• Marseilles
    BMW Foundation Global Table

    Building the Code for Resilient Societies

    At a time when digitalization is rapidly transforming societies, the BMW Foundation Global Table in Marseille, France, will allow leaders to gather and reflect upon their role in shaping digitalization inclusively – that is, without reproducing elitist structures but rather for the benefit of all.

    We at the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt believe that the individual commitment of people in positions of responsibility can play a major role in advancing positive social change, in accordance with the UN 2030 Agenda. By promoting Responsible Leadership at the global level, we contribute to personal and systemic development towards a peaceful, just, and sustainable future. To this end, we create spaces like the Global Table where leaders from government, business, and civil society, as well as academia and the arts, can inspire each other to take their commitment to the next level.

  • Munich

    Denkraum: Good Life and Sustainable Cities 2030

    Civic participation, climate change, health, and mobility: many global problems are concentrated and intensified in urban areas. But this also makes cities a breeding ground for solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda. Through our Denkraum event entitled “Good Life and Sustainable Cities 2030,” we, as a foundation, want to contribute our share.

    The city as a place for solutions: During the Denkraum event, we want to dive deeply into the multifaceted dimensions of this topic. The focus on the Sustainable Development Goal #11 – “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” – provides a positive scenario for participants. We invite our guests to think outside the box.

    How can we shape urban life in a participatory and resource-efficient way? How can businesses, investors, and society contribute to a “new economy” and thus to the transformation of conventional forms of administration, governance, and finance? What innovative ideas and business models are the key drivers? In short: What does Responsible Leadership look like with a view to the common good and life in sustainable cities?