Pittsburgh, September 19, 2017 — Rebecca Lucore, head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability at Covestro LLC, will deliver a keynote at the 2017 NGO Expo September 22 in New York City. Her presentation is titled “Harnessing Corporate Purpose to Drive Social Change.”
Organized by Climate Week NYC, which is taking place alongside the UN General Assembly Sept. 18-24, NGO Expo is a major global platform for NGOs, non-profits and charities to advance the global social good agenda and spark partnerships with granters, donors, philanthropists and corporate foundation executives.
Lucore will discuss how Covestro, through its i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) CSR initiative, is empowering employees’ desire for social purpose by enabling them to become “citizen philanthropists” through skills-based volunteer training. She will demonstrate how nonprofits can utilize this kind of “human capital” giving to build capacity and become more sustainable organizations. She’ll also provide insight into how corporations can leverage employees’ desire for purpose to attract, retain and develop talent.
The two-day event is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees.
About NGO Expo and Climate Week NYC:
NGO Expo encompasses a conference, exhibition with meeting areas to network, source, supply and learn. It delivers immersive education through keynote speakers, timely topic-driven panels and hands-on workshops, while also showcasing the latest products and solutions to help deepen understanding and create new ideas that will drive innovation. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level. Attendees leave NGO Expo inspired by what’s new and what’s next, armed with the tools and techniques they need to shift and re-imagine their own businesses.
Climate Week NYC is one of the key summits in the international calendar and has been driving climate action forward since it was first launched by The Climate Group in 2009. This year, Climate Week NYC comes at a critical point in the global response to climate change. The summit will take place alongside the UN General Assembly and will bring together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase the unstoppable momentum of global climate action. Climate Week NYC is the collaborative space for climate-related events in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
About Covestro LLC and i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate):
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and medical industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 15,600 people at the end of 2016.
i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) is Covestro LLC’s companywide corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Built on the three pillars of philanthropy (i3 Give), employee volunteerism (i3 Engage) and STEM education (i3 STEM), i3 seeks to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
i3 Give is designed to innovate corporate philanthropy strategies that combine both human and financial resources to build stronger communities. i3 Engage re-imagines the way employees from for-profits and nonprofits engage with one another for more effective outcomes. And, i3 STEM ignites young minds to become the innovators of tomorrow through support of hands-on, inquiry-based STEM education, workforce experience and employee volunteerism.
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