About Race to Zero

The goal of Race to Zero is to encourage and equip companies to drive further toward zero-carbon, zero-waste business practices across their operations, particularly in China.

The initiative convenes business, technical, and government stakeholders to explore policy and operational best practices in reducing emissions and waste, particularly in China. Race to Zero also highlights corporate commitments, with the goal of inspiring others.

The race toward a low-carbon economy is on.

Watch our video to find out more about Race to Zero

Why join Race to Zero?

To compete and win in the global market, businesses must find ways to do more with less. Being best in class requires a zero-carbon, zero-waste approach. These are the new rules of the road.

The strongest players stay ahead by investing early in cutting-edge technologies and developing smart business strategies that mitigate environmental and economic risks. This is especially true in China, where the government has prioritized building a low-carbon economy.

Reducing emissions and waste brings real competitive advantage and tangible returns on investment. Consumers are willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact – particularly in Asia.

By embracing more sustainable business practices, companies can lead the way in the global transition to a lower-carbon economy. It’s a win for business, consumers, and the environment.

Who is behind Race to Zero?

Race to Zero is an initiative of the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, co-convened by former U.S. Treasury Secretary, Henry M. Paulson, Jr., and former Vice Premier of China, Zeng Peiyan. Working with executives from some of the largest businesses operating in the two countries, and representing diverse sectors such as manufacturing, retail, technology, finance, automotive and urban planning, together we're calling on all businesses to join Race to Zero by publicly committing to drive toward zero-carbon, zero-waste business practices.

Our Partners

  • Business Renewables Center
  • China Entrepreneur Club
  • C-Team
  • KPMG
  • SEE
  • SynTao
  • We Mean Business
  • WWF (China)

Media Partner

  • Harvard Business Review