Our partners at Covestro are “shaking things up in 2019” by announcing three THINC30 TANKs this year.
CEO and chairman of the board Jerry MacCleary says,
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 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.
Rebecca Lucore, head of sustainability and corporate social responsibility for Covestro, wrote a Pittsburgh Post Gazette Op Ed this week on this same topic, stating,
For a city that finds itself atop so many “most” lists these days — “most livable city,” “best city for first-time home buyers,” “coolest cities to visit,” “best foodie city” and now “best city to start a small business” — it sometimes feels like we’re still leaving people behind.
With the intent on collaboration, register for the first of three events now. Dates and topics include:
- Thursday, May 30, 2019 – “Ensuring Inclusive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods”
What tools can be used/created that periodically check up on neighborhood’s health
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – “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 – “Future Cities”
When building the sustainable city of tomorrow, what factors should we consider?