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WEBINAR: Sustainable Investing in Chemicals – Trends and Opportunities

Rescheduled from July 19, 2023.

Growing pressure from various stakeholders including end customers, regulators and investors, is pushing chemical and materials companies as well as a broad universe of financial investors operating in the space to make strong commitments towards decarbonization. While the development of new chemicals, materials and solutions that enable the transition to a net zero economy presents risks and can be highly capital intensive, remaining on the sidelines may be even riskier in the long term. A high level on uncertainty still remains today around what solutions will become widely adopted industry standards in future and how value / supply chains will evolve. In this context, the ability to build on existing areas of expertise / capabilities and adopt a disciplined approach in evaluating new opportunities with high potential and the appropriate risk-reward profile is critical for success.

Panelists will share their perspectives on how to navigate the current environment and make the right investment decisions today to help develop businesses that will be future winners and leaders, and capture the massive growth opportunities available while managing risks.

Federico Mennella, CFA board member of Société will moderate this Webinar panel.

Joe Danehower   Will Thorburn    Federico Mennella 
 Joe Danehower
Corporate Development
Ingevity Corporation
   Will Thorburn
Assistant Vice President,
Cleantech Strategy and Investments
Cox Enterprises
 Federico Mennella
Managing Director
DC Advisory

About our Speakers:

Joe Danehower serves as Director, Corporate Development at Ingevity Corporation (NYSE: NGVT), a specialty chemicals and materials company with a 100-year history of developing renewably based solutions, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. There he is responsible for identifying and executing strategic partnerships, investments, and acquisitions, and previously served in investor relations as well. Elsewhere, Joe served in strategy & corporate development for Genomatica, a sustainable materials provider, and with Galt & Company as a consultant serving industrial & consumer clients.

Across his experience, Joe has worked on a variety of engagements including investments, strategy development, and investor relations focused on sustainable investing in both public and private markets.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science & Mechanics, with a concentration in Biomechanics, from Virginia Tech.

Will Thorburn
identifies and executes investments, strategic partnerships and new business opportunities for Cox in the cleantech industry with a strong focus on the energy sector. Recently, Will led a $20 million investment in Carbon Lighthouse, a digital energy services company.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Danielle J Fraser
203-763-9255 (p)
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