“Dynamic Solutions for a Sustainable Future”

December 8-11

December 9

 

9:00 - 10:00

Opening  Ceremony

Opening  remarks by Dr. David Moser,  Associate Dean of Yenching Academy

Dr. Daniel Kammen (Class  of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy, University of California,  Berkeley; Director, Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory)

International  Partnerships to Advance Clean Energy Innovation and Action

10:00 - 11:30

Panel Session 1

Green Finance & Technology

•     Mr. Mathias Lund Larsen (Director  of International Outreach,  International Institute of Green Finance)

•      Mr. Tao Ze (President, China  Foundation Center)

•     Mr. Tonny Xie (Founder & Director,  Innovation Center for Clean Air Solutions)

•     Dr. Zhang Xinjing (Associate Professor at  Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Panel moderator: Dr.  Mei Fengqiao (Associate Professor,  PKU College of Environmental Science &  Engineering)

Climate  Governance & Policy

•      Dr. Qi Ye (Director,  Brookings-Tsinghua Center)

•     Mr. Phillip McMaster (Co-Director,  China at World Sustainability Organization; Founder, The McMaster Institute)

•      Ms. Julie Broussard (Country Head, UNWomen China)

•     Dr. Paolo Farah (Assistant Professor of Public Administration, West Virginia University)

Panel moderator: Ms. Diana Parusheva-Lowery (Partnership Director, Beijing Energy Network)

11:30 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Panel Session 2

Citizen Science for Sustainability

•     Ms. Kendall Bitonte (External  Relations Coordinator, Global  Environmental Institute)

•      Mr. Andrew Tsui (Co-Founder, Rooftop Republic)

•     Ms. Xiaoyuan “Charlene” Ren (Founder  & Director, MyH2O)

Panel  moderator: Dr. Zhang Shiqiu (Professor,  PKU School of Environmental Science & Engineering) 

Sustainable  Business & Corporate Environmental Responsibility

•     Ms. Karen Cao (Senior Advisor for “Green Belt  and Road Initiatives” & “Green  Supply Chains,” U.S. Environmental Defense  Fund)

•     Ms. Virginia Tan (Co-Founder &  President, Lean In China)

•     Mr. Rui “Raymond” Zhang (Advisory Committee Member, China Social  Investment Forum; Managing Director, SynTao Green Finance)

Panel moderator: Pedro Henrique Batista Barbosa (PhD Student in International Politics at Renmin  University of China and Brazilian Diplomat)

 

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:00

Campus Tour

16:00 - 17:30

Innovative  Solutions Hub: Pitch Workshops

•     Judge 1: Dr. Chen Dongmin (Professor, PKU  School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

•     Judge 2: Mr. Charlie Müller (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Future GmbH)

•     Judge 3: Ms. Virginia Tan (Co-Founder &  President, Lean In China)

 

Communication  Workshop (for  all presenting delegates)

•      Mr Mike Gropp (Partner &  Facilitator, Lead With Words)

16:00 - 17:30

Workshop:  Sustainable Enterprises in China

•      Mr Andrew Tsui (Co-Founder, Rooftop Republic)

December 10

9:00 - 10:20

Interactive  Workshops 1

 

Citizen Science for Sustainability

•     Dr. Peng Kui (Program Manager of the Ecological  Conservation & Community Development Program, Global Environmental Institute)

Title of workshop: “Citizen Science Supporting  Western China's Ecological Conservation & Sustainable Rural Development”

 

Green Finance & Technology

•     Philip Mc Master McMaster (Co-Director,  China at World Sustainability Organization; Founder, The McMaster Institute)

Title of workshop: “How Blockchain Saved the World – by Solving the  17PlusONE Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations”

 

10:30 - 11:50

Interactive  Workshops 2

Sustainable  Business & Corporate Environmental Responsibility

•      Mr. Patrick Robertson, (China Head, Smart Air)

Title of  workshop:  "The Story of  Smart Air and DIY (Do It Yourself) Solutions”

 

Climate Governance & Policy

•     Ms. Yao Zhe (Strategic Climate Communications  Officer, China Dialogue)

Title of  workshop: “NGOs, Media, and the Public in Climate Action”

12:00 - 17:00

Site Visit

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing  Economic & Technological Development Zone

18:00 - 19:00

Closing  remarks by Dr. David Moser,  Associate Dean of Yenching Academy

 

Closing Keynote

“Global  Network of Innovation of Incubation Centres and China’s Global Strategy for  the 21st Century”

 

•     Prof. C.S. Kiang (CEO, Sustainable  Development Technology Foundation; Former Chairman, PKU Environment Fund;  Founding Dean of the College of Environmental Sciences, PKU)

 

“Towards Environmental Challenges: Innovative  Solutions”

 

•     Prof. Zhou Jinfeng (Secretary General, China  Biodiversity Conservation & Green Development Foundation)

19:00 - 21:00

Innovative Solutions  Hub: Final Pitch Presentations

Closing  remarks by Dr. Yuan Ming, Dean of  Yenching Academy, to conclude the Innovative Solutions Hub and thank all  delegates and speakers

 

Delegates  conclude the 2017 Yenching Social Innovation Forum with final pitch  presentations, and receive feedback from expert judges and audience members

 

•   Judge 1: Dr. Dongmin Chen (Professor, PKU  School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

•   Judge 2: Mr. Charlie Müller (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Futury GmbH)

•   Judge 3: Ms. Virginia Tan (Co-Founder &  President, Lean In China)

•   Judge 4: Mr. Biman Liyanage (Founder &  CEO, CirQ Technologies)

•   Judge 5: Mr. Wang Chaoyang (Founder & CEO,  ChinaEquity Group)

•   Judge 6: Prof. Zhou Jinfeng (Secretary  General, China Biodiversity Conservation & Green Development Foundation)

Conference program