Jochen Kurtz and Alessandro Pistillo
February 27, 2023 – 05:15 – 06:30 PM (CET)
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Jochen Kurtz is Vice President for Group Performance Management & Analytics at BASF. As Corporate Controller, he is not only taking care of the financial performance of BASF, he is also in charge of the sustainability reporting & controlling within BASF. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in finance, controlling, and digitalization within BASF in Germany and Belgium. He studied Business Administration at the University of Mannheim and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz based on a thesis on Circular Economy.
Alessandro Pistillo is Director – Digital Strategic Projects in the Corporate Development Department of BASF. He especially focuses on customer experience and at the intersection between digital and sustainability. Currently he is driving the establishment of a business ecosystem to foster standardization and transparency ingreenhouse gas emissions data. Prior to his current role he has been covering various leadership positions in product management, marketing, sales, strategy, and engineering during his over 20-year tenure in BASF Group, based out of Germany, Switzerland and China. Alessandro is chemical engineer by education.
The accounting of product-level carbon emission is of critical importance for companies, not only for disclosure requirements but also to steer and track decarbonization efforts. BASF has set-up a comprehensive program and a robust tool-set to determine the product carbon footprint of its entire portfolio of 45,000 products. At the same time, it is actively engaging with peers, customers, suppliers and partners to drive carbon footprint transparency in value chains.
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