Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

**UPDATE: We're thrilled to have launched a brand-new website! Check it out here:

Environment China is a weekly bilingual podcast from the Beijing Energy Network. The show features conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts working in the environmental field in China.  We are looking to learn how they do their work, what new strategies and solutions they have found, and why now is the right time for real and positive changes in China’s environmental field.

If you like Environment China, you can subscribe on iTunes here, as well as on other podcast apps, such as Stitcher and Overcast. We also invite you to subscribe to our feed on libsyn here. And if you really like Environment China, you can leave us a comment on iTunes — we really appreciate your support!

Listen to the latest episodes below!

Oct 25, 2021

Today, we have a fascinating discussion about corporate sustainability at one of China's most famous Internet companies. Guan Li, who joins on her own behalf, discusses her work on corporate sustainability in both the US and China and the status of Meituan's efforts on corporate sustainability and waste reduction/recycling.

Guan Li works as Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Meituan Waimai, one of China's largest online food delivery apps. She leads the Meituan Green Tech fund program ( Li has over six years of experience as a corporate sustainability professional. After graduation from Macalester College in St Paul, MN, she worked in sustainability roles at Metro Transit in Minnesota, at Amazon, and at the Chinese food delivery app She has expertise in energy efficiency, carbon emissions calculation, renewable energy, supply chain labor rights, and circular economy.

Time stamps:

0:55 - About Guan Li's work at Meituan

2:16 - The two main strategies: waste reduction and recycling

5:02 - Meituan's role in reducing waste

7:58 - What the data show (or don't show) on waste from food delivery

10:32 - Meituan and carbon neutrality

12:10 - Waste sorting in different cities

13:19 - Green Tech Fund

15:05 - US-China differences