Paulson Institute

Institution: Univ of Chicago

In Brief

2011, Univ of Chicago; ex-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, founder; Advancing Sustainable Growth in the US and China; CEO Council for Sust Urbanization; Annual Urban Sust Conferences

Description

(2011, Chicago; www.paulsoninstitute.org)

“Dedicated to positive relations between the US and China to advance global environmental protection and sustainable economic growth in both countries.” Founded by Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former Secretary of the Treasury and CEO of Goldman Sachs. Programs in China focus on improving climate and air quality, advancing nature conservation, and promoting sustainable cities. In the US, the Institute promotes bilateral cross-border investment that will improve US-China relations and help create jobs. Four program domains: (1) climate change and air quality; (2) conservation (e.g., sustainable soy production by China in South America); (3) cross-border investment (e.g., the US-China Agribusiness Program connecting China’s growing demand for agricultural products to the US agricultural sector, with the aim of spurring innovation and creating jobs); (4) sustainable cities (e.g., the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, launched in 2014 and co-chaired by Paulson and Zeng Peiyan (former Vice Premier of China), a multi-industry platform to encourage 21st century buildings and energy. Paulson is the recent author of Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower (Grand Central Publishing, April 2015, 448p). Many Institute publications on economics, investment, energy, urbanization, technology and agriculture, are downloadable from the website. Henry Paulson Jr, Chair; 34 staff.

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