ISC3

Stakeholder Engagement

ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

How we engage with our stakeholders

As a globally acting independent institution and think tank, the ISC3 is committed to help transforming chemistry in cooperation with all stakeholders. Key elements of the ISC3 stakeholder engagement are the Advisory Board and the Scientific Board as well as the ISC3 Stakeholder Forum, three complementary fora allowing the ISC3 share experiences and discuss the working programme of the ISC3. In addition to these three elements of stakeholder engagement the ISC3 invites representatives from all sectors to engage on specific topics by participating in the ISC3 Workstreams.

Advisory Board and Scientific Board

The Advisory Board and the Scientific Board are at the very heart of the ISC3 stakeholder engagement. The boards support the mission of the ISC3 as well as the international dialogue on the emerging concept of sustainable chemistry by providing advice, know-how and networking activities. Working in the spirit of international collaboration for sustainable development, the Advisory Board and the Scientific Board are committed to an open, constructive and transparent dialogue, providing the ISC3 with inspiration, critical review and strategic advice.

The members of the Advisory Board and the Scientific Board engage in the dialogue based on their personal and professional experience, providing expert advice on technical, scientific and communication issues as well as advice on the mid-term and long-term goals of the ISC3. The members are duly invited to engage in dialogue and promote the mission of the ISC3 emerging concept of sustainable chemistry using all appropriate international cooperation platforms and networks.

The Advisory Board as well as the Scientific Board convene two meetings each year. The meetings of the Boards are closed sessions. The agreed results from the meetings are published in all transparency to stakeholders without naming individual members; the aim is to inform all interested parties about the boards’ advice.

The members of the Advisory Board are appointed by the ISC3 until the end of 2020. Membership of the Advisory Board as well as of the Scientific Board is an honorary position.

Stakeholder Forum

The ISC3 Stakeholder Forum will provide a boarder forum for stakeholders from all sectors with the opportunity to discuss sustainable chemistry issues and engage with the ISC3 experts on the activities of the centre.

The first meeting of the ISC3 Stakeholder Forum will take place in March 2019. More Information will be available soon.

Advisory Board

From left to right: Berthold Welling (VCI, Initiative “Chemie³); Sascha Gabizon (WECF); Johannes Wagner and Rebecca Freitag (UN Youth Delegates); Stefan Haver (Evonik, Initiative “Together for Sustainability”); Bob Diderich (OECD), Achim Halpaap (UN Evironment); Dr. Pierre Barthélemy (cefic), Dr. Stefanie Deuser (BASF, ICCA); Friedrich Barth (ISC3)

The members of the Advisory Board are recognized experts and/or representatives of international organizations and networks taking interest in the development and implementation of sustainable chemistry as a contribution to sustainable development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The following institutions and initiatives are represented in the ISC3 Advisory Board:

Public Sector & International Organisations

  • Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Chemicals Control and Management Centre, Ghana
  • Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Austria
  • OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • UN Environment, Chemicals and Health Branch

Private Sector & Industry Initiatives

  • Cefic – European Chemical Industry Council
  • “Chemie³ - Sustainability Initiative of the German Chemicals Industry” represented by VCI – German Chemicals Industry Association
  • ICTA – International Chemical Trade Association
  • ICCA - International Council of the Chemical Associations, represented by BASF SE
  • MVO Nederland/CSR Netherlands
  • „Togehter for Sustainability“, represented by Evonik Industries AG

Civil Society & Unions

  • IndustriAll Europe
  • IPEN – a Toxics Free Future
  • WECF - Women Engage for a Common Future
  • WWF – World Wildlife Fund
  • Youth Delegates to High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations

Innovation & Startup Expertise

  • Green ChemisTree Foundation, India
  • High-Tech Gründerfonds, Germany
  • Institute for Systems and Innovation Research at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Representatives of the founding institutions of the ISC3, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as well as the German Environment Agency (UBA), shall be invited to Advisory Board meetings as guests. Further guests may be invited at the request of the ISC3 and the Advisory Board

Scientific Board

From left to right: Prof. Alexei Lapkin (University of Cambridge); Dr. Avatar Matharu (University of York); Xin Hui (Sichuan University); Dr. Mahjoub Borhane (University of Sousse); Prof. Vania Zuin Gomes (University of São Paulo); Prof. Klaus Kümmerer (ISC3, Leuphana University Luneburg); Friedrich Barth (ISC3)

The members of the Scientific Board are recognized experts in field of green and sustainable chemistry science and/or closely related fields of science taking interest in the development and implementation of sustainable chemistry as a contribution to sustainable development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The following scientific institutions are represented in the ISC3 Scientific Board:

  • Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Institute of Chemistry and Problems of Sustainable Development, Russia
  • Sichuan University, Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Technology, PR China
  • Technical University Berlin, Center for Entrepreneurship, Germany
  • University of Cambridge, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, UK
  • University of Concepción, Faculty of Environmental Sciences/EULA Chile Centre, Chile
  • University of Kiel, Otto Diels-Institute for Organic Chemistry, Germany
  • University São Paulo, Institute of Chemistry, Group of Study and Research in Green Chemistry, Sustainability and Education, Brazil
  • University of Sousse, Institut Supérieur Agronomique de Chott-Meriem, Tunisia
  • University of York Green Chemistry Centre at the Department of Chemistry, UK
  • Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, USA

Representatives of the founding institutions of the ISC3, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as well as the German Environment Agency (UBA), shall be invited to Scientific Board meetings as guests. Further guests may be invited at the request of the ISC3 and the Scientific Board.