"What we need is 100 Peggy Liu's all over the world. If that were to happen, we would be on the path to a sustainable society."
- Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Laureate, Chairman of IPCC
Peggy Liu is Chairperson of JUCCCE, a non-profit organization creating a livable China for us and the planet. She is one of the leading voices on China‘s sustainability landscape and fostering international collaboration with China. Her work spans ecolivable cities, clean energy, China Dream- sustainability prosperity, and sustainable diets.
In 2007, Peggy organized the first public dialogue between US and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China, from which JUCCCE was formed. Peggy was honored as a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment, a Foreign Policy's shaper of US-China relations, a Forbes "Women to Watch in Asia", World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, the Hillary Step for Climate Change Solutions, China top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly. She has served as advisor to Marks & Spencer, FTSE, HP, World Economic Forum, and the Clinton Global Initiative. She appears regularly in media such as Discovery Channel documentaries "Powering the Future", "Waterfront Cities" and "How China Works"; CNN "On China" on Urbanization. Select features include: Oriental Outlook ("China Dream"), Global Times (“Green Goddess”), Beijing Tatler (“Green Miracle”), Vogue ("3 Women Who Better the World"), L’Officiel ("China's Most Successful Women")
She brings to JUCCCE experience as a venture capitalist in Shanghai, an ecommerce pioneer in Silicon Valley, a software marketing executive, a McKinsey consultant, and a computer programmer. She is a graduate of MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Huffington Post "Kids as Food Heroes: Piloting a New Way to Eat in China" Jun 3, 2015
Ensia "A Path Forward for International Climate Talks" Jun 24, 2014
Harvard Business Review "If You Want to Change the World, Partner with China" Nov 22, 2013
Ensia "China Is a Model for Going Green (Despite What You Read)" Sep 10, 2013
Huffington Post "If Trash Is Gold, China Is Very Rich" Jun 18, 2013
Huffington Post "Sustainability Needs to Move From Gloom to Hope" Mar 27, 2013
Ensia "Sustainability is Dead" Mar 12, 2013
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? (See Hult Business School (Shanghai) "Visionary Leaders speaker series" Dec, 2013, Green Mondays in London)
The China Dream. Reimagining prosperity to reshape consumption. The path to moving from conspicuous consumption to a more sustainable China Dream. (See Ensia talk or WWF Netherlands keynote video, start at 2:55)
China 101. Basic insights into how differing cultural norms affects how you should collaborate with China. 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. (Most recently for CriticalEye at HSBC in London)
Stone Soup Collaborative Leadership. A new model for training collaborative leaders and organizations to help society and institutions address today’s larger, more complex challenges. (Most recently at WEF Davos)
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.
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 unlivable world.
“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
"Peggy's inspiring talk on the "China Dream" at Ensia Live had the audience on the edge of their seats. We heard from more than one attendee that Peggy was the most dynamic, informative and moving speaker we've had to date. I'd highly recommend her for your next event if you need a high-level perspective on solutions to some of today's most important environmental challenges." - Todd Reubold, Ensia Director and Founding Editor
"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
Social Media Buzz
"Wow. Deeply engaging presentation from @shanghaipeggy. Chinese approach to sustainability is very interesting. #wwfnext"
- @rik_wuts via Twitter, on WWF Netherlands 50th anniversary NEXT keynote
"I T O T A L L Y agree !! RT @inaschjelderup: Brilliant speach of Peggy Liu today! #enecopulse #wwfnext"
- @Michel Groenveld via Twitter, on WWF Netherlands 50th anniversary NEXT keynote
"RT @Alinmb: I LOVED the presentation from the only woman speaker at #WWFNext Peggy Liu #SustainableConsumerism"
- @BorisJT via Twitter, on WWF Netherlands 50th anniversary NEXT keynote
"@shanghaipeggy thank you for your energy and inspiration at the Ci2013 in Melbourne. Your passion is contagious !" - @sandraaloi10
"Wow magical. I too felt that tingling when @shanghaipeggy talked about her experience when visiting the Himalayas for 1st time #ciglobal" - @grethaoost
"#cisglobal @shanghaipeggy has got me gripped with her eloquence and visualisation of China." - Kate Robertson @KMR_Adelaide29