Chemical Industry Financial Outlook & Sustainability Forum & Awards 2020

A look ahead to the financial, operating and strategic challenges industry will face in the year ahead, with a focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

The Forum will provide critical insight on how to balance the competing demands of profitability and sustainability.

Chemweek Sustainability 2020 Awards will recognize excellence in reporting and ESG initiatives, as ESG metrics which are being increasingly used by chemical makers and investors to track performance and progress.


Day 1 | Tuesday, October 13
Time (EDT) Session
Welcome and overview 
Recovery playbook
Key economic indicators for 2021
How will COVID change sector?
How to navigate in a challenging industry environment
Live Panel Discussion 
Day one ends  
Day 2 | Tuesday, October 14
Time (EDT) Session
The business case for diversity
ESG: The case for chemicals
M&A: Finding opportunity in uncertainty
Scenario planning and making smart investment decisions
The recycling economics challenge
Award presentations
Conference ends 



Sustainability concerns are becoming more urgent with chemical makers facing pressure to act.  Such principles have long been part of the chemicals sector, whether the focus is on safe operations, regulatory compliance, or reputational issues. Sustainability programs and metrics, including ESG reporting, are being increasingly used by companies and investors to track performance and progress. Chemweek’s Sustainability 2020 Awards will recognize excellence in reporting and initiatives.

Deadline for submitting applications: September 1, 2020

Best sustainability program

The award is open to all chemical makers who publish a sustainability or ESG report. It will recognize the overall quality of a company's sustainability-related disclosures, impact of sustainability and environmental, social and governance metrics, transparency and disclosure. Submit your entry

Best sustainability initiative

The award will recognize sustainability initiatives that will have the most meaningful impact on sustainability or ESG performance. Submit your entry

For any enquiries regarding entries, write to Rob Westervelt at


Judging panel

The judging panel consists of Chemical Week's and external experts with a variety of experience.

Lyn Tattum

IHS Markit Vice President and CW Publisher

Rob Westervelt

Editor-in-Chief, Chemical Week


Vincent Valk

Senior Editor, Chemical Week


Dr. Mark Morgan, Ph.D.

VP, Chemicals Consulting, IHS Markit

Ulla Hueppe

Head of Sustainability Adhesive Technologies at Henkel

Just Jansz

Founder and Managing Director, Expertise Beyond Borders



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