Engineers Without Borders launches strategic partnership with Bentley Systems


First ever strategic partner for Engineers Without Borders International will help more people to benefit from the organisation’s work.

Engineers Without Borders International has announced a new strategic partnership with leading engineering software company Bentley Systems to unlock global impact and advance engineering for good.

Engineers Without Borders International has embarked on a mission to bring together the global Engineers Without Borders network so that millions more people can benefit from its work addressing some of today’s most pressing challenges and accelerating progress for a sustainable and equitable future for all.

Bentley Systems has stepped forward to join them in delivering that vision with five years of core funding and executive insights, to strengthen 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 Engineers Without Borders says it aims 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”.

The announcement of the new strategic partnership comes at a pivotal time for Engineers Without Borders, with the climate crisis poses the greatest threat to life that the world has ever faced and with millions of people still lacking 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,” says a statement on their website. Engineers Without Borders organisations across the globe are already working to deliver this vision by changing lives daily by delivering critical infrastructure to communities in need and people in crisis and through reimagining the future by nurturing new engineering solutions and building a compassionate and eager engineering community.

The key potential the strategic partnership with Bentley Systems unlocks is efficiency and scale. Commenting on the partnership, 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.”

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