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Sustainability

Creator Space™ Tour in Shanghai and New York

June 2015

As a core element of its anniversa­ry program, BASF connects peo­ple and ideas around the globe with its Creator Space™ Tour to dis­cover solutions for challenges of smart energy, food, and urban liv­ing. The tour stops in Shanghai, and New York focused on the challeng­es brought by an increase in urban­ization.

Following the kick­off event in Mumbai in January, the Creator Space™ Tour stopped in Shanghai from March 20 to 27. More than 500 employees and urbanization experts, business pro­fessionals, NGOs, academia, and in­terested citizens with different perspectives and expertise exchanged views on issues such as sustainable transportation and waste disposal. By 2020, 60 percent of the Chinese population will be living in cities. How will the choices of 700 million urban consumers in China affect their economic, environmental, and social environment.

At the Creathaton in Shanghai, teams created an app-based solution for sustainable urban transportation.

In New York, from May 26 to 31, the participants of the event addressed aspects like habitat, citizenship, and resilience. The quarter of Red Hook in Brooklyn, served as the case study on how publicprivate partnerships can help resolve the evolving needs of global cities.

“BASF is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year,” said Wayne T. Smith, Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation, and member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE. “Our history shows that chemistry is an enabler for new ideas and solutions. As we celebrate this milestone, we are connecting people and ideas to make meaningful contributions to society in accordance with our corporate purpose ‘We create chemistry for a sustainable future’.” Before the end of the year, the Creator Space™ Tour will stop in São Paulo (August 17–23), Barcelona (October 26–30), and Ludwigshafen (November 20–29).