Workshop Title:

Environmental Economics and Sustainable Business


September 26th, 2024 (GMT+8)


International College Beijing, China Agricultural University


  • Environmental Economics
  • Sustainable Business
  • SDGs
  • Policy Research

Workshop Chair:

Dr. Li Chai
Associate Professor in China Agricultural University

Personal Bio:

Dr. Chai is an Associate Professor at China Agricultural University. His research interests include environmental economics, environmental sustainability, coupled human and natural systems, etc. He has published over 30 research articles as the first/corresponding author in the high-quality SCI/SSCI journals including Nature Sustainability, World Development, Resources Conservation & Recycling, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Science of the Total Environment, etc. He serves as an expert in NGOs such as FAO of the United Nations, and in the leading enterprises, such as Alibaba, Tencent, CIECC, etc. He also serves as the Guest Editor for SCI journals including Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, Frontiers in Nutrition, and Sustainability.

Workshop Committee Members:

Dr. Aoyu Hou China Agricultural University
Dr. Bing Liu China Agricultural University

Workshop Description:


The Environmental Economics and Sustainable Business Workshop, hosted by China Agricultural University, offers participants the latest knowledge and tools to seamlessly integrate environmental sustainability into their business strategies. At the forefront of tackling global challenges, the workshop explores the nexus between economics and environmental science, highlighting the economic advantages of sustainable practices. Participants will explore the valuation of natural resources, the impact of environmental policies, and the innovation of green technologies. Leading experts will present cutting-edge insights on how businesses can succeed in a sustainable economy, emphasizing the economic incentives for environmental improvement. This event invites a diverse group of academics and industry professionals from fields such as sustainable finance, renewable energy, eco-friendly technology, and policy development to engage and contribute, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and collaborative progress toward sustainable business solutions.


The Environmental Economics and Sustainable Business Workshop is dedicated to addressing the critical challenge of aligning economic growth with environmental preservation. In a world where environmental issues are gaining unprecedented focus, the necessity for viable strategies that encourage economic prosperity alongside ecological stewardship is more crucial than ever. This workshop seeks to facilitate a cross-disciplinary dialogue on sustainable development, touching on areas such as environmental economics, the repercussions of climate change, sustainable energy solutions, digitalization in economic practices, policy innovation, and other pertinent subjects. It serves as an international forum for researchers to share and debate the newest advances in these domains. Moreover, the workshop provides an invaluable opportunity for scholars and students to exchange ideas and stay abreast of recent progress in environmental economics and sustainable business practices. Our research is committed to demystifying the intricacies of marrying economic and environmental objectives, delivering practical knowledge that enables communities, enterprises, and policy makers to make well-rounded decisions for the dual benefit of our global economy and the planet.

Scope and Information for Participants:

Topics related to the workshop theme -- "Environmental Economics and Sustainable Business" -- are particularly encouraged, including:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Corporate environmental performance
  • Corporate ESG
  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • Sustainable FDI
  • Policy Innovation for Sustainability
  • Eco-friendly Business Models
  • Resource Valuation and Conservation
  • Green Technology Innovation
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Venue:

    China Agricultural University, No. 17 Qinghua East Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100083


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