Global Sustainable Infrastructure and Connectivity Summit and Volvo’s Group’s White Paper on Transport Solutions and Connectivity

China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) Initiative places high importance on sustainable construction of infrastructure and transport connectivity, with priorities in energy efficiency, and the reduction of carbon emissions. The Volvo Group, a global expert and thought leader in sustainable transportation solutions, proposed and developed a White Paper analyzing opportunities and challenges within the region, and providing policy on Sustainable Transportation, closely aligned with OBOR. To leverage the White Paper findings, and at the suggestion of Ruder Finn, Volvo hosted a Global Sustainable Infrastructure and Connectivity Summit in 2016, in partnership with Tsinghua University, one of China’s top universities. Senior government officials and industry experts were invited to share their insights to promote prosperity through transportation. More than 170 experts, academics, business leaders and media attended the event and discussed ways to promote the sustainable development of infrastructure, and global infrastructure construction and connectivity. The Forum’s findings and White Paper were strongly profiled in traditional and social media, and Volvo’s recommendations on Sustainable Transportation significantly influenced government and business circles. The final part of ‘Notice of 13th Five-Year Plan on Building Modern Integrated Transportation System’ by State Council, released in 2017, referenced Volvo’s three recommendations on sustainable development. The government, media and industry KOLs acknowledged Volvo as a leader in sustainable transportation, and recognized the insights in the White Paper, and Volvo’s vision for the future.