Island Dialogue on Ukraine

A Difficult Conversation

A few hours before the European Union imposed stricter sanctions on Moscow the BMW Foundation held a discussion on Munich’s Prater Island.  More

Michael Schaefer:

The New Balance of Powers -
Europe and Its Place in the World

Twenty-five years ago, Francis Fukuyama postulated the end of history. More

An Interview with Emre Yunt

"Bringing the Global Table Spirit of Collaboration to the G20 Process"

The diplomat speaks about Turkey's role as a mediator between Europe and emerging economies. More

The 1st BMW Foundation Global Table Participants

Unusual Encounters, Fresh Inspiration

The 1st Global Table, which took place on July 17–20, 2014, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou marked More

1st BMW Foundation Global Table

"We want to foster and re-define the global dialogue with regard to the most important concerns of our era."

An new BMW Foundation conference series.  More
25 Jul

MT @ryanglittle: Check out the findings of the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. Webinars @ gle.iipcollaborative.org/webinars/

24 Jul

RT @BidnaCapoeira Great meeting with the ‘BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders UK’
@bmwfoundation @bmwstiftung looking forward to Oct! pic.twitter.com/TaTKQkjLOn

16 Jul

On our Global Table topic: Containing the Resource Crisis by @alitovsky via @ProSyn project-syndicate.org/commentary/ale...

16 Jul

Exciting 2 days with @LizHamburg @taprootfound in Berlin and decision to continue cooperation on . pic.twitter.com/hCyY2h0QmC

25 Jul

MT @ryanglittle: Check out the findings of the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. Webinars @ gle.iipcollaborative.org/webinars/

24 Jul

RT @BidnaCapoeira Great meeting with the ‘BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders UK’
@bmwfoundation @bmwstiftung looking forward to Oct! pic.twitter.com/TaTKQkjLOn

16 Jul

On our Global Table topic: Containing the Resource Crisis by @alitovsky via @ProSyn project-syndicate.org/commentary/ale...

16 Jul

Exciting 2 days with @LizHamburg @taprootfound in Berlin and decision to continue cooperation on . pic.twitter.com/hCyY2h0QmC

08 Jul

Doing good or doing money? @LizHamburg, CEO @taprootfound, and @claudialeissner chat at @RainmakingLoft in Berlin
bmw-stiftung.de/en/dates-event...

16 May

Responsible Leaders Awards

BMW Foundation Honors International Leaders

As part of the Munich Economic Summit, the BMW Foundation has presented its Responsible Leaders Awards on May 15.  more

14 May

Press Invitation

13th Munich Economic Summit

"Free Trade and Prosperity" is the summit's topic on the 15 and 16 of May 2014 at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich.  more

28 Jan

Limited Resources – Unlimited Security Risks

New event series of the BMW Foundation looks at challenges caused by resource scarcity

The global race for water, food, and energy is undermining the ecological and resource base in key regions of the world.  more

20 Sep

4th World Young Leaders Forum

BMW Foundation Brings Global Young Leaders to Beijing

Forum focuses on sustainability and quality growth in China and the world.  more

26 Jun

13th Munich Economic Summit

"Free Trade and Prosperity"

03 Jun

First BMW Foundation Impact Session in Brazil

Responsible Leaders Support Sistema B

27 May

An Interview with Aaron Hurst

The Rise of the Purpose Economy

21 May

An Interview with Stephen Huddart and Tim Draimin

Canada's Social Innovation Story

15 May

An Interview with Michael Schaefer

"We provide new rooms where ideas sprout wings"



Island Dialogues on Ukraine

A Difficult Conversation

30 Jul 2014 | BMW Foundation | Europe

A few hours before the European Union, on Tuesday of this week, imposed yet more and stricter sanctions on Moscow, designed to have a “bigger bite” and to deal a more serious blow to the Russian economy, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt held a discussion on Munich’s Prater Island entitled “Ukraine – A Test Case for European Foreign Policy?”   Read more


An Interview with Emre Yunt

Bringing the Global Table Spirit of Collaboration to the G20 Process

30 Jul 2014 | BMW Foundation | Resources and Security

Like other emerging nations, Turkey is a very young country with a rapidly growing economy. Therefore, Turkey can make a special contribution to improving the relations between Europe and the emerging economies, argues Emre Yunt. The Turkish diplomat was a participant in the 1st Global Table.  Read more


The New Balance of Powers

Europe and Its Place in the World

25 Jul 2014 | Michael Schaefer | Europe

Twenty-five years ago, Francis Fukuyama postulated the end of history. The Berlin Wall, the Iron Curtain, and the Soviet Empire had crumbled. Democracy and a liberal market economy had proven their superiority over autocracy and planned economy. Our Western system had triumphed.  Read more



18 Aug Wasan Island

Impact Summers

Social Impact Bonds: The Emerging Power Tool for Social Enterprise

21 Aug Wasan Island

Impact Summers

Global Capacity Building Initiative

25 Aug Wasan Island

Impact Summers

Investing Foundation Endowments for Social Impact

28 Aug Wasan Island

Impact Summers

Schooling Social Entrepreneurs: Perfecting Practical Education and Support

02 Sep Wasan Island

Impact Summers

Using Technology to Build Capacity for Small and Medium Charities

11 Sep Brussels

EVPA Training Academy

Workshop on Exit Strategies

11 Sep Berlin

1st Global Social Intrapreneurship Summit

Co-Creating the Movement

16 Oct Tbilisi

Social Impact Days

Unlocking Opportunities – Tapping the Potential of Cross-Sector Collaboration

17 Nov Berlin

EVPA - 10th Annual Conference

Collaborating for Social Impact: the next 10 years

28 Nov Hamburg

Impact Circle for Social Innovations

Engagement for Social Innovations