Sustainability Forum

The Amcham Israel Sustainability Forum serves as a platform for collaborations on Sustainability between leading companies, both Israeli and the U.S.

Since its establishment in 2019, the Forum has dealt with diverse fields ranging from Circular Economy and emissions reduction to technological innovation and Food Safety.

The Forum holds a variety of activities designed to enrich the knowledge of decision makers and promotes actions that will keep the Israeli economy competitive in the face of emerging environmental regulations and growing disclosure demands by clients and investors.

Furthermore, the Forum lends its support to the Israeli economy's efforts in achieving energy efficiency, thereby enabling Israel to fulfill its commitments under international agreements and the Conference of Parties (COP).

The Forum operates in three channels:

  1. Building Knowledge and Abilities
  2. Innovation in Climate and Environment
  3. Food Safety, Foodtech and Agtech


1. Building Knowledge and Abilities

Our goal is to support the efforts to inform the Israeli economy on the growing demands for proper conduct in aspects of environment, society and corporate governance and to close the gap between the private sector in Israel and the private sector in advanced countries in the world.

Topics that will be discussed:

  • U.S. regulation affecting the business and industrial sector.
  • Business opportunities and risks related to environmental and climate issues.
  • Supply chains.
  • Calculation, measurement, reporting and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Mitigation efforts leading to the transition to a zero-carbon economy.
  • Adaptation efforts adjusting to the current and future effects of climate change.

2. Innovation in Climate and Environment

Our goal is to strengthen the relationship between big U.S. corporations and the local entrepreneurial industry.

Amcham Israel Sustainability Forum is launching a program aiming to accelerate the development and scaleup of ground-breaking climate technologies by bridging between climate challenges of U.S. corporates and Israeli startups.

3. Food Safety, Foodtech and Agtech

Collaborative investment in protein alternative technologies between the U.S. and Israel aligns with broader goals related to Sustainability, Food Safety, innovation and economic growth.

Protein alternatives, such as plant-based and cultured meat products, often have a lower environmental footprint compared to conventional livestock production. Collaborative efforts in this area can help mitigate the environmental impacts of food production, including greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and water consumption.

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