Events

  • Bkerzay
    12
    Jul
    15
    Jul
    2019
    BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network

    MENA Responsible Leaders Network Meeting

    The Responsible Leaders Network is at the core of our work at the BMW Foundation. It is a diverse, collaborative, and joyful community that drives positive change. Through various activities and programs, we want to give the members of this network the opportunity to empower each other, exchange ideas, pool resources, and collaborate to advance positive change within the framework of the 2030 AgendaWith our regional network meeting in Lebanon, we want to strengthen our community in the MENA region and give Responsible Leaders in the region the opportunity to connect more deeply. 

  • Moscow
    20
    Mar
    2019

    Bridging Generations in Russia

    Generationsbrücke Deutschland has created a multi-dimensional approach to fostering intergenerational understanding and dialogue. Following a systematized methodology, the social enterprise builds regular, long-term relationships between kindergarten and school-age kids on the one hand and residents of nursing homes on the other. These meetings bring joy and love into the lives of the elderly, while the children, too, experience how much fun it can be to spend quality time with older people.

    In cooperation with Generationsbrücke Deutschland and the International Alumni Center, the BMW Foundation organizes an Impact Session that will focus on the introduction of the intergenerational initiative in Russia. Selected members of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network will discuss the concept of Generationsbrücke and its challenges for Russia, and present a new day-care concept.

  • Udaipur
    22
    Nov
    25
    Nov
    2018
    BMW Foundation Global Table

    Female Leadership for Resilient Societies

    Because of their limited mobility and socially assigned roles, women are more vulnerable than men in disasters. At the same time, women’s intimate, frontline knowledge of their local environment gives them the capacity to be leaders and transformational agents.

    The United Nations 2030 Agenda recognizes that without gender equality and the empowerment of women sustainable development will be unattainable. One central element of sustainable development is resilience, understood as the ability to recognize and address transformative forces such us climate change, globalization, urbanization, technological progress, and demographic patterns.

    So far, women’s leadership in building resilient and inclusive communities across the world has not yet been adequately highlighted. Therefore, the 13th BMW Foundation Global Table in Udaipur, India, wants to develop solutions on how to counter social inequalities and empower female leadership. Participants from around the globe will share their experiences, discuss success stories and challenges, and develop forward-looking strategies.

  • Shanghai
    14
    Oct
    20
    Oct
    2018
    Zukunftsbrücke: Chinese-German Young Professional Campus

    The Future Has Arrived – How Do We Prepare for the AI Era?

    Americans and Chinese are struggling for predominance in the field of artificial intelligence. What opportunities are left for Europe and Germany? The Zukunftsbrücke 2018 focuses on this century’s key technology from a German-Chinese perspective. In Hangzhou, the stronghold of the Chinese AI industry, 30 young German and Chinese leaders will visit companies such as Alibaba and NetEase and extensively discuss the opportunities and consequences of artificial intelligence among each other and with experts. Besides political and economic aspects, social issues will also be addressed.

    The Zukunftsbrücke 2018 takes place on October 14–20, 2018, in Hangzhou and Shanghai. It is a project of Stiftung Mercator and the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in cooperation with the All-China Youth Federation.

    The Zukunftsbrücke – Chinese-German Young Professional Campus aims to build an active, cross-sector network of young leaders from China and Germany. This personal and professional network is to make a key contribution to a future-oriented and sustainable partnership between the two countries.

  • Kaliningrad
    31
    May
    02
    Jun
    2018
    German-Russian Dialogue

    X. German-Russian Dialogue’s Alumni Meeting

    This year’s 10th edition of the German-Russian Dialogue’s Alumni Meeting will be held on May 31– June 2, 2018, in Kaliningrad. This time, some 20 former participants of the annual Baden-Baden Dialogue from both countries will participate in a site visit to two Russian social start-ups and the BMW production plant, discuss the future of the Kaliningrad region with its Vice-Governor, and explore the Curonian spit.

  • Mumbai
    09
    Feb
    10
    Feb
    2018
    Regional Network Activities

    Responsible Leaders Meeting in Mumbai

    Committed to promoting Responsible Leadership worldwide, we will put special emphasis in 2018 on widening our activities in India and strengthening the Indian community of Responsible Leaders. The meeting aims to deepen relationships and trust, get new partners involved in the network, and explore tools and plans for collective action in 2018. The meeting will be held back to back with the Global Pro Bono Summit in Mumbai in order to allow leaders to attend both events and to encourage the exchange between both communities.

  • Mumbai
    06
    Feb
    09
    Feb
    2018
    Pro Bono

    Global Pro Bono Summit 2018

    The Global Pro Bono Summit 2018 in Mumbai is hosted by iVolunteer, with support from the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Taproot Foundation, and the Global Pro Bono Network.

    The annual Global Pro Bono Summit is an exclusive convening of global pro bono service leaders who come together to share insights and develop strategies to further drive the pro bono movement. Participants from corporations, foundations, the public sphere, NGOs, and intermediaries will gather to discuss innovations and, together, explore the global potential of the pro bono movement.

    Topics will include cross-sector partnerships and their impact on community challenges, the growing use of technology in the pro bono movement, the leadership development potential of pro bono for NGOs and corporations, and other innovations in the movement.