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 leading 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.
What’s ahead for 2019?
This year, we’re shaking things up – THINC30-wise.
Over the last two years, Pittsburgh’s business, civic and community leaders have joined us at our THINC30 summits to learn how they may help advance the 17 global UN Sustainable Development Goals here locally and create a thriving, robust region for everyone.
Last year, alone, more than 500 registered to learn more about tackling some of our most pressing sustainability issues, such as the school-to-prison pipeline, air quality and the environment, generational poverty, and neighborhood gentrification and displacement, among others.
One thing made obvious from these past summits is the real need for more in-depth, focused discussion around certain issues. So, in 2019, we’ll be hosting three smaller summits – events we’re calling THINC30 Tanks.
Please mark your calendars:
Thursday, May 30, 2019
THINC30 TANK #1: “Ensuring Inclusive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods”
What tools can be used/created that periodically check up on 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?