Hank Paulson

Former United States Secretary of the Treasury

As co-chair of the Risky Business Project, Hank Paulson focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks of climate change in the U.S. In this current role he draws from his experience as the U.S. Secretary of Treasury from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he had a 32 year career at Goldman Sachs, serving as chairman and CEO beginning in 1999. A lifelong conservationist, Paulson was Chairman of The Nature Conservancy Board of Directors and, prior to that, founded and co-chaired the organization’s Asia-Pacific Council. Today, he serves as chairman of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, which aims to advance sustainable economic growth, a cleaner environment and cross-border investments in the United States and China.

Paulson's new book, Dealing with China, details his career working with scores of China’s top political and business leaders and witnessing the evolution of China’s state-controlled capitalism.

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