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Sustainable Futures

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James Massey
Zai Laboratory
Chief Sustainability Officer
Jason Wykoff
Schneider Electric
Sr. Client Development Manager
Bridget Ferrari
Director, Supply Sustainability
Rachel Harris
Packaging Engineer
David McCarthy
Senior Director/TL - Supply Assurance and Risk Management
Matt Hancock
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Director Business Management, API
Devin Carsdale
Bristol Myers Squibb
Associate Director of Sustainable Procurement


Location: Conference Theater 1 | Date: May 7th 2024

10:00-10:30 (EST)
Keynote - Sustainability: Accelerating the Path to Net Zero

Join our opening keynote to review the current state of sustainable practices, environmental impact, and the road towards a greener future for pharma – how do we get there faster?


  • James Massey, Zai Laboratory, Chief Sustainability Officer
10:35-10:55 (EST)
Green Chemistry in CDMO world. Thermo Fisher Scientific's approach to sustainable API development and manufacturing.

As global awareness of environmental concerns deepens, so does our responsibility to ensure that our endeavors align with sustainability goals and allow us to serve our customers on a green and sustainable way. Joint us to discuss the real life examples of how Thermo Fisher Scientific approaches green chemistry to ensure sustainable API development and manufacturing, why green chemistry it is important for the demand measurement and how does it used to serve customers on a sustainable way.

During this session we will discuss:

  • What is green chemistry and why it is important?
  • How do we measure materials demand?
  • How do we use it to serve our customers?
  • Case studies


  • Matt Hancock, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Director Business Management, API
11:00 - 11:30 (EST)
Greening the Supply Chain: A Guide to a Sustainable and Renewable Supply Chain

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities in decarbonizing pharmaceutical supply chains, showcasing the potential of industry-wide programs like Energize and the practical guidance offered by the PSCI Decarbonization Maturity Model

  • Assessing the challenge of Supply Chain Decarbonization within the US pharma Landscape
  • Delve into the Energize program and its role in addressing decarbonization within the pharmaceutical supply chain
  • Introduce the (PSCI) Decarbonization Maturity Model and discuss its purpose, structure, and how it serves as a comprehensive guide for companies and their suppliers


  • Jason Wykoff, Schneider Electric, Sr. Client Development Manager
  • Bridget Ferrari, Takeda, Director, Supply Sustainability
  • Devin Carsdale, Bristol Myers Squibb, Associate Director of Sustainable Procurement
11:35 - 11:55:(EST)
Enabling Industry Consensus and Action for Sustainable Drug Delivery Devices

A holistic view of the environmental impact of drug delivery devices. Exploring the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities to decarbonize the value chain and embed circularity. A call to action for collaboration across all stakeholders.


  • Rachel Harris, Astrazeneca, Packaging Engineer
12:00-12:20 (EST)
Fireside Chat: Sustaining Progress Through Uncertainty: Navigating the Unknown

In today's rapidly evolving pharmaceutical landscape, sustaining progress through periods of uncertainty is paramount. To navigate the unknown successfully, pharmaceutical companies need to adapt, innovate, and prioritize sustainability. Join our Q&A and listen to our experts discuss best practices on how keep your sustainable journey on track during turbulent times.

  • The importance of a pledge – committing to change
  • Understanding how best to manage unpredictable changes and stay committed to sustainable goals.
  • What steps can you take to make environmental and social responsibility a personal commitment?


  • David McCarthy, Pfizer, Senior Director/TL - Supply Assurance and Risk Management
12:35-14:00 (EST)
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