Category: Impact

  • Portrait photo of Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Executive in Residence, Schmidt Futures, and member of the Autodesk Foundation Board of Directors—wearing white v-neck shirt and smiling.

    Meet the Autodesk Foundation’s newest board member, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg

    The Autodesk Foundation welcomes Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg to its board of directors. Executive Director Christine Stoner sat down with Wanjiru to discuss her motivations for joining the board, the unique opportunity for impact in corporate philanthropy, and gender equity in Africa.

  • Amped Innovation worker wearing hi-viz orange branded jumpsuit and matching hardhat holding solar panel during rooftop installation, looking into the distance.

    FY23 Impact Report: A message from our directors

    Reflections from Autodesk Foundation Executive Director Christine Stoner and Managing Director Jean Shia on the growth and trajectory of the Autodesk Foundation as featured in the Autodesk Foundation fiscal year 2023 impact report.

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    New video highlights how the Autodesk Foundation catalyzes industry transformation

    The Autodesk Foundation supports innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Watch our new overview video to learn how our unique approach to philanthropy is catalyzing industry transformation globally.

  • Photo grid. Headshots of Christian Benimana, MASS Design Group; Etosha Cave, Twelve; Amy King, Pallet; Megan O’Connor, Nth Cycle; Nithya Ramanathan, Nexleaf Analytics; and Jason Wang, FreeWorld.

    Meet the innovators who inspire us

    In 2022, the Autodesk Foundation partnered with the Autodesk Gallery to spotlight leaders from our portfolio in Spectrum—an interactive exhibit showcasing innovators who are transforming Autodesk industries for good.

  • Graphic lockup with headshots and titles of Debbie Clifford, Autodesk CFO and Foundation board chair, and Christine Stoner, Autodesk Foundation Executive Director.

    How sustainability, philanthropy, and finance align: An interview with Debbie Clifford

    Autodesk Foundation Executive Director Christine Stoner sat down with Debbie Clifford, Autodesk's chief financial officer and Foundation board chair, to learn more about her motivation, inspiration, and passion for her work.

  • Graphic lockup of three new Autodesk Foundation Board members: Trenton Arthur, Vice President, Product Management, Autodesk, Inc.; Haresh Khoobchandani, Vice President, Sales, APAC, Autodesk, Inc.; and Dara Treseder, Chief Marketing Officer, Autodesk, Inc.

    The Autodesk Foundation expands its board of directors

    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.

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    FY22 Impact Report: A message from Autodesk Foundation leadership

    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…

  • Unlocking New Opportunities for People Hard-hit by Automation and Globalization

    Automation and globalization are two of the biggest forces shaping the future of work and our wider society, with gross inequities between winners and losers. To address these inherent inequalities, we back systems and solutions that help at-risk workers prosper in the era of automation in service of a more equitable future. Jean Shia, Head…

  • Impact Measurement & Management: One Size Does Not Fit All

    Impact performance has increasingly become a powerful brand differentiator and a meaningful new dimension of overall performance for all types of investing. Intentional strategies around how to measure impact have become central to a successful impact-oriented approach to investing. Indeed, measuring and reporting impact is one of the most important ways for any mission-driven organization…