Future Academy

*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PAST PROJECT*

The Future Academy, inaugurated in the Spring of 2014, is a platform to develop talented young entrepreneurs for sustainability leadership. Through our network of professionals from China and globally, we empower and build the capacity of the students to be capable of leading a prosperous, low carbon future. 

More than 100 students each year are trained and mentored through internships, field trips, case studies of top Chinese companies, and business skills learning. 

In 2015 we are convening the best expertise and insights from mentors and CEO leaders to inspire youths to lead and innovate:

  • 100 young entrepreneurs and professionals on corporate 'net positive' leadership and innovation
  • 50 banking and financing professionals on climate finance
  • 20 Chinese CEOs on sustainability strategy and management
  • 10 Chinese companies on sustainability competitiveness
  • Five young entrepreneurs for growth mentorship

A partnership, The Future Academy 2014 focused on Corporate Sustainability Leadership and Innovation, an EMBA-modeled program focused on six Chinese company cases. 􀀁You can read more about our 2014 achievements below, as well as see modules and mentors that make up Future Academy 2015.

You can visit and join our Future Academy LinkedIn group to discuss low carbon leadership and network with alumni and fellow professionals.

To find out more about Future Academy, please contact Jing Wang, Media and Event Manager, The Climate Group.

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  • Mentors

    Steering Committee Members 2015

    Changhua Wu, Greater China Director of The Climate Group and Founding President of the Future Academy

    Kangbin Zheng, CEO of Tekonet and previously Head of Private Business Department at Asia Development Bank

    Yunhuan Tong, Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University and previously Deputy Dean

    Erming Xu, Professor at Remin University of China, School of Business, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School

    Shiqiu Zhang, President of Environmental and Economic Research Institute of Peking University

    Guochen Liu, CFO and COO of Elion Resources Group

    Xiande Zhao, Deputy Dean of School of Business Administration of South China University of Technology

    Yuli Zhang, Deputy Dean of School of Business of Nankai University

    Junfeng Li, Director-General of NCSC of National Development and Reform Commission

    Min Wang, President of School of Design of China Central Academy Of Fine Arts

    Sanxing Cao, Vice Deputy Dean of New Media Research Center of Communication University of China

    DongxiaoZhang, Dean of School of Engineering of Peking University

    CEO Mentors 2015

     

    Yusuo Wang, Chairman of the Board, ENN Energy Holdings

    Wenbiao Wang, Chairman of the Board, Elion Resoures Group

    Xiaohong Han, CEO, CimingCheckup

    Zhongwei Ma, CEO, Magnetic Valley Group

    Xinli Zhu, Chairman of the Board, HuiyuanJuice

    Expert Panel 2015

    Hua Wang, Director-General of Social Department of Ministry of Environmental Protection

    Yi Wang, Director-General of Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Kejun Jiang, Leading Expert of ERI of National Development and Reform Commission

    LiyanWang, Professor at Peking University Guanghua School of Management

    Guangyuan Tao, Director of DENA

    Zhenli Huang, Director-General of National Research Center for Sustainable Hydropower

    Dongning Yang, Associate Professor at Peking University Guanghua School of Management

    Zhongmin Shen, Partner of Hudson Clean Energy Partners

    Peiyuan Guo, CEO of SinTao

    Zhanzhong Shi, Deputy Dean of Antai College of Economics & Management Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Visit and join our Future Academy LinkedIn group to discuss low carbon leadership and network with alumni and fellow professionals.

  • Modules

    The Future Academy is made up of 10 modules which utilize networks, wisdom and resources: Climate Financing, Knowledge Foundation, Lecture Hall, Eco-City, International Peers' Classes, Customized Courses, Global Trotting, Leadership Guidance, Growth Mentoring and CEO Club.

    Here's a little more information on some of the key modules. For more, visit TheFutureAcademy.cn

    Kickoff - The search for future leaders project

    • Inspire young leaders to find business startup opportunities
    • Allow them to be creative and innovative in finding solutions to the problems that the case companies are facing
    • Forming new partnerships through connecting corporates with young leaders
    • The Search for Future Leaders Project aims to increase the Future Academy brand recognition as well as maximizing social influence.

