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1,000 ideas for a sustainable future
The flight around the world without fuel was just the start – the partnership between Covestro and the Solar Impulse Foundation has now been elevated to the next level. Under the name “World Alliance for Efficient Solutions,” a new initiative wants to present 1,000 ideas for a more sustainable future at the UN climate conference in December 2018. “Today there are already thousands of marketable solutions that could promote economic growth and preserve nature at the same time. However, they are often hidden in start-ups or research laboratories,” states Bertrand Piccard, pilot of Solar Impulse and founder of the initiative. Still, only few know that those solutions are just waiting to be applied in a profitable way. An association of more than 450 companies aims to spread this awareness.
Covestro is one of the founding members, supporting the network with both financial and personnel resources: for example, we are providing some of the experts evaluating all suggestions regarding their contribution to production, application, market compatibility, and sustainability.
The growth of Covestro will also be based on innovations focused on sustainability in the future. This is why we are not only supporting the initiative, but supplementing these 1,000 ideas by presenting our own suggestions on how environmentally friendly innovations can contribute to a brighter future.