rewiring Leadership framework sets out our model for the leadership needed to achieve this. Our interdisciplinary research engagement builds the evidence base for practical action, through a focus on six cross-cutting themes critical to the delivery of the SDGs: sustainable finance, economic innovation, inclusive development, natural capital, future cities and leadership. 

About Lau China Institute, King’s College, London

The Lau China Institute is a global centre for the research, study and understanding of contemporary China. We aim to study both China and work with Chinese scholars and others. As such, we seek research collaborations and deeper mutual understanding with the People's Republic of China, ensuring we sit at the heart of King's strategic approach.

Established in 2011, we now have a community of core academics and postgraduate students, including roughly 30 PhD students. We are based within the School of Global Affairs, yet work across all nine faculties and beyond, to engage in multi-disciplinary and innovative research.

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