At an executive luncheon in Sydney the US Studies Centre launched a three‐year research program on sustainability. Chairman, CEO and President of The Dow Chemical Company, Andrew Liveris, announced US$2 million in support for the Dow Sustainability Program. Mr Liveris spoke about Dow's role in developing sustainable solutions as the global demand for energy, water and resources continues to grow.

Guests at the luncheon included Governor of NSW and Chancellor of the University of Sydney Marie Bashir, Chairman of Macquarie Infrastructure Group Mark Johnson, Chair of the US Studies Centre Malcolm Binks, Adjunct Professor in Sustainability and former Environment Minister Robert Hill, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sydney Stephen Garton, Executive Director of International Markets and Trade at the NSW Department of Industry and Investment Kylie Hargreaves, as well as US Studies Centre board members David Anstice, Bob Carr, Ezekiel Solomon and Lucy Turnbull.

The Dow Sustainability Program will bring together academic and policy experts from Australia and the US to develop action‐oriented solutions to a range of sustainability challenges concerning energy, water, food and biodiversity that are technologically innovative, commercially scalable and politically viable.

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