Sustainability Consortium moves into ChinaSeptember 2013
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) has appointed its first China director, following the inauguration of its partnership with Nanjing University.
Wei Dong Zhou will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of all of The Sustainability Consortium’s projects and relationships in China. He joins TSC with more than 20 years of experience in Chinese government, non-profit organization management, CSR and sustainability strategy, philanthropy and state owner sector and multinational companies.
“The Sustainability Consortium is unique in bringing multiple stakeholders together to create unparalleled opportunity for collaboration and other proactive solutions,” commented Zhou. “I am excited to incorporate knowledge and experience from my past into this outstanding team.”
Nanjing University will serve as the fourth leading academic institution in The Consortium, joining Wageningen University and the two administering universities, Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas.
Nanjing University will work with TSC researchers to identify the social and environmental issues and improvement opportunities associated with consumer products. Research at Nanjing University will be concentrated in the electronics sector, as well as manufactured goods, clothing, footwear and textiles.
By taking into account regional issues and opportunities, TSC believes that its research completed in China will enhance the global validity of its product sustainability criteria. Nanjing University’s network of stakeholders will also strengthen the research and impact of TSC’s work, it maintains.
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