ISC3 Investor Forum 2022

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Sustainable Waste Management, Waste Prevention and Valorisation – Catalysing Innovations by investing in Sustainable Chemistry Solutions

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is hosting its 4th virtual Investor Forum on November 9th and November 10th, 2022. This year’s ISC3 Investor Forum will feature two panel discussions: 1) on the challenges in ESG evaluation, when it comes to sustainable investing and investing in start-ups, and 2) on regulatory aspects and the financial framework for Sustainable Chemistry innovations in West Africa. The panel discussions with international experts will be followed by ten innovator pitches on both days. The Investor Forum will close with awarding the winners of the ISC3 Innovation Challenge, with this year´s focus on Sustainable Chemistry and Waste: Prevention, Valorisation & Management solutions endowed with a total of EUR 25,000.

On the first day, the Investor Forum 2022 participants will have the opportunity to learn about importance of sustainable investment, and the role Corporate Social Responsibility, Stakeholder capitalism and ESG concepts play in today’s investment landscape. What monetary value do they bring to the table? Which ESG criteria are important when investing in start-ups? After the panel discussion, ten amazing innovators from the ISC3 Global Start-up Service and partner organisations will pitch their innovations to the Investor Forum audience and compete for the Audience Voting Award. 

The second day of the Investor Forum will be dedicated to financial and regulatory framework for Sustainable Chemistry innovations in West Africa and their role and challenges to direct investments in sustainable technologies that are needed for a transformative environmental development. Another highlight of this day are the pitches of the ten ISC3 Innovation Challenge 2022 finalists and the virtual Award Ceremony of the winners.

Every year, the ISC3 Investor Forum brings together founders, investors, scientists, and decision-makers from industry and politics to foster impact investment and innovation in the area of Sustainable Chemistry. Two panel sessions are complemented by two pitching sessions with 20 Sustainable Chemistry start-ups, and in total about 40 show-casing start-ups are presented in an Investor Booklet exclusively available for investors. In addition, matchmaking and networking opportunities for participating start-ups and international investors via a separate virtual platform solution make the ISC3 Investor Forum a must-attend event for investors, VCs and Business Angels in the chemical and related sectors. The presented start-up profiles will be available in a digital catalogue for registered investors shortly before the event date.

Registration Link: Home – ISC3 Investor Forum 2022 (

Link to our: Investor Forum 2022 Agenda

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Christian Ruth-Strauß
Director Communications ISC3

René Sutthoff
Konsequent PR

About ISC3
ISC3 is an international centre that fosters the transition of the chemical and chemical-related sectors to Sustainable Chemistry, promoting a circular economy that is striving to implement multifaceted aspects of sustainability at every step of the life cycle of products, and changing all stakeholder behavior. Therefore, the Centre takes a multi-stakeholder approach, targeting policy makers, the public and private sectors, academia and civil society. ISC3 contributes globally to international chemicals policy, develops professional and academic trainings, offers advisory services, fosters innovations, supports entrepreneurship and conducts research. The ISC3 is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and supported by Leuphana University Lüneburg as ISC3 Research & Education Hub and DECHEMA - Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA e. V.) as ISC3 Innovation Hub. The Centre was founded in 2017 on the initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection (BMUV, formerly BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA).