Empowering Sustainable Development Goals
Low-emission, climate-resilient pathways require no less than an unprecedented transformation of our infrastructure.
What is ES(D)G?
When companies talk about environmental, social, and governance, the ‘E’ focuses on measuring a company’s environmental footprint. In contrast, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs – focus on sustainable outcomes, providing a framework and inspiration for business policies and purpose. Our purpose is to empower SDGs through infrastructure digital twin solutions, helping our users – infrastructure professionals – realize outcomes that are more sustainable, predictable, and resilient. And that is why we combined the two acronyms ESG and SDG to form ES(D)G – empowering sustainable development goals – to reflect our purpose and to bring attention to the environmental handprint of our software and services.
Vision and Future Direction
We recognize that the growing threat of climate change requires rapid, unprecedented transformation. Creating future-proofed infrastructure will play a key role in protecting the environment.
At Bentley, our vision is influenced by the unprecedented transformation that will need to happen in the upcoming years to achieve sustainable development goals and future-proof the world’s infrastructure. Infrastructure digital twin solutions will be an essential enabler and accelerator in this journey. Infrastructure digital twin solutions and sustainable development go hand in hand. We will continue to shape our ES(D)G solutions and enhance our environmental handprint to help address these critical challenges:
Our innovative, collaborative infrastructure solutions give our users the power and flexibility to form partnerships with experts and jointly create sustainable infrastructure that helps solve pressing challenges and improve community health. But we don’t just leave pursuing ES(D)G goals to the organizations that use our applications – we’re also taking direct action. Here are some examples of our initiatives.