Event Details

In 2017, AmCham China is launching the “Global Distinguished Speaker Series,” a new platform to leverage the global resources of AmCham member companies, and connect our community in China with global thought leaders.

As the first in this series, AmCham is honored to host Dr. Neil C. Hawkins, Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of the Dow Chemical Company. Visiting China from Dow headquarters in the United States, Dr. Hawkins will share his insights about the global trend of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable business. He will also share industry best practices, speak about how business sustainability will be influenced by the Trump administration, and elaborate on Dow’s own practice in designing and implementing a sustainable strategy.

This event is for AmCham China members only, and we welcome members from all industries to join. Please register and pay online in advance to reserve your seats.


9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:20 AM
Opening Remarks and Introduction
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Q & A


  • Neil Hawkins (Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at the Dow Chemical Company)

    Neil Hawkins

    Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at the Dow Chemical Company

    As the Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Vice President for The Dow Chemical Company, Dr. Hawkins drives strategy and implementation for Dow’s sustainability and EH&S programs, including the Company’s recently announced 2025 Sustainability Goals.

    Hawkins is a global leader in the private sector in sustainable business practices, EH&S management, and public policy platforms for global sustainable development, and is the architect of many breakthrough collaborations at the intersections of business, government and society. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); a member of the International Olympics Committee Sustainability and Legacy Commission; chairman of WBCSD’s Green and Natural Infrastructure committee; and a member of the Committee on Global Policy and Government Affairs of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Additionally, he was recently appointed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the first business representative to the High Level Group of the GEO-6 global environment assessment.

    Hawkins holds doctoral and master’s degrees from Harvard University, and is also an alumnus of Georgia Tech.

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  • Anke Schrader (Senior Researcher at The Conference Board Inc. Beijing Representative Office)

    Anke Schrader

    Senior Researcher at The Conference Board Inc. Beijing Representative Office

    Anke Schrader leads China Center research on Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability and Human Capital. Her current research interests include corporate sustainability practices, measurement, and reporting, corporate citizenship and philanthropy engagement, civil society development, demographic changes in China and their implications for business and economic growth, China labor force evolution and development, and the evolving skill sets of China’s workforce. She is also responsible for coordinating China Center research programs, knowledge management and outreach activities to members, institutions, co-operators, and the public. Anke graduated from the University of Konstanz, Germany with a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management.

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Cardholding Member
Member Price RMB 90
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 150
Employee of Member Company
Standard Price RMB 90
Door Price RMB 150

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