GC3 Webinars

The GC3 hosts webinars on topics of interest to the members. Presentations given as part of these webinars are available below.

Upcoming Webinar

Tue, Dec 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
AkzoNobel’s Startup Challenge Imagine Chemistry: Advancing Sustainability Through Collaborative Innovation

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints, coatings and specialty chemicals company with a core belief that sustainability is vital to the success of the company, society and the planet and that collaboration is the way to stay ahead in the rapidly advancing world of chemistry. Imagine Chemistry is part of a set of open innovation activities at AkzoNobel, designed to form links with startups, create valuable partnerships, and identify sustainable business opportunities... (Learn more)


Past Webinars

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VAUDE - Our Journey to be the Most Sustainable Outdoor Brand in Europe
April 26, 2016
- Bettina Roth, Head of Quality Management and Chemical Management, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co.KG

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Marks & Spencer – The Journey to Accelerate Green Chemistry
March 23, 2016
- Phil Townsend, Sustainable Raw Materials Specialist, Marks & Spencer

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IKEA's Chemicals Policy and Actions to Substitute Chemicals of High Concern
Co-sponsor: San Francisco Department of the Environment
October 22, 2015
– Therese Lilliebladh, Chemical Specialist Team Manager, Department of Product Requirements & Compliance, IKEA of Sweden

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Training and Incentivizing Merchants to Purchase Sustainable Products - Three Perspectives
February 4,  2015
– Jason Pearson, Executive Director, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
– Larry Garcia, Senior Environmental Analyst, Seattle City Light
– Rob Kaplan, Sustainability Director, Walmart

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Tools to Help Retailers Source and Sell Safer Products: RILA Webinar
August 7, 2013
– Roger McFadden, Senior Scientist, VP, Staples
– Sally Edwards, Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
– Joel Tickner, Director, GC3

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The Guide to Safer Chemicals: How Retailers Can Improve Chemicals Management
December 10, 2012
– Mark Rossi, Co–Director of Clean Production Action

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The Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides: What Retailers Need to Know
September 12, 2012
– Laura Koss, Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

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How Can Companies Meet Increasing Demands by Their Customers for Greater Transparency on Chemical Content and Safety While Still Protecting Critical Intellectual Property
April 10, 2012
– Mark Greenwood, Partner, Ropes & Gray and Roger McFadden, VP, Senior Scientist, Staples

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The Boots UK Story: How a British Retailer is Moving Beyond Compliance and Leading the Way in Reducing Toxic Chemicals in its Products
April 5, 2012
– Stephen Johnson, Head Of Quality & Technical Policy, Boots, UK

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The Making and Marketing of Greener Products
January 11, 2012
– Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director of Product Stewardship and Green Marketing, Johnson & Johnson

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Industry/Academia Collaborations to Advance Green Chemistry: Steelcase and UC Berkeley’s Greener Solutions Program
April 13, 2017
- Tom McKeag, Executive Director, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
- Jon Smieja, Sustainable Design & Development Leader, Global Sustainability, Steelcase
- Mark Shapero, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley

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The University of Vermont’s Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA Program: Reinventing Business Education
January 26, 2017
- Stuart Hart, Steven Grossman Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business and SEMBA Co-Director, University of Vermont
- Vinca Krajewski, Associate Brand Manager, Personal Care Team, Seventh Generation and Alumni Representative, SEMBA Advisory Board

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Chemical Hazard Assessment: Informing Decisions for Safer Chemicals, Materials and Products
November 10, 2015
– Dr. Lauren Heine, Interim Executive Director, Northwest Green Chemistry
– Dr. Margaret Whittaker, Managing Director and Chief Toxicologist, ToxServices, LLC

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Green Chemsitry - Benign By Design
July 21, 2015
- John Warner, Preseident & CTO, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

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Introduction to Life Cycle & Alternatives Assessment
June 18, 2015
- Ann Blake, Principal and Founder, Environmental & Public Health Consulting
- Thaddeus Owen, Chief Engineer, Sustainability, Herman Miller
- Tom Etheridge, Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard

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The Role of Policy in Green Chemistry Research & Adoption
June 16, 2015
- Saskia van Bergen, Green Chemistry Scientist, Washington State Department of Ecology
- Joel Tickner, Director of Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, Associate Professor of Environmental Health UMASS Lowell
- Rober Giraud, Principal Consultant, Environmental Engineering, DuPont Company

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Building Market Share for Green Products
December 16, 2014
- Steve Davies, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, NatureWorks
- Saskia Van Gendt Captain Planet, Method 
- Charlie Forslund, Principal, Material Innovation Exploration, Steelcase

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Introduction To Green Engineering
July 29, 2014
– Julie Zimmerman, Assoc. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University 
– Matthew Eckelman, Assistant Professor Department of Civil &Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
– Julie Schoenung, Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of California, Davis

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The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry-Sustainability at the Molecular Level
April 7, 2014
– Amy Cannon, Ph.D., Executive Director, Beyond Benign
– John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC

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Integrating Toxicity Information into Chemical Design
March 18, 2014
- Martin J. Mulvihill, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry 
- Jakub Kostal, Chief Scientific Officer, Sustainability A to Z, LLC
- Nigel Greene, Associate Research Fellow Compound Safety Prediction Group, Pfizer

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Toxicology and Why You Should Care
January 12, 2014
– Cal Baier-Anderson, Toxicologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
– Steven Gilbert, Director, Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders
– Rob Roy, Lead Toxicology Specialist, 3M Medical Department

