Programme

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  1. Registration

  2. Session 1:  Corporate sustainability – assessing the profile of the chemical industry
  3. Welcome and introduction

    Paul Ashford Paul Ashford
    Managing Director, Anthesis-Caleb, UK
  4. The future of the chemical industry – revolution or evolution?  

    • The chemical industry at a new inflection point from the linear to the circular economy
    • Key industry challenges: CO2 emission reduction, plastic waste, renewable feedstock, harmful chemicals
    • How venture capital can contribute to the (r)evolution, examples of circular chemical startups
    Peter Nieuwenhuizen Peter Nieuwenhuizen
    Chair of the Green Chemistry & Commerce Coalition, GC3
  5. Enhancing your sustainability reporting practices

    A short overview followed by a case study showing how Bayer deals with the new sustainability reporting requirements

    Gabriela Troncoso Alarcón Gabriela Troncoso Alarcón
    Senior Expert Services Manager, Enhesa
    Sebastian Leins Sebastian Leins
    Manager Sustainability Reporting, Bayer AG
  6. Investor perspective on new ESG reporting requirements for the sector

    Justin Kew Justin Kew
    Senior ESG Analyst, Balyasny Asset Management
    Gabriel Thoumi Gabriel Thoumi
    CEO and Founder, Responsible Alpha
  7. Q&A

  8. Refreshments

  9. Session 2: Product Sustainability - a holistic assessment of the Eu's objectives within the European Green Deal
  10.  

    Moderator

    Shanda Moorghen Shanda Moorghen
    Business Editor, Chemical Watch News & Insight
  11. Safe and sustainable by design for chemicals and materials 

    • The transition to safe and sustainable chemicals and materials is a key objective of the chemicals strategy for sustainability 
    • The safe and sustainable by design framework and criteria aims at driving this transition with R&I actions
    Javier Sanfelix Javier Sanfelix
    Policy Officer, European Commission - DG Research & Innovation
  12. An industry perspective - rising to the challenge of product sustainability in Europe

    Ann Dierckx Ann Dierckx
    Director of Sustainability, European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)
  13. Q&A

  14. Lunch

  15. Eurometaux’s "sustainable metals concept" (SMC)

    • An holistic view of metals beyond the “3Cs” approach (chemicals, climate and circularity) 
    • Balancing high-level EU green deal objectives, the Industrial Strategy 2020 and the CSS incorporating social, industrial, strategic and economic considerations 
    • Chemicals management of metals needs to avoid conflict with other high-level objectives intended to strengthen EU resilience and strategic autonomy 
    Simon Cook Simon Cook
    Chemicals Management Advisor, Eurometaux
  16. Rising to the challenge of product sustainability in Europe: are people missing from the picture?

    • Why bother engaging with people? Who are the different stakeholders, and what's actually at stake?  
    • Consumer and employee desires and actions – what does the data tell us?  
    • The journey to good information and cooperation – what could it look like?  
    • Case studies and future developments  
    Emma Chynoweth Emma Chynoweth
    Founder, Ocki Sustainability
  17. Rising to the challenge of product sustainability - a company perspective

    Sjoerd Dijkstra Sjoerd Dijkstra
    Lead Strategic Marketing and Sustainability, Covestro AG
  18. Refreshments

  19. The place of chemical safety in the wider European Green Deal agenda

    Paul Ashford Paul Ashford
    Managing Director, Anthesis-Caleb, UK
  20. Q&A

  21. Panel discussion on product sustainability within the objectives of the EU Green Deal

  22. End of day one

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