As a vital industry for society yet also a significant greenhouse gas emitter, the chemical sector must work together and innovate to reduce emissions and enhance circularity. This requires both collaboration and innovation, where the Global Impact Coalition and TNO play a pivotal role.

The CEO-led Global Impact Coalition (GIC), incubated at the World Economic Forum, provides a collaborative enabling platform for leading chemical companies to co-develop new business models and proof-of-concept pilots aimed at reducing emissions and increasing circularity. Renowned Dutch innovation organization TNO contributes unparalleled innovation capabilities and deep expertise in the chemicals and materials sector, with significant experience in circular modelling.

“With this partnership, GIC is excited to collaborate with TNO to scale and advance new technologies needed to transform the chemical industry towards a net-zero and circular future,” shares GIC CEO Charlie Tan. Starting from a list of 7 prioritised sustainability topics, the Global Impact Coalition initiates and strategically positions projects addressing the chemical industry’s most pressing challenges. TNO acts as a natural enabling ecosystem to further develop GIC projects, with a robust network of experts and innovation partners.

CEO of TNO Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi comments, “We are honoured to partner with the Global Impact Coalition. TNO recognizes the pivotal role the GIC can play in bringing together chemical industry and research partners to jointly tackle the challenges in energy and material transition.”

Building on the success of the recently launched R&D Hub for plastic waste processing, the Global Impact Coalition and TNO look forward to future projects that will continue to leverage their leadership as platforms for industry-wide collaboration and innovation.