    Knowledge Foundation

    A 5-day course for fellows to gain a comprehensive and systemic understanding on different issues in sustainable development in the following areas: Sustainable Development; Energy Strategy; Green Financing; Water Resource Management; and Environment Governance.

    With speakers including: Yi Wang, Director-General of Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Kejun JiangLeading Researcher at ERI of NDRC; Zhenli Huang Director-General of National Research Center for Sustainable Hydropower; Kangbin Zheng, CEO of The Future Ark Institute, Previously Head of Private Sector Investment at ADB; and Hua Wang, Director-General of Social Department of Ministry of Environmental Protection.

    Lecture Hall

    This module consists of 10 companies over 10 weekends. This includes:

    • Interaction with mentors and case study companies. An innovation in learning, we offer the business insights on-site and face to face with business CEOs.
    • Advisory. Under mentors' guidance, fellows deep-dive into case company's core business to address some critical issues companies face.
    • Case study promotion and online education. Online and offline communication of case studies and courses is a critical element for the Academy to become a lead platform of continued education that focuses on sustainability. 

    The 2015 case study companies are:

    1. Elion Resources Group
    2. China HuiyuanJuice Group Limited
    3. CimingCheckup
    4. Royal DSM
    5. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
    6. Trina Solar
    7. Tianjin LishenBattery Joint-Stock Co.,Ltd
    8. Magnetic Valley Group
    9. BAIC BJEV
    10. 91jinrong

    Climate Finacing

    Climate finance by definition is a series of finance and investment decisions and activities to address global climate change and the implementation of related institutional arrangements. The Future Academy will launch and develop a new module on climate finance in 2015, tailored to different audiences, including one-day, three-day and one-year sessions, from financial institutions and related industries. This will be a case-study-based module, focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency finacing, financing structure, CDM carbon market, green credits, and public-private financing.

  • Achievements

    Steering Committee Members 2014

    Changhua Wu, Greater China Director of The Climate Group and Founding President of the Future Academy

    Feng Jia, Director-General of CEEC Ministry of Environmental Protection

    Kangbin Zheng, CEO of Tekonet and previously Head of Private Business Department at Asia Development Bank

    Yunhuan Tong, Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University and previously Deputy Dean

    Erming Xu, Professor at Remin University of China, School of Business, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School

    Shiqiu Zhang, President of Environmental and Economic Research Institute of Peking University

    CEO Mentors 2014

    Lun Feng, Chairman of the Board, Vantone Group

    Topic: Sustainable Real Estate

    Wenbiao Wang, Chairman of the Board The Elion Group

    Topic: Ecological Economics

    Yue Zhang, Chairman and CEO, The Broad Group

    Topic: Sustainable Building

    Weizhong Feng, CEO, Shanghai Waigaoqiao No.3 Power Generation Company

    Topic: Clean Coal

    Xianfu Han, Chairman of the Board, Xin Ao Concrete Group

    Topic: Waste to Resource

    Jie Chen, CEO, Shanghai Shenzhou Vehicle Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Company

    Topic: Green Transportation

    Expert Panel 2014

    JunFeng Li, Director-General of NCSC of National Development and Reform Commission

    Yi Wang, Director-General of Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Kejun Jiang, Leading Expert of ERI of National Development and Reform Commission

    Liyan Wang, Professor at Peking University Guanghua School of Management

    Guangyuan Tao, Director of DENA

    Lai Peng, Managing Director of Sustainability in Asia Pacific at Accenture

    Dongning Yang, Associate Professor at Peking University Guanghua School of Management

    Zhongmin Shen, Partner of Hudson Clean Energy Partners

    Peiyuan Guo, CEO of SinTao

    Zhanzhong Shi, Deputy Dean of Antai College of Economics & Management Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    Case development

    • Six Chinese corporate cases
    • Eight international corporate cases

    Best Knowledge Network

    • 6 CEO Mentors
    • 10 Corporate Senior Executives’ Lectures
    • 6 Steering Committee Mentors
    • 20 Expert Panel Members’ Lectures
    • Five Academic Partners
    • 40 Outstanding Fellows
    • 99% Satisfaction
    • 100% Willing to recommend to others

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    Don't forget to visit and join our Future Academy LinkedIn group to discuss low carbon leadership and network with alumni and fellow professionals.

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