Events

  • Berlin
    24
    Nov
    2017
    Berlin Global Forum

    Restoring Public Trust

    Our BMW Foundation Global Table series concludes every two years with the Berlin Global Forum. In the heart of the German capital, we present results, cross-sector initiatives, and political recommendations for action that have emerged during the Global Table process to an international public.

    During the last two years, our focus has been on good governance in fragile societies. Five BMW Foundation Global Tables took place in the Netherlands, Tunisia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, and Greece. Topics included the lack of trust in state institutions, the radicalization of youth, and the difficulties of achieving reconciliation and transitional justice in post-conflict societies.

    The Berlin Global Forum is about an equal exchange, convening leaders and decision-makers from all walks of life and world regions for a strategic dialogue. We believe that global challenges can only be solved collectively and especially by bringing together different perspectives. This way, we want to contribute to the development of concrete solutions in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Munich
    27
    Nov
    27
    Nov
    2017
    Impact Investment Program

    Munich Impact Investing Stammtisch

    Together with BonVenture, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt hosts the Munich Impact Investing Stammtisch. Dr. Bernd Klosterkemper, from Ananda Ventures, will kick off the event with a brief introductory talk on the topic of “Opportunities and Obstacles for Impact Investing in the European Market.” The talk will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity for discussion and networking.

    The Stammtisch takes place on the premises of IBPro e.V. (Lindwurmstraße 129 E). Please confirm your registration by November 13 by sending an e-mail to Katherina Schweitzer.

  • Munich
    27
    Nov
    2017
    Panel Discussion

    One Year into the Trump Administration: America’s Changed Role in the World

    One year after Donald Trump has emerged the winner of the U.S. presidential election, Germany and Europe are still concerned about their transatlantic ally. True, the Europeans’ worst fears – that the United States will turn its back on the global free trade system and the Western system of alliances – have not come true. But the willingness to engage in multilateral cooperation seems to be dwindling rapidly in the Trump era. There is still no clear foreign policy vision of the Trump administration. One year into the Trump presidency, we want to discuss the altered global role of the United States.

    Therefore, we have invited Dr. Christoph von Marschall, the Washington, D.C.-based chief correspondent of the Tagesspiegel and first Helmut Schmidt Fellow of the ZEIT Foundation and the German Marshall Fund, to the BMW Foundation’s Munich office. The discussion will be moderated by Stephan Bierling, Professor for International and Transatlantic Relations at the University of Regensburg.

  • Munich
    07
    Dec
    2017
    Global Talk

    France and Germany after the Elections: A Chance for a Revitalized Europe?

    After the parliamentary elections in France and Germany, there is a big opportunity to reenvision the EU and reform its institutions. France and Germany, traditionally the joint drivers of the European Union, could work as close partners in this new political constellation and set the course. Increased security cooperation, a joint budget, and a finance minister for the eurozone – these are the core ideas that French President Macron recently put forth at the Sorbonne, but that still await the response of the yet-to-be-formed German government.

    Will the German-French tandem manage to agree on the key points and also convince the Eurosceptics among the EU citizens of a revitalized European project?

    This central question will be addressed by former Federal Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer and former French Defense Minister Sylvie Goulard in a panel discussion at BMW Welt in Munich.

  • Santiago de Chile
    09
    Dec
    12
    Dec
    2017
    Responsible Leaders Forum

    Responsible Leaders Forum Latin America

    Through our work in Latin America during the last five years, the Responsible Leaders Network in the region has grown to 100 members, and we have established partnerships with 40 organizations in 13 countries. We want to further strengthen and expand this network through our Responsible Leaders Forum in Chile. Therefore, we have invited leaders from around the world to experience tools for leadership in Latin America and explore the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals for responsible leadership. The Forum will put each participant’s personality, skills, and creativity center stage and by doing so create an environment for mutual learning and networking. Furthermore, we are partnering with the International Festival of Social Innovation (fiiS) that will take place prior to the Forum and provide an opportunity to get to know innovators from all over Latin America.