Blockchain in the Environmental and Sustainability Industry


Tang Center
70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA
United States

Friday, 6 December 2019 - 7:00pm

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Did you know that every dollar spent restoring degraded forests can result in $30 in economic benefit?

The upcoming seminar will focus on discussions around blockchain and crypto use cases to promote green energy, environmental, sustainability initiatives. Elion Resources Group, established in 1988, engages in Desert Ecology & Salt Chemical Engineering, Ecological Industry & Energy Recycling, and Eco-environment & Green Finance. With a total asset of 15 billion US dollars, Elion has been recognized by the Chinese government and the international society, as the “National Award of Poverty Alleviation”, “National Award for Outstanding Contribution to Land Greening” and “Global Dryland Champion”. From the desert to the city, Elion aims to realize the vision of Eco-homeland featuring green mountains and clear water through its eco-environment restoration programs and related sectors of sustainable ecological industry as well as ecological finance service.

As the new venture arm of Elion, the Treelion Foundation is delivering on a mission to create a green digital finance infrastructure powered by a safe, reliable, and scalable blockchain, where carbon footprint can be digitized and exchanged. Treelion has partnered with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), British Petroleum (BP), and Saudi Arabian government on dessert restoration and carbon emissions reduction initiatives.

Mr. Plato K. T. Yip is the CEO of the Treelion Foundation promoting blockchain based fintech and green financing projects and the Vice Chairman of Elion International Investment Limited under Elion Resources Group, a conglomerate with a diverse portfolio spanning from ecological restoration, to clean energy and technology, investment banking, and asset management with total assets and revenue over USD 15BN and 5BN respectively. He has extensive working relationships with international organizations, governmental agencies, financial institutions and policy banks. Mr. Yip is a seasoned investment professional working primarily in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and managing companies in China. He has extensive domain expertise in strategic consulting and business development particularly in the space of clean energy, biotechnology, and environmental services.