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Winston Chung Named UNA Social Entrepreneur of the Year in New York
Clean energy philanthropist Winston Chung will be the inaugural recipient of the United Nations' award honoring outstanding social entrepreneurs pursuing philanthropic ideals and social good this Thursday, October 13, 2011.
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October 11, 2011 -- Clean energy philanthropist Winston Chung will be the inaugural recipient of the United Nations Association of New York’s award honoring outstanding social entrepreneurs pursuing philanthropic ideals and social good this Thursday October 13, 2011 at the organization’
The award recognizes innovative and exemplary social entrepreneurship and will be presented annually to an individual of global stature.
“The choice of Mr. Winston Chung as the first recipient of this important award recognizes his extraordinary commitment to sustainable energy solutions, thereby helping achieve the seventh of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals regarding environmental sustainability,”
“The ever increasing worldwide demand for energy and the need to significantly improve the world’s environment will be impossible without new approaches,”
Changing the world by championing environmental sustainability has been his personal mission as an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist for over 30 years. As a corporate leader and inventor of the Rare Earth Lithium-Yttrium Rechargeable Battery and the Rare Earth Lithium-Sulfur Rechargeable Battery, Mr. Chung’s collective enterprises — Winston Global Energy and Winston Battery Manufacturing — not only produce sustainable transportation technologies on a global scale, but they are leading the way in the next wave of the world’s energy revolution. Spanning both China and the United States, his companies employ over 500 people, with total assets over RMB 33 billion.
“In comparison to the overall environmental challenges facing the world today, my contribution is very small. I hope that by my example, and the example of many others who are also working to meet the world’s need for a cleaner environment and more energy, that the leaders and the entrepreneurs of the world will focus on the need to fundamentally change the way we create, deliver, and store energy,” Mr. Chung explains.
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