The Sustainability Hub: An introduction

Our donor: Ian Shott

Ian Shott talks about the importance of the Sustainability Hub.


Ian Shott

Ian Shott, Fellow and former President of IChemE
Ian Shott CBE

Ian Shott is a Fellow and former President of IChemE, Executive Chairman of Shott Trinova and Senior Adviser to the board of Quotient Sciences. He was awarded a CBE in 2009 for services to chemical engineering.

In March 2021, Ian announced a £200,000 donation to IChemE, to be used to promote the role that chemical engineers have in addressing societal challenges. This has been used to develop, launch and operate our online Sustainability Hub which will support chemical engineers in addressing the challenges of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the time of making his donation, Ian said:

“Sustainability and the practical implementation of this in the wider workplace is a topic that we must conquer as a society. Chemical engineers are ideally placed to contribute positively and significantly to the SDGs and I am confident that through this donation, IChemE will equip members with the skills required to systematically and comprehensively consider sustainability and the sustainable development goals across their work area, regardless of industry sector.”