A call to action
As part of Covestro’s i3 (ignite, imagine, innovate) corporate social responsibility initiative, THINC30 aims to:
- Introduce the 17 U.N. SDGs to the wider Pittsburgh region, particularly business and industry, and showcase how they can be advanced by leveraging the growing need for purpose among individuals, organizations and businesses.
- Explore how business and industry are responding to employees’ desire for more purpose in their work and lives to improve their communities and society at large.
- Showcase the Pittsburgh region as a national purpose leader with bleeding edge ideas, solutions and strategies for companies and communities interested in formally embedding innovation, sustainable business development, corporate social responsibility and community building into their missions.
- Issue a call to action to business and industry to cultivate their purpose – and that of their employees’ or citizen philanthropists – to accelerate sustainable business development, public-private partnerships and social innovation around the 17 United National Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition to spotlighting regional best practice programs and featuring sustainability and CSR business executives, philanthropic leaders, and social entrepreneurs, the summit also convenes national and international thought leaders as keynote speakers, featured panelists and interviewees to provide aspiration, inspiration and motivation.
THINC30 2017 – The start of an annual tradition
In November 2017, Covestro hosted its inaugural THINC30 summit, bringing together more than 250 attendees, representing nearly every sector in Pittsburgh – from business and industry to nonprofits, government, foundations, higher education and media. The daylong event started a conversation around the power of purpose and its potential for shaping a more sustainable future in Pittsburgh.