Earth Security supports a strategic discussion in China

32 Discussion China

Set amongst the tree tops of the bamboo forests of Zhejiang Province, we supported the BMW Foundation team to design and convene 30 high level participants from emerging economies and European companies, governments and civil society for an eye-to-eye and frank discussion regarding the transition towards a world of shared responsibilities for resources. The meeting in China, from 17-20 July 2014, was the first of a series of Global Tables on Resource Security, organized by BMW Foundation with support of ESG. The next events will take place in Italy, Brazil, Poland, sub-Saharan Africa and Germany. Participants included:

  • Brickell, Julia – Head of Hong Kong Office, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Hong Kong
  • Cai, Solomon – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Globelink China Logistics Ltd., Shanghai
  • Chaudhry, Ravi – Founder and Chairman, CeNext Consulting and Investment, New Delhi
  • Corral, Thais – General Coordinator, REDEH, Rio de Janeiro
  • Datt, Divya – Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi
  • Léautier, Frannie -Managing Partner, Mkoba Fund LLC, Dar-es-Salaam
  • Leisinger, Claudia -Freelance Portrait and Documentary Photographer, London
  • Li, Lailai – China Country Director, World Resources Institute, Beijing
  • Litovsky, Alejandro – Founder and CEO, Earth Security Group, London
  • Low, Cheryl – Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), Beijing
  • Ma, Jun – Founding Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Beijing
  • Maclay, Michael – Executive Chairman, Montrose Associates, London
  • Marton-Lefèvre, Julia – Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gland
  • Militelli, Valeria – Vice President, Cargill Brazil, Sao Paulo
  • Navani, Rajan – Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies, India
  • Oyewole, ‘Dapo – Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister for National Planning, National Planning Commission, Abuja
  • Reiter, Janusz – Chairman, Center for International Relations, Warsaw
  • Roettgen, Norbert – Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, German Bundestag, Berlin
  • Sach, Karsten – Head of Divison, European and International Environmental Policy, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, Berlin
  • Schaefer, Michael – Chairman of the Board of Directors, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Berlin and Munich
  • Scheeren, Ole – Architect and Founder, Buro Ole Scheeren, Beijing
  • Simon, Tobby – Founder and Chairman, Synergia Foundation, Bangalore
  • Sittoni, Pamela Makotsi – Managing Editor, Nation Media Group Limited, Nairobi
  • Skala-­Kuhmann, Astrid – Director Global Partnerships, Emerging Economies, German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), Berlin
  • Yunt, Emre – Director General for Multilateral Economic Affairs, Energy and Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Ankara
  • Zhang, William Y. – Chief Executive Officer, China Great Wall Group Holdings Co., Hong Kong
  • Zhou, Hong – Professor of European Politics and Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing
  • Zipse, Oliver Senior Vice President Corporate Planning and Product Strategy, BMW Group, Munich



The venue for the Global Table, Naked Retreats, Hangzhou

The venue for the Global Table, Naked Retreats, Hangzhou

Alejandro Litovsky, CEO of ESI presents the Global Index Report to frame the strategy and content of the Global Table

Alejandro Litovsky, CEO of Earth Security Group uses the Earth Security Index to frame the strategy of the discussion

Photo credits: Claudia Leisinger