Category: Sustainability

China caps carbon emissions and water, energy consumption

Premier Li Keqiang delivered China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on March 5 to the 12th National People’s Congress. The plan sets forth clear goals for overhauling or eliminating inefficient, outdated, or overcapacity industries and production facilities, increasing renewable energy production,...

After Paris Climate Agreement, What’s Next?

When it comes to forging international agreements the U.S. and Europe are oceans apart from China and Russia in their politics. At the UN, when there is the need for unanimity on the Security Council for action China and Russia...

/ June 8, 2016

Citizen Suits: A Watershed Moment In Environmental Litigation?

As part of China’s effort to emphasize environmental protection, the amended Environmental Protection Law (EPL) went into effect a little more than a year ago. The revisions not only increased public participation, but also enhanced environmental organizations’ ability to file...

/ May 13, 2016

China’s Agricultural Policy and the Urban Labor Shortage

Chinese policymakers’ aim to modernize the country’s agriculture industry and land ownership system could have drastic consequences on the landscape of the workforce.

/ April 25, 2016

Trash or Treasure? Prospects for China’s Recycling Industry

In order to achieve China’s repeatedly signaled desire to be a global leader in climate change, Beijing must reform and regulate the country’s recycling industry, which operates chiefly informally with limited government oversight.

/ April 6, 2016

Break the Vicious Cycles Choking China’s Economy

As China enters a new stage of economic development, the key to continued growth will be reforms aimed to shift the the country’s dependence on investment to more sustainable areas of development.

/ March 21, 2016

GOT MILK?

How Nestlé Won China’s Goodwill Nestlé’s goodwill strategy enables it to balance the two significant, often competing, issues facing companies: creating shareholder value through value-chain activities and using social responsibility to enhance local stakeholder value in China. Of course, a...

/ December 2, 2015
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How One China Strategist Leapt His Own Great Wall

A former China market entry strategist answers questions about the cultural issues of American-Chinese business relations and discusses how American companies should manage these differences. By Ellen Huber When Den Leventhal found himself singing a near-and-dear Hebrew song at a...

/ March 12, 2015

What’s Next for Foundations in China?

Lack of transparency and the wait for new regulations have some companies looking for other options to broaden their social impact in China.by David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, Henry Li, and Jack TseMany multinational corporations (MNCs) aim to develop a well-crafted...

Ethical Supply Chain Management

Last fall’s melamine scandal illustrates the dangers of a less-than-rigorous approach to quality assurance. by Teresa DeLaurentis Companies doing business in China have had difficulty maintaining quality throughout the supply chain, as illustrated by recent food and product safety scandals....

/ May 1, 2009