Every day leaders around the world take decisions that are instrumental in helping shape the world of tomorrow. We believe that these leaders can play a major role in bringing about positive social change in accordance with the 2030 Agenda – both in their personal and professional environments.
Therefore, we invite those leaders to participate in our Responsible Leaders Forums to jointly reflect on their role as leaders, share their experiences and expertise, and learn from each other. For mutual inspiration and networking offers great potential for change.
The participants of these multi-day leadership programs are carefully selected to facilitate the dialogue across countries, sectors, and cultures. We organize up to three forums a year with approx. 40 participants each in different regions of the world.
“The Responsible Leaders Forum was a unique experience in which every single attendee was a formidable individual with outstanding contributions to the group. I had never attended an event with such a high quality of committed professionals. We need to individually and collectively take action now to make our cities, our towns, and our communities more livable and lovable.”
Daniel Martinez-Valle, CEO, Mexichem, Mexico
“I thought, I went to Chile for a professional trip – yet I came back from a personal journey. This was one of the most inspiring experiences I’ve ever had: thanks to all of you, amazing peers, and to BMW Foundation for daring to be revolutionary and do things in a different way.”
Maria Fare Garcia, UNDP, SDG Action Campaign, New York
“I did not expect this conference to so deeply change my perspectives on my role in creating social change. I have left the weekend so humbled and grateful for the opportunity to learn from others and to learn about my own leadership.”
Stephanie Procyk, Manager of Research, Public Policy and Evaluation at United Way Toronto & York Region
“The Responsible Leaders Forum has no doubt been the most powerful forum I have witnessed and participated in. It is not only a gathering of remarkable practitioners with outstanding and proven commitment to driving social impact: it’s effectively an international community of leaders who are committed to supporting each other to accelerate and multiply such impact. I commend the BMW Foundation not only for their convening of this remarkable group, but also for helping galvanize a true community that goes far beyond mere transactional relationships. I am honored to be part of it, and personally look forward to continuing to strengthen it, and to working together to scale up our collective societal impact.”
Alejandro Álvarez von Gustedt, International Venture Philanthropy Center, Madrid