Peggy Liu is Chairperson of JUCCCE, an NGO at the heart of the greening of China since 2007. Peggy is one of the most impactful environmentalists globally. She catalyzed China’s leaps into clean energy, Smart Grid, ecocities, efficient lighting, green bonds, and sustainable diets. Her efforts have helped a billion and a half people leapfrog towards personal and planetary health.
For this, Peggy was awarded the Hillary Step, the “Nobel” for climate change solutionists; “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. ; CEO Magazine named her a “Top 20 Sustainability Thought Leader 2023”; The Economist called “one of the most innovative thinkers in Asia”; and press dubbed her the “Green Goddess of China”.
Today, Peggy shares with communities, governments and companies around the world the lessons she learnt in scaling societal movements by successfully tackling China’s toughest environmental health challenges. Peggy’s “Tornado Leadership” lessons empower visionaries to curate societal change and bring in a better future faster.
She has taught 1000 mayors and central government officials across China how to build ecocities. Her workshops on reimagining prosperity sustainably have been used to birth the National slogan “China Dream”, used in Britain, and to reimagine Pakistani Dream 2047. She is an Sr. Executive Advisor to the sovereign Nation of Hawaii.
As a global speaker, Peggy believes that the most helpful skill is heart-based storytelling, and that cultural translators will have the most important roles of the next generation. She is the best-selling author of “Mesmerize the Media: Maximize Your Impact With more Press” on transformational speaking.
Previously, Peggy was a venture capitalist and McKinsey consultant. She was dubbed an “Internet Pioneer” in Silicon Valley for founding one of the earliest ecommerce companies. She is an MIT-trained electrical engineer and completed public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School and National University of Singapore.