Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii)
Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) is an ACS program that was originally started and implemented in collaboration with the U.K.-based Society of Chemical Industry. Now administered solely by the ACS, the Gii program fosters creative solutions to imperatives of global significance (e.g., clean water, food and health, etc.).
Gii’s goal is to stimulate significant action among ACS members, who include:
- Innovation leaders
- Business executives
- Academia/education leaders
- Multinational businesses
- Non-government organizations
The first imperative chosen for the Gii program is Water. Drinkable water, for many across the globe, is a scarce resource. Water in the quantities needed to sustain industry is becoming a challenge. Gii held an International Workshop on Sustainability and Water Quality in India that produced a set of recommendations outlined in a white paper.
Learn more about the importance of this issue by watching the following ACS video about the Global Water Crisis featuring Dr. Hessy Taft.
Call to Action
By joining Gii you will be able to:
- Contribute to developing pragmatic solutions to the global issues of water
- Tap in to the valuable existing networks of ACS – both business and academia
- Provide visibility for you, your ideas or your organization by being part of a global solution
- Engage in collaborations with other companies and individuals
- Access and share knowledge and technology
- Optimize your resources - by combining what you can offer with others’ and avoiding the duplication of your efforts
- Increase the perceived value/image of your company by linking your efforts to a socially responsible / non for profit cause
- Have a greater impact on society by being part of the greater solution
We hope you will want to help by:
- Contributing on an individual basis – sharing your knowledge and expertise directly or through our website discussion or;
- Engaging your company or organization – sharing knowledge, technology, or offering more tangible solutions and help or;
- Introducing other influencers to Gii who would be willing to help or;
- Providing sponsorship or other practical assistance.
Join the Gii group on the ACS Network.
- Gii will be holding sessions at the 246th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, September 8-10, 2013. Sessions will be held Tuesday, September 10 from 8:30AM-5:00PM at the Indianapolis Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station, Victoria Station D
- Symposium on Nexus of Food, Energy and Water at the 245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, April 7, 2013
- More Crop Per Drop – Raising Water Efficiency, November 29, 2012, London, UK
- 2nd Gii Water Forum, Colombia, October 19-23, 2012
- Gii held sessions at the 244th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, August 19-23, 2012
- Symposium on Sustainability and Water Reclamation at the 243rd ACS National Meeting and Exposition, March 25-29, 2012