Covestro THINC30 Mid-Year Meetup spotlights ’Zero Poverty’ in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, May 15, 2018 — To continue fostering public-private partnerships that bring the 17 global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (U.N. SDGs) local to Pittsburgh, Covestro will host a THINC30 Mid-Year Meetup in the Covestro BrightSpace at the Energy Innovation Center tomorrow, May 16.

The Mid-Year Meetup will bring together attendees of last November’s THINC30 Summit, where members of the business, nonprofit, academic, government and civic communities gathered to collaborate on using the U.N. SDGs as a roadmap for achieving a purpose-driven, sustainable future for Pittsburgh by 2030.

The Meetup’s theme is “Breaking the Cycle, Moving Up: The Road to Zero Poverty in Pittsburgh.” It will have a primary focus on U.N. SDG #1 No Poverty, with a secondary focus on U.N. SDGs #2 Zero Hunger and #10 Reduced Inequality. All three SDGs emerged from the November summit as the leading challenges facing the Pittsburgh region today. Many of the 300 registrants pledged to work on at least one of the goals in the upcoming year.

“The six-month mark is an opportune time to check in on the progress people are making on their goals and continue the conversations about how we embed the U.N. SDGs locally to make our region more equitable and sustainable going forward,” said Rebecca Lucore, head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Covestro LLC.

“One of the major themes that emerged from THINC30 was, ‘Yes, Pittsburgh is doing well, but not all Pittsburghers are doing well.’ We want to uncover ways that enable and empower everyone to participate in the region’s growing prosperity.”

The Meetup will feature guest speakers, including Paulo Nzambi, CEO and head of School, Imani Christian Academy, and Dr. James Huguley, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Race and Social Problems. Lisa Scales, president and CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; Tay Waltenbaugh, CEO of Westmoreland Community Action; and Josiah Gilliam of My Brother’s Keeper will participate on the panel, “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Pittsburgh.” Jenna Cramer, vice president for transformation and community at the Green Building Alliance, will serve as moderator.

About Covestro LLC:

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 2017 sales of EUR 14.1 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 16,200 people at the end of 2017.

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Alice.Sox@covestro.com

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