Bio: Amy Chronis is vice chairman, the US Oil, Gas & Chemicals (OG&C) leader, and the managing partner for Deloitte’s Houston practice. Chronis has more than 30 years of experience serving public and private enterprises from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, with a focus on the OG&C, technology, and manufacturing industries. Chronis served as Deloitte’s US lead relationship partner for one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas companies, as well as other Houston enterprises. In addition to her Houston practice leadership role, she is the US lead relationship partner for several international Oil, Gas & Chemical companies.
Abstract Title: Enabling sustainability through transformational change
Abstract Body: Sustainability is a global societal and business challenge facing all industries. As the global population nears nine billion people, Earth’s resources will continue to be strained, and global waste will increase. Finding innovative solutions and policies to solve for the many dimensions of sustainability will take an ecosystem of partners, with the chemical industry uniquely positioned to lead the efforts. In this presentation, Duane will discuss how the chemical industry can address the challenges of waste, pollution, and toxicity. He will share how materials technology will provide solutions for energy generation, storage, and purification. Duane will focus on (1) how carbon footprint mitigation technologies can support a differentiated model for chemical capacity, production, and operations to contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable environment, and (2) how digital technologies can be the catalyst for driving a sustainable agenda, positioning the chemical industry for long-term success.