Our Corporate Sponsors

We are proud to work with a diverse group of global and regional companies who are committed to investing in research and education on best practices and innovation in the field of sustainable business strategy. Our sponsors include:


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About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com
BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of BASF's customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. BASF's portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.

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About CONSOL Energy

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) is a Canonsburg-based producer and exporter of high-Btu bituminous thermal and crossover metallurgical coal.  It owns and operates some of the most productive longwall mining operations in the Northern Appalachian Basin. Our flagship operation is the Pennsylvania Mining Complex, which has the capacity to produce approximately 28.5 million tons of coal per year and is comprised of 3 large-scale underground mines: Bailey, Enlow Fork, and Harvey. The company also owns and operates the CONSOL Marine Terminal, which is located in the port of Baltimore and has a throughput capacity of approximately 15 million tons per year.  In addition to the ~698 million reserve tons associated with the Pennsylvania Mining Complex, the company also controls approximately 1.6 billion tons of greenfield thermal and metallurgical coal reserves located in the major coal-producing basins of the eastern United States. Additional information regarding CONSOL Energy may be found at www.consolenergy.com.


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About Enel

Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power, gas and renewables markets present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with more than 89 GW of managed capacity. Enel distributes electricity  and  gas  through  a  network  of  over  2.2  million  kilometres,  and  serves  around  73  million  business  and household end users globally.
Enel operates in the US and Canada through two divisions: Enel Green Power North America and Enel X. Enel Green Power North America is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants with projects operating and under development in 24 US states and two Canadian provinces. The company operates around 100 plants with a managed capacity of approximately 5.1 GW powered by hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy. Enel X in North America has  around  3,400  business  customers,  spanning  more than  10,400  sites,  representing  approximately  4.6  GW  of demand response capacity and over 20 operational behind-the-meter storage projects. Enel X is revolutionizing the EV charging market with its smart charging solutions deploying around 40,000 charging stations in the US.

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IBM and the IBM logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

About IBM

IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world and is committed to environmental leadership in all of its business activities, from its operations to the design of its products and use of its technology. The company serves clients in more than 170 countries including the world’s leading financial services institutions, airlines, manufacturers, consumer goods and retail companies. IBM helps clients digitally reinvent themselves with technologies such as AI, analytics, blockchain, hybrid cloud and cybersecurity. It also leads in innovation: with 26 consecutive years of patent leadership, IBM Research is the world's largest corporate research organization with thousands of researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. For more information, visit www.ibm.com.
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About Peoples

Peoples is an energy provider serving approximately 740,000 homes and businesses in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. The company’s mission is to improve the lives of its customers and to help build long-term economic growth for the regions it serves. For more information about Peoples, visit www.peoples-gas.com and follow Peoples on social media @peoplesnatgas.

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PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing high-value logistics and transportation solutions to our customers with their SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, LTL, and TRUCKLOAD services.  As an organization that is “Customer Driven, People Driven and Quality Driven,” they remain committed to sustainability and innovation, striving to take it to the next level to help you optimize your supply chain. They are committed to doing their best to achieve environmental and social responsibility. They understand the nature of their business and the impact they have on their communities, their customers, and the environment, therefore their commitment to People, Planet, and Purpose serves as an integral part of their sustainability policy. These three P’s work together to shape PITT OHIO’s Sustainability Mission Statement connecting their purpose to everything they do. They believe in being good corporate citizens and giving back by aligning themselves with various organizations who share the same approach of being committed to improving sustainability for future generations. At PITT OHIO, We’re Always There For You!
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The PPG logo is a registered trademark and We protect and beautify the world is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. © 2017 PPG Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About PPG

PPG (NYSE:PPG) works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that PPG's customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, PPG solves customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates and innovates in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. PPG serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.


About Tarkett

With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €3 billion in 2019. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 12,500 employees and 33 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com.


Special Thanks

We are extremely grateful to The Heinz Endowments for the initial grant funding needed to incubate the Center for Sustainable Business as we grow toward being entirely self-sustaining through corporate sponsorships.

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About The Heinz Endowments

The Heinz Endowments is devoted to the mission of helping our region prosper as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic and environmental sustainability. Core to their work is the vision of a just community where all are included and where everyone who calls southwestern Pennsylvania home has a real and meaningful opportunity to thrive.