Engineers Without Borders International is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with cutting-edge engineering software company Bentley Systems to unlock global impact and advance engineering for good.
Engineers Without Borders International is on a mission to bring together the global Engineers Without Borders network so that millions more people can benefit from our work addressing today’s most pressing challenges and accelerating progress for a sustainable and equitable future for all.
We’re pleased to announce that Bentley Systems has stepped forward to join us in delivering that vision with five years of core funding and executive insights, fundamentally strengthening the capacity of Engineers Without Borders International to drive more collaboration and cooperation within the movement, deliver better results and unlock the collective global impact of Engineers Without Borders organisations. Today, the movement is a network of organisations sharing the same name. Through uniting and collaborating we aim to be a global force for good, stepping up engineering leadership towards tackling the challenges faced by the global community at a scale that is meaningful before it is too late.
Why now? Humanity is facing significant global challenges. The climate crisis poses the greatest threat to life that we have ever faced, and millions of people still lack access to clean drinking water, improved sanitation facilities, nutritious food, safe housing, and reliable energy. It has never been more important to fulfil the Engineers Without Borders mission: Uniting the engineering sector to help build a world where everyone and the planet can thrive. Engineers Without Borders organisations across the globe are already working to deliver this vision: Changing lives daily by delivering critical infrastructure to communities in need and people in crisis, and reimagining the future by nurturing new engineering solutions and building a compassionate and eager engineering community. The key potential this partnership unlocks is efficiency and scale.
Dan Koval, Corporate Initiatives Manager at Bentley Systems, said: “I’m so excited by the united vision of the Engineers Without Borders movement. I really believe that this is a pivotal moment to be supporting that coordination to happen and I’m proud that Bentley Systems is the first partner to make that investment. I’m looking forward to working with the team and advancing infrastructure together.”
Boris Martin, President of Engineers Without Borders International, said: “It means a lot to have such a partnership in place with Bentley Systems. The company has strong ESG credentials and that matters to us. We carefully choose our partners, and Bentley Systems promotes the same values and principles that we do – putting people and the planet first in our engineering and striving for a better world for everyone.”