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Welcome to the launch of Planet Positive Chemicals conducted by Systemiq on behalf of the Center for Global Commons at the University of Tokyo.

The global chemical industry finds itself at a crossroads. With multiple negative impacts on our planet, including high carbon emissions and pollution, its business-as-usual operating model aligns with 4 degrees of global warming, with catastrophic consequences for the planet and a heavy regulatory and reputational burden for the industry.

A real opportunity lies ahead: the industry can decouple from the fossil dependency of the past and become a planet-positive force for the future. It can build a low-emissions operating model, enable other sectors to become net zero and even reinvent itself as a climate solution – driving growth and creating new jobs.

This discussion event explores that opportunity, the challenges in making it real, and the solutions needed from the industry, its value chain, the policy and investment communities. The event will include a presentation of the ground-breaking Planet Positive Chemicals report, which provides a detailed blueprint for the future of the industry, taking a systems-wide view of the likely demand for chemicals in a net zero world, exploring the industry’s carbon emissions along its entire value chain and integrating careful consideration of how fast and at what scale specific net zero-enabling technologies could be available to help the industry make the transition it needs.

Watch the live stream from 13:00 BST on Monday 10 October to hear from a panel of esteemed speakers and to have your say on how the chemical industry can become Planet Positive.


Planet Positive Chemicals

13:00 BST | Monday 10 October


13:00 – 13:05 | Welcome and introduction
Louise Beale, Broadcaster & Presenter

13:05 – 13:25 | Presentation of Planet Positive Chemicals report’s key findings
Martin Stuchtey, Founder, Systemiq & Naoko Ishii, Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo

13:25 – 13:30 | Introduction of panellists
Louise Beale, Broadcaster & Presenter

13:30 – 13:55 | Moderated discussion
Moderated by Louise Beale, Broadcaster & Presenter

Martin Stuchtey, Founder, Systemiq
Naoko Ishii, Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo
Chad Holliday, Former CEO, DuPont Chemical & Co-Chair Mission Possible Partnership
Elena Montani, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Sinkevičius, European Commission
Sophie Herrmann, Partner, Systemiq

13:55 – 14:10 | Q&A

14:10 – 14:15 | Conclusions and summary
Louise Beale, Broadcaster & Presenter


Please click on a speaker to read their biography.


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