Noticia | Cooperación al Desarrollo 26.10.2017

Siemens Stiftung wins Corporate Philanthropy Award for empowering people. Network

Iana Aranda von Engineering for Change und Carola Schwank, Leiterin des empowering people. Networks, bei der Awardverleihung in New York.

This year, the "Corporate Philanthropy Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals Award" goes to Siemens Stiftung. The award honours our commitment to sustainable development within the empowering people. Network. At this year's Impact.Engineered Conference, hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the New York-based organization “Engineering for Change”, Carola Schwank, head of the network, accepted the award. “Since 2013, we have been working with outstanding social entrepreneurs and supporting them in realising their ideas. It is a pleasure for me and the entire team that our commitment is now being honoured in this way,” she said.

Corporate Philanthropy Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals Award
Siemens Stiftung and the empowering people. Network – an international network for social entrepreneurs – were awarded for their efforts in approaching the Sustainable Development Goals that were formally accepted by 193 states at the UN General Assembly 2015. The award celebrates the outstanding work of the team and their efforts in improving the living conditions of people in developing countries with technology-based solutions. The empowering people. Network connects social entrepreneurs and inventors, supports them in implementing their ideas and in professionalizing their organizations.  

empowering people. Network member also receives an award

In addition to the “Corporate Philanthropy Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals Award”, further awards were bestowed for outstanding achievements in four different categories. We are delighted that a member of the empowering people. Network – Krista Donaldson from D-REV – is also one of the awardees. She is the winner in the category "Hardware Trailblaze".

Advancing efforts to tackle the world’s most vexing problems

Solutions to the world’s most vexing problems – healthcare, climate change, energy, food, water and infrastructure – will invariably emerge from the scientific and engineering communities. Impact.Engineered is a forum for recognizing and amplifying this role of engineering rigor, and diligence in solving global challenges. It gives engineers the rare opportunity to connect, share insights, get inspired, and celebrate good work in the social sector.

This time leaders from the private, public, non-profit and academic sectors came together for a one-day forum in New York City. They discussed the vital role engineers and scientists play in addressing these global challenges and honoured the impact of social entrepreneurs and their solutions. Among the participants were representatives of General Electric, Tesla, Google, MIT, USAID, UNDP, and social entrepreneurs from all over the world.

About Engineering for Change and ASME

Engineering for Change and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) initiated and organized the Impact.Engineered Conference and are two long-term partners of the empowering people. Network. Both organizations support the purpose of the network from various perspectives.

Engineering for Change is a hybrid organization with three integrated arms: An online academy, innovation lab, and a media platform. Its mission is to improve the lives of underserved communities by better preparing the global development workforce, optimizing the solutions development cycle, and ensuring public health and safety.

ASME is an international, not-for-profit membership organization for engineers that enable collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines.