Speakers
Michael Zhang
Co-founder of China ESG Alliance
Sustainability Lead of Microsoft GCR

Michael Zhang Qiang has been serving critical roles across various Multinational companies. With Sustainability target as core value, Michael Zhang Qiang has deep industry knowledge and experience across Financial Services, healthcare and EV. As veteran with 17 years’ strategic consulting and product marketing experience, Michael Zhang Qiang is an expert on how to build a business feedback loop with various stakeholders in new areas. To tackle ESG challenges across the key industries, Michael Zhang Qiang started China ESG Alliance initiative jointly with Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange, Microsoft China, Lenovo, L’Oreal China, plus 16 impactful originations in 2023. Michael Zhang Qiang is the Coordinating Representative of the International Advisory Committee of Shanghai Climate Week since December 2023. Michael Zhang Qiang holds the MBA certificate in LSE.


Event Introduction
Tech Talks
 · 06/27 (Day 3)
Reimagine Food
4.2H - Silk Road Hall
Business Sustainability: The Cost-Experience Balance
15:15
Accelerator for Sustainable Transformation: Cross-Border Innovation with Microsoft AI

From strategic planning to practical execution, Microsoft leverages AI for cross-industry innovation in sustainable development, aiding diverse sectors in overcoming challenges associated with sustainable practices. With the assistance of AI, businesses will find tasks such as understanding ESG principles, drafting ESG reports, and conducting carbon emission calculations to be significantly more efficient.

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Tech Talks
 · 06/27 (Day 3)
Reimagine Food
4.2H - Silk Road Hall
Business Sustainability: The Cost-Experience Balance
15:40
[Panel Discussion] Technology-Driven Sustainable Business Model

Technology will surely provide a solution to environmental problems such as carbon emissions and plastic pollution. What are the challenges to sustainability in business practice? What solutions does technology bring? Taking a look around the world, what advanced sustainable business models are worth learning from?

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