Leading diabetes pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk interviews JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu on rising problems of diabetes in urban China. What’s cooking in the urban kitchen? Unfortunately in many city kitchens, the answer is either not much or something pre-made, easy and not always the healthiest. Preparing meals at home can be challenging for the millions living in cities. Everything from long work days to cheap and convenient fast food options makes choosing to cook fre
Around 250 young passionate minds listened to JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu’s keynote speech on the Sustainable Development Goals at the Global Issues Network Conference at Shanghai Community International School (SCIS). The conference connected middle school students from all over Asia with the theme of “engineering the future”. #Press #Sustainability #GlobalIssuesNetworkConference #SustainableDevelopmentGoals
(Note: The following post was featured in the blog section of the Huffington Post.) Chinese kids are in a health crisis. Both the chubby little Emperor in a city and the malnourished Chinese kid in a rural village suffer from the downward spiral of changing diets -- from fresh-cooked meals to processed convenience foods loaded with sugars and salts. In one generation, the percentage of Chinese children who are overweight skyrocketed from 5% to 20%. Barry Popkin, a professor o
(Note: The following post is featured in the May 2015 edition of OurPlanet, the magazine of the UN Environment Program.) When Cui Fengqing was 16, she was sent from Shanghai to a rural village to plant vegetables in a commune. Every year, the local government sent her household a block of frozen raw eggs so they could celebrate the New Year with egg dumplings. For seven years, she had no meat in her meals. Until she was in her 50s, she didn’t go grocery shopping and didn’t co
The Hult Business School (Shanghai) Visionary Leader Speaker Series invited Peggy Liu, JUCCCE Chairperson, to speak on driving and realizing the China Dream. Peggy joins speakers like Arianna Huffington and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, in this series, in which the world’s greatest minds share how they turned their idea into reality. Read the full article at: http://www.hult.edu/news/hult-international-business-school-launches-visionary-speaker-series-press-release/ #Press #H
There is an impressive list of McKinsey alumni who are changing the world with extraordinary passion and focus, including Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) chair, Peggy Liu. The non-profit, which she created is at the forefront of sustainability in China. It was a random conversation over peanuts and a Diet Coke that brought me to McKinsey. My dad was sitting next to someone from McKinsey on a flight home and told me it sounded like a great place to work.
JUCCCE Chairperson, Peggy Liu, was one of 160 winners of major environmental awards from 44 countries to sign an appeal to the world’s philanthropists and foundations to use their financial power against global warming. The ‘Environmental Laureates’ Declaration on Climate Change’ was published in the International New York Times a week before a UN Climate Summit for world leaders in New York. #Press #ClimateChange #EnvironmentalAwardWinners #EnvironmentalPrize #GlobalWarming