BASF-hosted feature ‘sustainability’ panel session

Navigating Net Zero – Practical steps that chemical companies are taking to reduce GHG emissions

Time & Location

Thursday 13.00 to 14.00, Stage 2

Session Host

BASFTony Heslop, Senior Sustainability Manager - BASF plc

About this Session

Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges facing society. As a significant emitter of greenhouse gases, the chemical industry must recognise the importance of taking steps now to protect the climate for future generations. Many in the industry, including BASF, support the goals of the Paris Agreement and are committed to reduce emissions but the transition to climate neutrality is complex.

In this session, BASF has invited a group of companies to take part in a panel discussion in which they will share their successes and challenges as they navigate their emissions reduction journey. The interactive session is aimed at helping those who are wanting to do the right thing but are struggling to know where to start.

Panel Participants

Panel Host -Tony Heslop

Panel Host -Tony Heslop

Senior Sustainability Manager, BASF PLC

Tony Heslop is Senior Sustainability Manager for BASF in the UK and Ireland. He is a Polymer Chemist by training and has worked in the chemical industry all his working life.  His current role involves helping to support colleagues, customers, and other stakeholders to understand sustainability trends and drivers and find solutions to their problems.  This is done by bringing an expert insight into the corporate sustainability strategy of BASF, the world’s biggest chemical company.

Gal Maller

Gal Maller

Group Board Member, Strategy, Corp Dev & Sustainability - 2M Group

Gal Maller is Group Board Member at 2M Group Limited, a global group of Life & Material Sciences companies headquartered in UK.  He is responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development / M&A, Sustainability, Digital, IT & Banner Chemicals.
He has +20 years of investing, governance, and commercial scalability & stewardship within the corporate and public sectors in a range of global industries and markets.
Specialising in M&A and Commercial Scalability, Gal has managed the full M&A life cycle and Commercial Scalability for public and private companies and has advised regulators, sat on management boards, and acted as senior executive whose responsibilities includes: Corporate Governance, Stewardship, Strategy, Risk Management, IT, Cyber Security and Digital.
His career path has taken him through several key roles including: Wall Street Tech M&A Banker, Private Equity Professional, Family Office Executive, Securities Trader, Corporate Advisory, Public and Private Buyside, HM Government and Board Advisor.
Gal has placed special emphasis throughout his career to be involved and playing his part in shifting businesses to becoming more Sustainable and ESG focussed.  This includes fossil fuels to steam, recycle to reuse, cash to contactless payments, synthetic/fossil fuels to natural materials and manual to digital.
Gal is an active member of Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) and is a former London Chairperson and current Impact Officer, previously being Education and Finance Officer.
Gal holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Bachelor’s in International Relations from Carleton College.

Cameron Day

Cameron Day

Business Development Manager William Blythe Ltd

Cameron is a Business Development Manager with 6 years of chemical industry experience. Since graduating with a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Leeds, he has dedicated his career to developing advanced materials for sustainable technologies at William Blythe Limited. This includes fundamental research at the National Graphene Institute on novel graphene Li-ion battery materials, taking the graphene oxide product from lab-scale to market, and setting up the new Energy Storage Laboratory. Now, Cameron leads business development and across the William Blythe portfolio, with a focus on Horizon 2 & 3 innovation. Cameron also has a passion for STEM communication, being the co-host of the podcast “The Periodic Fable”.

Liam McCarroll

Liam McCarroll

Global Director of Sustainability - Univar Solutions

Liam McCarroll is the Global Director of Sustainability for Univar Solutions.  In this role, he leads the business’ sustainability team and drives the strategy to achieve our global sustainability goals, aligning our ambition and actions across regions on the business’ climate action, resource use reduction and supply chain sustainability. Liam holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in environmental management from the University of Northumbria, a master’s degree in environment, health and safety from the University of Sunderland and is currently progressing in doctoral studies on sustainability in organizational culture.