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03 December, 2020 | (01 hr)

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There is much hope that governments will make the COVID-19 crisis an opportunity to accelerate the global shift towards clean and low-carbon development. Large growth, large emissions’ countries like China matter most. Will China lead the way?

On September 22, China announced that it would be carbon neutral by 2060. But this announcement is not aligned with how COVID-19 infrastructure investment stimulus has been allocated to date.

Join us as we unpack the implications of China’s carbon pledge with Michael McComb, Vice President, Communications and Sustainability at SAP Greater China, and Lauri Myllyvirta, Lead Analyst at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.

By attending this webcast, viewers will be able to answer the following questions:

  • How “green” are China’s COVID-stimulus measures to date?
  • What is the near-term outlook for China’s energy and environment policy?
  • How can business address carbon emission reductions in China?
  • What will it take for China to enduringly shift course towards major decarbonization, and what are the implications for business practice?

Who Should Attend: This discussion may be of interest to anyone working in sustainability, ESG, strategy, government affairs, and related topics.


Michael McComb

Michael McComb
Vice President, Communications and Sustainability
SAP Greater China

Michael leads corporate affairs, communications and sustainability for SAP in Greater China. With 25 years of experience in China, his background includes corporate and consultancy roles with B2B and B2C firms in technology, media, and financial services. At SAP, Europe’s largest technology...Full Bio

Lauri Myllyvirta

Lauri Myllyvirta
Lead Analyst
Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air

Lauri has worked for the past decade as an energy analyst covering coal consumption and air pollution issues across Asia. His research covers coal consumption and CO2 trends, sources of air pollution as well as the overcapacity situation in China's coal-fired power and steel industry. Lauri has a...Full Bio

Minji Xie

Minji Xie
Research Analyst, China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

Minji Xie is a research analyst at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business, based in Beijing. Her research focuses on corporate citizenship and philanthropy engagement and civil society development, as well as corporate sustainability practices in China.

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Anke Schrader

Anke Schrader (Moderator)
Research Director, the China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

Anke Schrader leads the research of The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business on corporate citizenship, sustainability, and human capital. Her current research interests include corporate sustainability practices, measurement, and reporting; corporate ...Full Bio

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