Our Mission

Moving Forward for Society


Scaling solutions

We drive the collective process of scaling impactful solutions

Our Mission

The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt unites economic innovators, political decision-makers, leading scientists, and representatives of civil society in a global network. Together, we transcend borders, cultures, and systems to advocate for innovations and sustainable changes that pave the way for innovative economies and resilient democracies. These efforts serve as the foundation for a fairer and more livable future.

Responsible Leadership

We believe leaders have a vital role in further developing economic systems that work for all. That's why we unite visionaries and change-makers from diverse backgrounds and empower them to create real, tangible, and scalable change. The BMW Foundation serves as a sounding board, steering processes, fostering partnerships, and ensuring measurable outcomes. Through collaborating with our network, we will help develop innovative economies and pave the way for prosperous and thriving societies.

"The best leaders are the ones who really know how to listen and to understand what is not being said."

Charlotte Hochman

BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and Founder of PLACE Network

Our Guiding Principles

Our Values

  • Vision: Being visionary means that we dare to hope. We use our collective imagination as a tool to be creative and innovative. We dream big, take risks, and launch bold ideas.
  • Kindness: We acknowledge our interdependence with other people and living beings and the responsibility we have to care for one another. We direct our efforts and intent toward people, community, and planet with respect, generosity, and clarity.
  • Dignity: We welcome and respect differences in personalities, identities, and perspectives, and we commit to creating environments where these differences can thrive.
  • Pragmatism: We keep it real, and we use our strategies and methodologies to work efficiently, effectively, and coherently.
  • Trust: We believe that the key to impactful collaboration is to first build relationships deeply rooted in trust rather than transaction. We value these relationships as an end in themselves, rather than a means.