COP28 Agenda

ESG and Enterprise Accounting:

From Ambition to Accountability—Pathways for Enterprises to Net Zero

When 13:15-14:45 (CN)
05:15-06:45 (UK)
(Dec 8) 21:15-22:45 (SF)
Where Energy Foundation China Pavilion, China Pavilion EXPO 2020 (Green Zone), X583+2CW Sunrise Avenue - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Time: December 9, 2023, 09:15-10:45 (Dubai Time)


The climate ambitions of multinational enterprises will impact the environmental performance of countries around the world. As leading actors, proactive enterprises can impose sustainability standards or encourage green technology transfers that, in some cases, could affect millions of producers and accelerate the climate transition. How to promote enterprises to play a leading role in technological innovation, how to actively confront obstacles to low-carbon technologies and industries, and how to accelerate rapid low-carbon technology globalization in a complex geopolitical environment have become urgent issues to be solved.

Energy Foundation China, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and China Entrepreneurs Forum plan to hold the COP28 Entrepreneur Initiative on December 9, 2023, in Dubai. The event aims to provide a cross-border platform for Chinese and international enterprises, academic institutions, and relevant decision-makers to discuss the concept of green development, promote green technology innovation and green transition in enterprises’ climate change mitigation strategies, and promote international cooperation for innovative development.


Moderator: Han Wei, Director of Projects, President's Office, Energy Foundation China

Welcome Remarks:

  • Zou Ji, CEO & President, Energy Foundation China


Guiding questions:

  • What are experiences and lessons learnt from cases in different sectors on carbon accounting?
  • How to conduct collaboration towards standardized systems: accounting and reporting standards?
  • How to better integrate carbon accounting with ESG?
  • How to build the enabling environment to motivate enterprise ambition on carbon reduction?

Keynote Speeches: (25mins, 6 mins each)

  • Levin Zhu, Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Tsinghua University, Former President and CEO of China International Capital Corporation
  • Fu Chengyu, former Chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Corp
  • Richard Newell, President and CEO, Resources for the Future
  • Dong Benhong, President of Strategic Development, Alibaba

Panel Discussion: (32 mins, 4 mins each)

  • Yang Lei, Vice President, Institute of Energy, Peking University
  • Meng Li, Deputy Director, Didi Development Research Institute
  • Niu Zhijing, Vice President and ESG Lead of Cainiao Group
  • Laurent Arribe, Senior Manager of Global Initiatives , Bay Area Council
  • Xiaomei Lee, Regional Managing Principal for Gensler Greater China
  • Matthew Anthony, Asset Advisory Lead, Middle East, AECOM
  • Xu Jintao, Professor of the National School of Development, Peking University
  • Zhang Wei, Vice President, GEM Co Ltd.

Open discussion (15 min)


Closing Remarks:

  • Wang Shi, Founder of Vanke Group, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors, Founder of Biosphere 3
  • Jennie Dodson, Senior Director, Policy Advocacy & Member Mobilization & Member of the WBCSD Extended Leadership Group



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