SEKISUI joins Emerald’s industrial transformation fund as a limited partner

Zürich, Switzerland: SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group, a major producer of materials used across the construction, plastics, infrastructure, energy and medical sectors, has joined Emerald’s industrial transformation fund as a limited partner. The alliance is meant to help Sekisui create new and improved offerings via venture activity and collaboration with startups, with a particular focus on reducing its products’ environmental footprint.

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group would like to expand business contributions to the environment and society in four areas: Residential, Advanced Lifeline, Innovative Mobility and Life Science. It has also set two ambitious goals: JPY 2 trillion in revenue in 2030 (twice the amount of 2019) and zero emissions by 2050. To achieve these goals, SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group is taking important steps to create new business via open innovation. To do this, it is becoming a proactive ally with other companies and it is fostering collaboration with academia and startups.

Through the synergy with Emerald’s expertise in industrial innovation, SEKISUI CHEMICAL will be able to accelerate investment in startups via its Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) arm.

About Emerald Technology Ventures

Emerald is a globally recognized venture capital firm building a sustainable future at the crossroads of industry and technology. Founded in 2000, it is a pioneer in open innovation, providing multi-national corporations with rich deal flow and insight in the sectors and markets of tomorrow. Emerald has managed and advised assets of over €1 billion from its offices in Zurich, Toronto and Singapore. The firm is dedicated to tackling big challenges in climate change and sustainability via over 500 venture transactions and five third-party investment mandates, including loan guarantees to over 100 start-ups.



Headquartered in Japan, SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (TSE: 4204) and its subsidiaries make up the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group. 26,000 employees in over 190 companies throughout 21 countries aim to contribute to improving the lives of the people of the world and the earth’s environment. Thanks to a history of innovation, dedication and a pioneering spirit, SEKISUI CHEMICAL now holds leading positions in its three diverse business divisions as well as top global market share in interlayer film, foam products, conductive particles and more.

Since its foundation in 1947, the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has dedicated itself to social and environmental contribution and is now an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and environmental initiatives, having recently been selected as one of the Global 100 most sustainable companies. SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will continue to maintain a strong corporate presence for 100 years and beyond.

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