“Visionary political leaders and responsible business leaders alike should work together . . . to pursue economic development on the basis of resource conservation and build a circular economy.”

Hu Jintao, President, People’s Republic of China

The Founders’ Circle is the Center’s premier leadership forum for visionaries and responsible business leaders to demonstrate their commitment to the sustainable future of China and the world.

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our Founders’ Circle members:

Your Support:

  • Makes it possible for the China-U.S. Center to design and develop initiatives that demonstrate in practical ways how commerce, communities and nature can thrive and grow in harmony.
  • Enables training programs to be designed and delivered to senior public and private officials who are making crucial decisions on a daily basis about China’s development.
  • Brings together leading companies, government officials and champions of sustainability in a new form of partnership to chart a course for sustainable development in China, the U.S. and the world.
  • Is tax deductible – the U.S. Secretariat of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development is a 501© (3) non-profit organization.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Engage with senior government officials and leading industry representatives who are charting a sustainable future for China, the U.S. and the world.
  • Participate in the Center’s initiatives and demonstration projects.
  • Recognition as a visionary leader who addresses the needs for developing new solutions necessary to a sustainable future in China, the U.S. and the world.
  • Satisfaction of making a positive difference in how China and the world design a sustainable future.
“If we are to succeed, it is very important to develop a circular economy based on Cradle to Cradle design principles. The China-U.S. Center is doing what China’s central government hopes to achieve and the Center is one step ahead of the central government.”

Deng Nan, Chief Executive Secretary, China Association for Science and Technology

Levels of Participation:

The China-U.S. Center welcomes companies, organizations and individuals to join our efforts by becoming a member of the Founders’ Circle. Members of the Founders’ Circle are annually recognized for their support based on the following levels:


For corporations and organizations with annual revenues of $1 billion and above.


For corporations and organizations with annual revenues less than $1 billion.


For more information and details regarding ways to contribute, please contact us at getinvolved@chinauscenter.org