Category: Future of Work

  • Our investment in Stacks+Joules

    Building operations contribute roughly 27 percent of all global carbon emissions. And the problem is growing. Over the next 40 years, the world is expected to add 230 billion square meters of new building floor area every month. That’s a big increase in carbon emissions.  But smart technologies and a skilled workforce can dramatically reduce […]

  • Seeding local workforce innovation in skilled trades 

    Image courtesy of Jamie Kelter Davis/Revolution Workshop Impact investing and corporate philanthropy have unique roles to play in ensuring local workforce ecosystems thrive. Corporate philanthropy is uniquely suited to de-risk promising innovations including solutions solving workforce challenges. This is especially true for the manufacturing and construction sectors which are becoming increasingly digitized, resulting in a […]

  • Workers pose at Coalfield Development factory

    Our investment in Coalfield Development

    Demand for coal in the United States has fallen dramatically over the last decade as natural gas and renewables become more affordable, the export market remains volatile, and federal environmental regulations increase the cost of burning coal. In the past 15 years, coal production has dropped by 65% in Appalachia. In Central Appalachia, coal mining […]

  • Our investment in Revolution Workshop

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes Revolution Workshop to its Work & Prosperity portfolio. Revolution Workshop is a nonprofit based in Chicago, Illinois, that builds skills, hope, and resilience by providing construction job training to Chicago’s underserved communities. The construction industry in Chicago is growing rapidly and new job openings are expected to grow 7% annually through […]

  • Group of employees at The Industrial Commons

    Our investment in The Industrial Commons

    A reinvention of American textile manufacturing The Autodesk Foundation is pleased to welcome The Industrial Commons (TIC) to its Work & Prosperity portfolio. TIC is a nonprofit based in Morganton, North Carolina that is embracing circularity, worker-centric models, and technology to build the economic resilience of local textile firms and their manufacturing workforces. From 1990 […]