Pittsburgh, September 16, 2020 — As the United States continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainity, racial justice reckoning and the ever increasing impacts of the climate crisis, the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) have become more relevant than ever. In her new Medium blog, Rebecca Lucore, Covestro LLC’s head of CSR and Sustainability, invites people to attend this year’s virtual THINC30 2020 Summit to learn how the UN SDGs are providing a pathway for social, economic and environmental recovery.
Covestro’s THINC30 2020: The UN SDGs in the New Now: Relevance and Recovery will take place over three morning sessions on October 15th, 20th and 22nd. Each day is devoted to one of the three pillars of sustainability with themes, “Social Resilience,” “Environmental Justice,” and “Economic Empowerment,” respectively. The sessions will feature national, regional and local experts on topics ranging from “Preventative Health Strategies in Low Income Communities,” and “Managing the Local Food Supply Chain” to “Environmental Justice” and “Collaborating for Climate Change” to “Investing in Female and Minority Entreprenuers” and “Building an Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem.” To register, please visit: www.covestro.us/thinc30-summit.
In her role, Lucore is responsible for innovating new approaches to social programs, philanthropy and donations, community relations and sustainability initiatives in North America. She is the architect of the company’s award-winning i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate), Covestro’s corporate social responsibility program in the U.S. i3 aims to spark curiosity, to envision what could be and to help create it. Its three focus areas – i3 STEM, i3 Engage and i3 Give – leverage the company’s current and future workforce, the communities in which it operates, and its partners and collaborators to create sustainable and lasting impacts.
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 2019 sales of EUR 12.4 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 17,200 people at the end of 2019.
Find more information at www.covestro.us or https://www.covestro.us/en/csr-and-sustainability/overview.
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