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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.
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 […]
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 […]
Today’s linear economy – where we extract resources, make something, use it, and then throw it away – creates an amazing amount of waste. Yes, waste in terms of energy and materials, but also waste in terms of a missed opportunity for delivering greater value to consumers, companies, and brands. The circular economy movement, on […]
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 […]
Fellows apply architecture, engineering, and design expertise to solutions to climate change and inequality alongside nonprofits and startups.
More than 1.6 billion people around the world lack adequate and decent shelter. In 2017, Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter launched ShelterTech, a platform for affordable housing innovation, including regional accelerators to provide shelter-focused startups with business support and mentorship. Through a customized pro bono mentorship program, Autodesk employees are using […]
To meet the guiding goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, we need to not only limit greenhouse gas emissions but also aggressively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. This reality is emphasized more than ever in the recent landmark scientific assessment from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]