In 2023, the Autodesk Foundation is supporting its third cohort of Engineering for Change (E4C) Fellows—29 early-career tech professionals working with Autodesk Foundation portfolio organizations to complete impact projects advancing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
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Following the success of its inaugural Engineering for Change (E4C) Summer Fellowship in 2021, the Autodesk Foundation supported another 25 E4C Summer Fellows in 2022 who worked on engineering projects spanning 15 countries and five continents, advancing 12 of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Autodesk Foundation welcomes three new members to its board of directors: Trenton Arthur, Vice President, Product Management, Autodesk, Inc.; Haresh Khoobchandani, Vice President, Sales, APAC, Autodesk, Inc.; and Dara Treseder, Chief Marketing Officer, Autodesk, Inc.
Image courtesy of Bridges to Prosperity By Christine Stoner, Executive Director, Autodesk Foundation and Jean Shia, Managing Director, Impact Investment and Management, Autodesk Foundation At a time when humanity is reeling—from the pandemic and its aftershocks to the scorching effects of climate change—we find reason to hope in the vision, tenacity, and innovation of the…
By Beth Foster and Kate McElligott 1.6 billion lack adequate shelter There are currently 1.6 billion people worldwide who lack adequate shelter, and more than half a million people in the United States experiencing homelessness. And as climate change accelerates, homelessness due to sudden-onset natural disasters will increase. Since 2008, an average of 25 million…
Autodesk Foundation’s first Tech Lead Development Program is designed to facilitate learning for the most in-demand nontechnical skills.
For the past two years in Autodesk’s Barcelona Office, the Giving Back Committee has kept up a steady drumbeat of pro bono and volunteer opportunities for nearly 600 Autodeskers in Barcelona. Year-round work culminates in an annual auction raising 15,000 euros The December Holiday Auction, where employees bid on items like restaurant vouchers and personal…
Attorneys Susie Berg and Jeff Kaban were still relatively new to Autodesk when they volunteered to develop a pro bono program for the Autodesk Legal Department in 2020. With pandemic lockdowns in full effect and racial justice protests nationwide, it was a tumultuous but opportune time to create the program. “A lot of issues that…
Global Month of Giving at Autodesk kicks off on Giving Tuesday, November 30th, a time to foster and celebrate the generosity, hope, and connection created through charitable giving. Each year, Autodesk employees are eligible for up to $5,000 in matching funds from the Autodesk Foundation, doubling the impact of their charitable giving to communities and…