Zhuli Hess

Program Officer, Environment

Zhuli Hess is a Program Officer in the Environment Program where she leads our grantmaking in China on climate change and clean energy.

Zhuli’s expertise is in strategic planning and execution for international environmental programs, international operations and communications, and policy analysis on China’s environmental governance. Zhuli comes to Hewlett from the Environmental Defense Fund where she was the director of global strategy for the organization’s China program, and led their work focused on sustainable investment under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Previously, Zhuli was at CDP’s green supply chain team, where she oversaw work on a dozen North American multinational corporations’ global supply chains’ environmental footprints, and she served as a consultant for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Uganda and for the Asia Society Policy Institute’s work to link carbon pricing mechanisms in east Asia.

Earlier in her career during the beginning of China’s climate policymaking, Zhuli represented VERRA as its China country director to promote rural climate financing, and served as the deputy director for climate change for the China Beijing Environmental Exchange where she advised government officials and state-owned enterprises on climate mitigation strategies and the design of China’s emerging climate and environmental policies. Zhuli holds a master’s degree in international business and a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature and communications.

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