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AND is the future

Syensqo's podcast, hosted by Ilham Kadri

The new Syensqo 'And is the Future' podcasts hosted by CEO Ilham Kadri will be a continuation of the former Solvay editions that concluded after the spin off of Syensqo in December 2023.

Introducing AND is the future

AND is the future is a podcast hosted by Syensqo CEO Ilham Kadri that brings together great minds to address the opportunities and challenges of making businesses both sustainable AND profitable.

The podcast is a tribute to our founder Ernest Solvay, whose lifelong purpose was to bring people together to deliver new forms of progress for society. It gathers thought leaders across the globe to discuss how businesses can profitably reach sustainability goals, ensure that innovation is at the service of humanity and its progress, protect biodiversity, transform the value chain, unleash peoples’ full potential through diversity, equity and inclusion, and much more!

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Science AND Beauty

CEO of L'Oréal Nicolas Hieronimus, joins Ilham to discuss the fascinating connection between beauty and science, and how the beauty industry can be a force for good.


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Meet the host

Syensqo CEO Ilham Kadri is a purpose-driven business leader, scientist, optimist and world citizen who is passionate about making businesses sustainable AND profitable, science-based AND human, daring AND caring. 

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All episodes

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Season 3, Episode 6 | Science AND Beauty

CEO of L'Oréal Nicolas Hieronimus, joins Ilham to discuss the fascinating connection between beauty and science, and how the beauty industry can be a force for good.

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Season 3, Episode 5 | Science AND Music

lham speaks with award winning chemist and pianist Nuno Maulide about the science behind the classical music of some of the greatest composers.

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Season 3, Episode 4 | Art AND Sustainability

Ilham has a fascinating discussion with internationally acclaimed artist Claudy Jongstra to discuss her incredible art, which is made from plant based dyes and wool that comes from a rare, indigenous breed of sheep raised on her farm in The Netherlands.

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Season 3, Episode 3 | Leadership AND finding your True North

According to leadership expert Bill George, “Your true north is the essence of who you are, and before you can go on an outer leadership journey, you have to go on an inner journey.”

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Bonding for a better world 

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Solvay’s founder Ernest Solvay is the inspiration for this podcast. He was one of the first business leaders to incorporate ESG in the late 19th century. He was also in the business of bringing people together. This year we’re celebrating the 100 year anniversary of his first chemistry conference in 1922, which gathered many scientists who would become Nobel Prize laureates. Ernest’s conferences convened some of the brightest scientific minds like Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Henri Poincaré, and Max Planck. Here is a photo of the 1927 conference, which included 17 Nobel Prize laureates - it has been called “the most intelligent picture ever taken in human history”.

*Pictured on the banner: Solvay's founder, Ernest Solvay