Covestro announces THINC30 lineup for 2019

Releases Highlights Report from 2018 Summit

Pittsburgh, April 23, 2019 — Reinforcing its commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its efforts to advance the 17 global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in the local community, Covestro LLC announced it will host a series of THINC30 Tanks over the course of 2019.

Visit the website to learn more about THINC30, download reports and access registration details for this year’s lineup of events: www.covestro.us/thinc30.

Since 2017, Covestro has held annual one-day THINC30 summits, which bring together Pittsburgh’s business, philanthropic, academic, nonprofit and government leaders – and engaged citizens – to address some of the most pressing issues facing the region, using the UN SDGs as a framework.

Departing from the one-day summit format, the company will host three half-day “THINC30 Tanks” throughout 2019. The new, more intimate format will allow for more focused, in-depth discussions designed to yield concrete outcomes. All will be held at the Covestro Bright Space at the Energy Innovation Center as follows:

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 – THINC30 TANK #1 – “Ensuring Inclusive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods”

    What tools can be used/created to periodically check up on a neighborhood’s health?
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – THINC30 TANK #2 – “Youthquake 2030: Gen Z and the UN SDGs”

    As the UN SDGs take root in Pittsburgh, how will the next generation continue the work?
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – THINC30 TANK #3 – Future Cities”

    When building the sustainable city of tomorrow, what factors should we consider?


“THINC30 has been so well-received by leaders in the region who, like Covestro, want to keep the work going to create a thriving, robust community where everyone prospers,” said Jerry MacCleary, chairman and CEO, Covestro LLC. “One thing made obvious from these past summits is the real need for more in-depth, focused discussion around certain issues. The THINC30 Tanks are the perfect vehicles for that.”

Last year, alone, more than 500 individuals registered to learn more about tackling issues critical to Pittsburgh, such as the school-to-prison pipeline, air quality and the environment, generational poverty, equity in education and neighborhood gentrification and displacement. Those issues and other key themes to emerge from the 2018 summit are highlighted and now available in the newly published report, The Takeaway 2018.

THINC stands for transforming, harnessing, innovating, navigating and collaborating for a purpose-driven, sustainable future by 2030. Its mission is to introduce and accelerate sustainable business development, public-private partnerships and social innovation in the Pittsburgh region by utilizing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap and showcasing how these goals can be achieved by leveraging the growing need for purpose among individuals, organizations and businesses.

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 2018 sales of EUR 14.6 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 healthcare industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 16,800 people at the end of 2018.

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.

Find more information at www.covestro.us.

Media Contacts:

Alice Sox, Phone: 412 413 5430
alice.sox@covestro.com

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