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The Next Wave of Innovation in the Chemicals Industry

Strategy+Business

The world is potentially on the brink of an age of new powerful materials, fueled by innovation in the chemicals industry.

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Stop Basing Your Self-Worth on Other People’s Opinions

Harvard Business

When we externalize our self-worth, we get emotionally and chemically rewarded when we succeed. It’s how we see ourselves and who we perceive ourselves to be. People differ in what they believe they must be or do to have worth or value. This inevitably turns into a never-ending loop in pursuit of instant gratification.

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Value Creation in Chemicals 2016: Navigating the Territory of Extremes

BCG

The chemical industry was once a top value creator, generating a five-year total shareholder return (TSR) above that of every other industry in BCG’s annual Value Creators ranking. Yet some chemical companies have been able to adapt, developing differentiated business models and generating excellent returns.

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Making a Business Case for Sustainability in Chemicals

BCG

Rising concerns about sustainability are making it easier for chemical companies to build a business case for investments in sustainable products and services. Article Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Those willing to step up their strategic ambitions and build up their organization can pursue a variety of profitable opportunities.

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Why Today’s Leaders Need to Be Perpetual Learners

Harvard Business

Born to immigrant parents in the Australian outback, he would eventually rise to the top of the corporate world, taking over in 2004 as CEO of Dow Chemical. In that job, which he held for 14 years, he won widespread credit for pushing an ambitious sustainability agenda, no easy task at one of the world’s biggest chemical producers.

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New Regulations Place Sustainability and ESG at the Center of National and Global Business Competitiveness

Brimstone Consulting

The issue is that PFAS do not degrade or degrade very slowly, giving them the name “forever chemicals.” These forever chemicals are found in soil, waterways, food sources, and in our bodies – and they are associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight.

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Rachel Carson’s Quiet and Powerful Leadership

Harvard Business

How a quiet introvert took on the chemical industry and made the world better.