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The Value of Green Chemistry
October 10, 2013
– Helen Holder, Corporate Material Selection Manage, Hewlett-Packard Co.
 Andy Shafer, Executive VP Sales and Market Development, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
 Tse-Sung Wu, Program Manager, Environment, Health and Safety Department, Genentech

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Moving From Class Rooms to Board Rooms: Approaches to Green Chemistry Education

June 29, 2010
– Dr. Amy Cannon, Co–Founder and Executive Director, Beyond Benign 

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Nanotechnology and the Environment: Benefits and Risks
March 30, 2010
– Kristen Kulinowski, PhD, Director, International Council on Nanotechnology; Executive Director, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology

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Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Reporting: How it Intersects with Green Chemistry
November 14, 2017
- Rich Liroff, Executive Director, Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN)
- Henrik Cotran, Sector Analyst, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

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The Agenda to Mainstream Green Chemistry: What it Says and What it Means in Practice
January 25, 2016
- Amy Perlmutter, Principal, Perlmutter Associates
- Bob Israel, VP, Stewardship & Sustainability, The Valspar Corporation
- Babette Pettersen, Chief Commercial Officer, BioAmber, Inc.

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Advancing Green Chemistry Through Business to University Partnerships: Lessons from BASF

March 26, 2015
– Chris Hewitt, Science Relations Manager, North America for BASF

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U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and its Role in Supporting Green Chemistry
December 10, 2014
- Blandine Trouille, Strategic Analyst, US Department of Commerce

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Perceptions and Experiences of Green Chemistry Practitioners
March 26, 2014
– Lynn Leger, ALCERECO

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Successful Industry Collaborations for Evaluating the Performance of Safer Chemical Alternatives
September 12, 2013
- Greg Morose, Research Manager, Toxics Use Reduction Institute

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Chemical Substances in Products, Policy and Management Tools
June 21, 2011
– Paul Ellis, Quality Regulation Manager, Kingfisher PLC

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Green Chemistry and Green Seal
September 22, 2009
– Christine Chase, Green Seal, Inc.

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Green Solvents: Design, Selection and Commercial Use
September 28, 2017
- Carles Estévez, Scientific Director, InKemia IUCT Group

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Innovation Spotlight: Greener Flame Retardants

March 2, 2017
- Liz Harriman,Deputy Director, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
- Jan-Pleun Lens, Vice President, Research and Applications, FRX Polymers
- Amit Paul, Managing Director, Paxymer AB

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Innovating with Intent: Science & Sustainability at Eastman
April 13, 2016
- Carol Perkins, Industry Leader, Industrial & Household Care, Eastman Chemical Company
- David Kossor Associate Toxicologist, Eastman Chemical Company
- Mark Pavlin, Senior Technical Associate, Eastman Chemical Company

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The Green Chemistry Innovation Portal: Connecting to Excellence in Innovation
In partnership with the ACS Green Chemistry Institute 
October 26, 2015

– Tom McKeag, Program Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
 John Frazier, GC3 Advisory Committee
 Anna Ivanova, Green Chemist, Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3)

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Advancing Green Chemistry: Barriers to Adoption & Ways to Accelerate Green Chemistry in Supply Chains
July 23, 2015
- Tess Fennelly, President, T Fennelly & Associates, Inc.

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The Clariant Portfolio Value Program System:How a Leading Specialty Chemical Company has Developed a Systematic Approach for Improving the Sustainability Performance of its Products
June 17, 2015
 Lynette Chung, Group Sustainable Development Policy and Advocacy Manager, Clariant International Ltd

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Advancing Green Chemistry Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtables Research Grant Program
December 12, 2013
– Julie Manley Guiding Green LLC & Coordinator of the ACS, Green Chemistry Institute's Pharmaceutical Roundtable

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Using Crowdsourcing to Solve Green Chemistry Challenges & Create New Market Opportunities 
October 23, 2013
– Alph Bingham, Founder & Board Member, InnoCentive

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Accelerating Commercialization of Green Chemistry Technologies at GreenCentre Canada
October 8, 2013
– Rui Resendes, Executive Director, GreenCentre Canada

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Professor Kaichang Li: Successes and Lessons from a Serial Green Chemistry Innovator
September 17, 2013
– Kaichang Li, Professor, Oregon State University

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Green Chemistry Innovation in the Chemical Industry: Venturing and Start-Ups
November 18, 2012
– Cora Leibig, Vice President of R&D, Segetis and Erik Rutten, Senior Investment Manager, DSM Venturing

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Using Sustainable and Green Chemistry and Engineering Design Principles
September 6, 2017
– Bob Israel, Global Director, Product Stewardship & Sustainability, The Valspar Corporation

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Eliminating Restricted Substances in the Apparel & Footwear Supply Chain: The AFIRM Supplier Toolkit
February 28, 2013
– Nathaniel Sponsler, Manager, Product Regulations, Gap Inc.

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Technology Advances Green Chemistry: Four Case Studies on how GreenWERCS has Helped Advance Safer Chemistry
September 20, 2011
– Kieran Callahan, Director, Business Development, The Wercs Ltd.

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An Overview of EPA's Current Activities to Support Alternatives Assessment and Safer Chemistry
February 1, 2011
– Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, Director Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA

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California's Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products and their Implications for Green Chemistry
September 28, 2010
– Maziar Movassaghi, Acting Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

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Webinar Participation Details

Participation in webinars is free to GC3 member companies. Participation information will be circulated to GC3 members over the green-innovation listserv. If you are not a GC3 member and would like to register to attend please fill out the non-member registration form for the desired webinar.

For further details please contact us.

Full webinar recordings are also available to GC3 Members.


- Amy Perlmutter, Principal, Perlmutter Associates