During the American Chemical Society national meeting in San Diego, ACS president Bonnie Charpentier and Ehud Keinan, president of the Israel Chemical Society, signed a Chemical Enterprise Partnership agreement to focus on advancing early-career chemists, exploring membership benefits for each other’s societies, and creating technical programming. Next year, for example, ACS and ICS will organize a joint symposium on C1 chemistry at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco.
ACS has also renewed its partnership with the Chinese American Chemical Society. This agreement looks for mutually beneficial activities and events for the two organizations, with a special emphasis on CACS’s 40th anniversary in 2021.
Since 2017, all ACS agreements have focused on using chemistry to advance the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.