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    Customizing pro bono for legal expertise

    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 […]

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    Our investment in Closed Loop Partners

    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 the other hand, embraces […]

  • Autodesk employees’ connection to giving and community

    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 […]

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    Meet five organizations leveraging Engineering for Change Fellows for impact

    Fellows apply architecture, engineering, and design expertise to solutions to climate change and inequality alongside nonprofits and startups.

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    Employees support innovative housing solutions through pro bono consulting

    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 […]

  • Our investment in Heirloom

    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 […]

  • Connecting community, culture, and creativity

    How one employee’s leadership is building intergenerational bonds This year, Autodesk embraced its unique opportunity to accelerate positive outcomes through a company-wide impact strategy that positions Autodesk to take action as a business, in partnership with customers, and to support its industries and the communities it serves. Autodesk employees engage with impact both within their roles and through volunteer, […]

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    Behind the scenes of the Obsidian Concept House

    The Autodesk Foundation mobilized Autodesk technology, Autodesk expertise, and Autodesk training partner Microdesk in support of the Obsidian Experience, a digitally rendered 3D concept house, highlighting the vision and creativity of Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) architects, interior designers, and artists. Twenty-three BADG Creators and two rising stars launched the digitally rendered concept house, […]

  • 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 […]