Dr. Thorsten Jelinek is the Europe Director of the Taihe Global Institute, and Managing Director of Polyterra Innovation. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Advisory Committee for the Future of Construction. His professional work is based on his in-depth experience in the areas of business strategy, innovation, sustainability, and international relations. Thorsten holds a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Cambridge and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.The Taihe Global Institute is a leading think tank headquartered in Beijing, China. Its mission is to advise policy-makers on the resolution of economic, political, and environmental issues and to facilitate the dialogue between China and other countries and regions.