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Peggy Liu, Chairperson, JUCCCE, China

Peggy Liu



Peggy, Chairperson and co-founder of JUCCCE, is an internationally recognised expert on China's energy landscape. JUCCCE is a non-profit organisation dedicated to changing the way China creates and uses energy, because a green China is the key to a healthy world. JUCCCE is well-known for its effectiveness in carrying out system changing programs and for fostering international collaboration with China.

She is also an executive advisor to Marks & Spencer on sustainable retailing, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Consumption 2012-14, an advisor to GE's Global Insight Network. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture 2011, and an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008.

Peggy was honoured as the Hillary Step for Climate Change Solutions in 2012, a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009, the Hillary Laureate of 2010 for climate change leadership, a Forbes "Women to Watch in Asia" in 2010, a Huffington Post "Greatest Person of the Day" in 2011, a top 25 innovative business leaders of China Business News Weekly 2012.

In Chinese press, she has been recognised as a green leader on covers and in features such as Global Times (“Green Goddess”), Beijing Tatler (“Green Miracle”), Vogue China ("3 Women Who Better the World"), Psychologies (“10 Green Handkerchiefs award”), L’Officiel, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Rui Li, Southern People Weekly, Shanghai Daily, The Bund, 21st Century Herald, China Daily, QQ, Sohu.com.

In 2007, Peggy organised the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China from which JUCCCE was formed. This forum was the first public dialogue between US and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China.

Prior to JUCCCE she was a venture capitalist in Shanghai. In the 1990's Peggy was on the cover of "Red Herring Hits" as an Internet pioneer in Silicon Valley heading Channel A, one of the earliest e-commerce companies. Other executive positions in Silicon Valley included General Manager of Consumer Applications at Zaplet, a dynamic email communications platform, and VP of Marketing at SeeUthere.com. Peggy also served as a management consultant at McKinsey, a software product manager for Internet Chameleon - the first graphical user interface for surfing the Internet on Windows, product manager for Symantec C++ and Norton OEM products, and a computer programmer.

She is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and completed a program in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Areas of Interest

Clean Energy
Collaborative Leadership