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Wendy Ye

Wendy Ye

Wenting (Wendy) Ye joined FCS as a Sustainability Coordinator in January 2016 to support the ESG team, and work on CDP and ZDHC-related projects. Before joining FCS, Wendy was an Analyst at Element Capital Advisors responsible for conducting sustainability-related market research and quantitative analyses.

Prior to that, Wendy has worked on business sustainability and environmental accounting projects for Domtar (one of the largest pulp and paper companies in North America), BASF Corporation (a multi-national chemicals corporation), and ACTIA Corp (an automobile manufacturing company). She was also a Corporate Communication and Sustainability Specialist at Bayer (China) Ltd. Co.

Wendy graduated from the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University with a Master's Degree in Environmental Management and concentrated in Energy & Environment. She also holds the Certificate of Sustainable System Analysis which is issued by Duke Energy Initiative, and earned her B.E. in Environmental Engineering at Donghua University in China.

Wendy has published four papers in national journals and international conferences. She was the winner of the Bayer Young Environmental Envoy award in 2012, one of the top 20 recipients in China by UNEP & Bayer Group. In the same year, she won the second Prize of Klaus Teopfer Environmental Innovation Student Competition awarded by UNEP and Germany Consulate in Shanghai.

Wendy has a strong interest in business sustainability and renewable energy.

Recent Posts

CleanChain Overview Webinar: Key Takeaways for Using Our Chemical Information Management Solution

Posted by Wendy Ye on Feb 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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On Wednesday, January 31, ADEC Innovations hosted a webinar introducing CleanChain, our secure online chemical information management system, built for suppliers and supported by brands.

Achieving the SDGs Through Wastewater Management

Posted by Wendy Ye on Nov 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Wastewater management is regarded primarily as a sanitation process. But what most people do not know is that wastewater management can also be used as a tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Beyond sanitation, the benefits of wastewater management can also ensure a healthy community and a healthy planet.

Persistent Organic Pollutants: A Primer on Toxic Chemicals in the Environment

Posted by Wendy Ye on Apr 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Farming, using your favorite shampoo and driving down the highway – these and thousands of other mundane activities like these keep the world running. These familiar activities may also leave chemicals toxic to human health commonplace in the environment, products and food.

The Impact of Conflict Minerals on Business

Posted by Wendy Ye on Feb 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Minerals are important ingredients in manufacturing. Gold and silver are used in jewelry, currency, computers, electronics and medicine. Copper is used in motors and electrical wiring. Cadmium is a main ingredient of batteries.

Background into Risks and Opportunities (Part 2)

Posted by Wendy Ye on Sep 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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If you missed Part 1 of 'Background into Risks and Opportunities', read it here.

A comprehensive understanding of the whole value chain and the three spheres of sustainability – environment, social and economic – may be helpful in identifying the drivers of risks and opportunities. Public reporting sources such as CDP are educational and can help lead companies to examine and evaluate risks and opportunities.

Background into Risks and Opportunities (Part 1)

Posted by Wendy Ye on Aug 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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According to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), “Corporate Sustainability is a business approach that creates long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.” How we identify the drivers, and manage risks and opportunities plays a big role in influencing corporate sustainability.

Climate Change and its Effect on the Global Food System

Posted by Wendy Ye on Jul 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Climate change continues to be a global issue. In 2016, there is a sense of optimism after the success of COP21 last December. Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns; in particular, a change apparent from the mid- to late 20th century onwards, and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. Climate change poses the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016.

Climate change will have a significant effect on food security worldwide, specifically for the poor and for people living in tropical regions, according to a new international report from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Plastic vs. Paper -- The Quest for Sustainability

Posted by Wendy Ye on Jun 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Plastic pollution is a global sustainability problem. Enough plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans each year that it could fill five grocery bags for every foot of coastline around the globe, according to scientists.

The figures are staggering.

How Do We Integrate Climate Change into Our Current Business Strategy?

Posted by Wendy Ye on Jun 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Climate change awareness is growing and companies of all sizes and industries are starting to consider their own impacts. Every company has their own challenges and opportunities, and integrating climate change into your business strategy can help ensure you are systematizing your process to focus on the impacts that are relevant and mitigation strategies that are meaningful and realistic. How can climate change and business strategy work hand-in-hand in this age?

How Does Positive CDP Performance Drive Positive Financial Performance?

Posted by Wendy Ye on Jun 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Environmental disclosure is becoming common practice across industries. The climate change benefits of transparency are fairly well-established, and evidence is mounting that environmental disclosure and being an environmental leader can result in higher profits and stronger financial performance. According to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), on average, high-scoring corporations earned 67% higher Return on Equity (ROE) than non-responders, 18% higher ROE than low-scoring peers, and have 50% lower volatility than low-scoring peers.