Innovating Towards Sustainability in Chemistry: It’s a Business Imperative


David Constable

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in collaboration with the McGill Department of Chemistry, is pleased to invite you to:

Innovating Towards Sustainability in Chemistry: It’s a Business Imperative
A lecture by David Constable

Director, American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute (ACS-GCI)

Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Bronfman Building, Room 423
1001 Sherbrooke St. West

Sustainable and green chemistry is a rapidly growing initiative in industry as companies grapple with increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer pressure for greener products. This talk will discuss a few sustainability risks in the chemical enterprise and provide a few examples of companies who are innovating towards more sustainable businesses.

David Constable has been the Director of ACS-Green Chemistry Institute in Washington, D.C., since January of this year. From the end of September 2011 until January 2013 he worked as the owner and principal at Sustainability Foresights, LLC. The consultancy was directed toward assisting companies with Sustainability, Sustainable and Green Chemistry, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety programs. Prior to this, David was with Lockheed Martin as the Corporate Vice President of Energy, Environment, Safety & Health (ESH). Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, David was the Director of Operational Sustainability in the Corporate Environment, Health, and Safety Department at GlaxoSmithKline. In that global role, he championed Environment, Health and Safety support for New Product Development and Supply. He also led GlaxoSmithKline’s development of programs, systems, tools, and methodologies that integrated sustainability, life cycle inventory assessment, green chemistry, and green technology activities into existing business processes. Prior to joining SmithKline Beecham, David served as Group Leader of the SHEA Analytical Services group at ICI Americas. David has a PhD in Chemistry and B.S in Environmental Sciences, Air and Water Pollution.

This event is free of charge and open to the McGill community and the general public.

Please RSVP to ariane.guay-jadah [at]

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