Markets

For Dr. Becker from BMW Group, Los Angeles is a Globally Significant Urban Mobility Laboratory

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Dr. Thomas Becker

Dr. Becker points to the opportunity to be found in Los Angeles, with its near-unique abundance of resources and political will, to innovate and implement mobility solutions and provide a paradigm-shifting model for markets around the world.

CARB's Mary Nichols Addresses Automaker's  Split Support for California's Emissions Waiver

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Mary Nichols

CARB's Mary Nichols addresses the state’s ongoing regulatory battles with the federal government over the California's efforts on air quality and climate action.

World Trade Center-LA CEO Stephen Cheung on Value of Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

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Stephen Cheung

WTC-LA's Stephen Cheung urges increased attention to foreign partnerships and strategic market analysis to ensure Los Angeles remains an attractive and competitive player in the global marketplace.

California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis & China Commercial Affairs Minister Hong Zhu on China-California Trade Relations

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Eleni Kounalakis

Lt. Gov. Kounalakis and Minister Hong Zhu emphasize the value of continued openness and cooperation between China and California as trade tensions with the US remain unresolved.

VX 2019: Commercializing Carbon-to-Value Innovations

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At VerdeXchange 2019, impact investors and climate scientists examined the challenge of commercializing innovative “carbon-to-value” technologies and their potential to transform industries, policy regimes, and climate action paradigms.

Open Letter: A Sustainable Economic Arizona-Mexico Relationship

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Maryanne Weiss

Maryanne Weiss, president of Gustare Ltd. and CEO of VerdeXchange Arizona, has penned an op-ed on the importance of a sustainable economic relationship between Arizona and Mexico. She argues that collaboration and productive teamwork are necessary for the growth of the region. Weiss points out that two G20 nations sharing a border surely offers an opportunity for collective endeavors, around climate and otherwise, that must not be missed. To learn more about VX Arizona, visit www.vxaz.com.

Prime Minister Abe, Caroline Kennedy, and Penny Pritzker Celebrate Japan-US Trade & Investment Relationship

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Caroline Kennedy

On May 1, 2015, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe ended his visit to the US in Los Angeles, appearing at the Biltmore Hotel for an event organized by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). VX News presents edited excerpts from the proceedings, beginning with JETRO Chair Hiroyuki Ishige, who notes the positive impact of the prime minister’s comprehensive set of economic reforms known as “Abenomics.” Prime Minister Abe, US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, and US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker each give their perspective on the past, present, and, especially, future of US-Japan trade relations, urging private sector investment along with the regulatory framework of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to strengthen the two countries’ mutually beneficial relationship.

Bloomberg Champions the Private Sector’s Critical Role in Addressing Climate Change

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Michael Bloomberg

CEO of Bloomberg L.P. and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke to Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp during the 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York last month. Reflecting on his career in business, philanthropy, and politics, Bloomberg emphasizes the private sector’s essential role in effecting greenhouse gas reductions. He comments on his current role at the United Nations, which has led him to consider the energy challenges facing countries like India and China. Finally, Bloomberg encourages environmentalists to “get tough” in the face of public-sector paralysis.