Peggy Liu: Using technology to improve living standards in China

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, shared her insights on how using technology can improve living standards in China, in a recent podcast.

In the podcast linked below, Peggy talks about spearheading the first public dialogue between U.S. and Chinese officials on clean energy in 2006, helping to pioneer smart grid technology in China, and teaching at the National Academy for Mayors of China on building eco-cities. She candidly shares about the origin of JUCCCE, talks about food systems, climate change, nutrition and eco-cities, and answers the question “What good can come with technological improvements?”

]Listen to the entire podcast here.

Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu is Chairperson of JUCCCE, a non-profit organization creating a livable China. As one of the leaders in China’s sustainability advocacy, her work encompasses ecolivable cities, clean energy, reimagining prosperity, and sustainable diets. Because of her useful contributions in the field, Peggy Liu has been given several accolades including:

  • Time Magazine Hero of the Environment
  • Foreign Policy’s shaper of US-China relations
  • Forbes “Women to Watch in Asia”
  • World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
  • the Hillary Step for Climate Change Solutions
  • China Business News Weekly (“China top 50 innovative business leaders”)
  • Global Times (“Green Goddess”)
  • L’Officiel (“China’s Most Successful Women”)

Prior to pursuing her passion for sustainability, Peggy was a venture capitalist in Shanghai, an ecommerce pioneer in Silicon Valley, a software marketing executive, a McKinsey consultant, and a computer programmer. She graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and completed public policy programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Peggy is currently a professor at China Academy of Governance.

She was also an advisor to several companies like Marks & Spencer, FTSE, HP, World Economic Forum, and the Clinton Global Initiative, The Hillary Institute. She currently does advisory work for The EAT Forum, which focuses on how to feed people sustainably.  She appears regularly in documentaries, news and events such as Discovery Channel, BBC, CNN, TED, WEF, Voice of America.

Peggy has recently been involved in promoting health eating habits in China for the young generation through “A New Way To Eat” program and the documentary “Cities Changing Diabetes”. Peggy Liu has also authored “A New Way to Eat” for United Nations Environment Programme magazine “Our Planet” and  “Kids as Food Heroes: Piloting a New Way to Eat in China” for Huffington Post on Jun 3, 2015.

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