PwC appoints China climate policy specialist to UK Sustainability team

February 25th, 2012 by PwC

Allan Zhang, PwC specialist in China climate change policy and sustainable business (click image to expand - image courtesy of PwC)

PwC have appointed Allan Zhang, a specialist in China climate change policy and sustainable business to the firm’s UK Sustainability and Climate Change team.

Allan previously led the PwC sustainability and climate change team based in Beijing, China and joins the UK team on a two year secondment.

He will support the firm’s public and private sector clients in understanding and addressing sustainability and climate change issues in China.

Malcolm Preston, global lead sustainability and climate change, PwC said “Allan’s secondment comes at a critical point in climate change and sustainability agenda for China, and businesses operating there. The 12th Five Year Plan was a clear indication that the pace is picking up on environmental and sustainability issues. With the scale of their economic growth and impact, it will move the issues to the heart of national and global competitiveness for businesses operating in China.”

Allan is a specialist in Chinese sustainability and climate change policy, including carbon management, environmental due diligence, CSR strategy, reporting and life cycle assessment.

He has extensive experience providing support to international brand name companies to help them develop carbon and CSR policies, identify risks and liabilities in transactions, ensure compliance with national or specific industry standards and assess the environmental impacts of business operations.

He has previously worked with PwC’s Economics team in the UK, and the firm’s China Business Desk supporting inward and overseas investment linked to China.

Prior to joining PwC, he worked in China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (presently MOFCOM) for 13 years, and was Director for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Asia-Europe Meeting affairs.


PwC’s global sustainability and climate change team  works with public and private sector clients, NGOs, private entrepreneurs, policy makers and think tanks delivering the complete range of advisory and delivery services related to sustainability and climate change, risk analysis and performance measurement tools, climate modelling, measurement and reporting.

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