Why traceability matters: blockchain solutions for sustainable chemistry
17 Nov 22
Isabella Tonaco, Mesbah Sabur, Toby Webb and Ian Welsh
This week: Isabella Tonaco, vice-president for strategy execution and marketing, renewable polymers and chemicals at Neste, and Mesbah Sabur, founder of Circularise, talk with Innovation Forum's Toby Webb about the two companies’ partnership to establish digital solutions for a transparent and traceable chemistry value chain. They discuss how blockchain transparency can counter challenges in mass balance monitoring and share what sustainable chemistry at scale might look like.
Plus: insight from Patrick Houdry at Airbus, Eloisa Menguzzo from Dutch pension sector non-profit PGGM and Innovation Forum senior associate Peter Stanbury, speaking with Ian Welsh at Innovation Forum's recent sustainable landscapes and commodities conference in Amsterdam.
And: Lula da Silva's strong commitments to end Amazon deforestation at COP27; apparel brands pledged for low-carbon alternative fibres in initiative from Canopy; corporate net zero targets will require doubling of current pace of change, says Accenture; and, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and Changing Markets Foundation report highlights the scale of meat and dairy farming emissions, in the news digest.
Host: Ian Welsh
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Please note that since the interview was recorded Isabella Tonaco has been appointed executive director at Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry.