On July 27th, 2020, nearly 100 community and business leaders across the United States joined the latest installment of the CGCC E-Connects Series – a webinar titled, “Leadership Story Time: Business Continuity and CSR Best Practices during COVID-19.”
The webinar convened a panel of distinguished business executives from leading Chinese companies from the Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Finance and Construction sectors, operating in the United States, to share best practices on how to be a responsible corporate citizen during COVID-19.
Panelists discussed how their companies responded to the virus during the early months of 2020, and what measures are now being taken to keep business operational, employees safe, and communities supported. Panelists answered questions about their long-term plans for business continuity and CSR to which all agreed CSR has taken a priority in their business objectives moving forward. Working together with U.S. stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19 was the prevailing consensus.
Since March 12th, CGCC and CGCC Foundation, together with its regional chapters and member companies, including those companies represented in the July 27th webinar, have donated more than 3.8 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to more than 50 U.S. hospitals and clinics and 20 government agencies in 20 states across America.
The panel discussion was moderated by Ernst & Young Partner Shau Zhang, and included International Vitamin Corporation (IVC) Senior Vice President Veena Chillar, China Telecom (Americas) Vice President Luis Fiallo, CRRC Sifang America Vice President Haitao Qu, Bank of China U.S.A. Chief Communications Officer Peter Reisman and Sany America General Manager Mengtao Xie.
CGCC extends great appreciation to all the panelists and participants. We also extend special thanks to the CGCC-D.C. team for successfully leading this webinar.
About China General Chamber of Commerce-USA
Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. Its membership consists of more than 1,500 Chinese and U.S. companies, 54 of which are ranked on the 2019 Fortune Global 500. CGCC’s mission is to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities. CGCC conducts extensive research and provides a broad range of programs, services, and resources to its members and key stakeholders in an effort to foster the mutual understanding, trust, and engagement between China and the U.S. As of 2019, CGCC’s Chinese member companies have cumulatively invested over $123 billion, employ more than 220,000 people, and support over one million jobs throughout the United States.
CGCC is a national organization and includes CGCC-New York (CGCCUSA-HQ), CGCC-Chicago, CGCC-Houston, CGCC-Los Angeles, CGCC-San Francisco and CGCC-Washington D.C.
About CGCC Foundation
Established in 2014, CGCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The mission of CGCC Foundation is to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and China through research, public charity and engagement in economic, cultural and social exchanges.