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The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt is an independent corporate foundation whose activities contribute to the mission and social responsibility of BMW Group.

The BMW Foundation promotes responsible leadership and inspires leaders worldwide to work towards a peaceful, just and sustainable future. Through its activities, the Foundation aims to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

It encourages leaders to take their social and political responsibility to the next level. To that end, it INSPIRES leaders, providing them with a platform for personal and professional development, and CONNECTS them, across nations, regions and sectors, through the global Responsible Leaders Network. The third interdependent component of its work is to INVEST in initiatives and organizations seeking to address humanity’s social, political and environmental challenges.

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BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt.

Through its diverse Responsible Leaders Network, the Foundation is connected with emerging global trends. It provides content and inspiration for the BMW Group. This includes innovative forms of leadership. The corporation and the BMW Foundation share core values – openness and respect for others, their background, identity and dignity.

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The mission of the Foundation is to harness the energy, creativity, vision and hard work of Responsible Leaders – and provide them with a global platform to push themselves further, and bring about a better world. Each year, the Foundation hosts a few leadership programs for individually selected leaders from different sectors, backgrounds and countries. They are invited to reflect deeply on leadership and engage in conversations about their personal and professional responsibilities. 

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The BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network connects more than 2,000 members across 120 countries organized by region. These regions are currently Europe, North America, Brazil, India and the MENA region. The network gathers leaders to share knowledge, to support each other and to foster common opportunities, so that they can spread the impact of their work. Members of the network have participated in at least one of the Foundation’s leadership programs and have been selected for membership by the Foundation.

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The BMW Foundation pursues the goal of achieving a systemic transformation towards a sustainable and impact-oriented economic and financial system. The Foundation identifies, activates and supports leaders and organizations who are committed to driving this systemic change. Instilling new models and systems to last through future generations will allow the Foundation to shift capital’s relationship with society and the environment in line with the UN 2030 Agenda.

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TwentyThirty | Inspiring Responsible Leadership.

TwentyThirty is an online magazine presented by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt. It sheds light on the social, political, and environmental challenges we face and features inspiring Responsible Leaders who are working to solve them.

Injustice, poverty, hunger, climate change: The international community has committed itself to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and, thus, to finding solutions to the world’s most urgent problems within the next few years. The Agenda’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals call on all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs.