Rebecca L. Lucore is Director of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Outreach and Engagement for Covestro LLC in North America, and is responsible for devising new models that apply the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) to its social programs, philanthropy, community relations and sustainability initiatives.
Lucore is a leading voice in Corporate America for empowering employee purpose and creating employee-citizen-philanthropist to drive sustainable communities through the transformation of traditional corporate volunteerism to next gen Skills-Based Volunteerism (SBV). With SBV, teams of employees use their skills and expertise to help nonprofits and municipalities solve organizational challenges in IT, marketing, finance, systems, et al. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Covestro Center for Community Engagement at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh which provides SBV and other volunteer training to Covestro employees and those of other companies throughout the region wishing to create their own citizen philanthropists.
Lucore is working with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to bring the UNSDGs to Covestro’s U.S. site communities and showcase them as a framework for companies, organizations, cities and communities interested in integrating sustainable practices into their business and innovation strategies, impacting the Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet and Prosperity.
Ms. Lucore has spoken widely at national and international CSR and Sustainability conferences including GreenBiz, the Social Innovation Forum, CGI America, National Governor’s Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Conference Board. She has contributed articles on CSR, Sustainability and employee engagement issues to the Huffington Post and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s blog.