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ESG Overview

Our Commitment to ESG

For over 39 years, Bentley has served the engineers and other professionals responsible for designing, constructing, and operating the interface to our planet – all types of infrastructure above and below the ground. We are proud to empower their work, which is essential to the quality of life for everyone everywhere, and to sustain our economies and the environment.

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Our ESG Framework

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  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Climate and Energy
  • Environmental Management
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  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Talent Management
  • Community Engagement
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  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • ESG Governance

2022 ESG Report

Bentley’s ESG Report details how we are leading in more sustainable, ethical ways to influence our environmental (E), social (S), and governance (G) impacts. It highlights: 

  • Our culture of sustainability at Bentley and in our operations, and how our products and services are empowering users to design, build, and operate more sustainable, resilient infrastructure. 
  • Our colleagues fostering a diverse, inclusive, and community-minded culture. 
  • Our commitment to effective governance and accountability in operating a secure, ethical company.

Our Impact: ES(D)G

Hear from Director of ES(D)G, Rodrigo Fernandes, on Empowering Sustainable (Development) Goals, his perspective for how the infrastructure community contributes to progress on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

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Infrastructure Engineers

According to Cambashi, there are 28 million engineers in the world who work on infrastructure. These are the men and women who are civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers. They work every day to advance infrastructure and to improve our quality of life.


Annual Infrastructure Investment

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimates that up to $3 trillion of incremental annual investment in infrastructure is required each year to meet U.N. climate and development objectives.

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U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action, “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” Sustainable and resilient infrastructure is a foundational and essential contributor to reaching these goals. Our expertise in infrastructure is our greatest contribution to sustainable development, and we will report on how our users leverage our technology to drive progress toward these goals.

Innovation, Resilience, Responsibility

It is not a question of whether we will build infrastructure, as it is essential to our quality of life and underpins our economies. Rather, we must build sustainable infrastructure and endeavor to be the best possible stewards of our environment. Understandably, then, we feel that our greatest impact is providing the technology and facilitating the sharing of best practices that empowers our users to advance infrastructure responsibly. Our users are the enterprises and professionals who design, build, and operate the world’s infrastructure.

Read Their Stories Below


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Infrastructure Yearbook

Each year, our Infrastructure Yearbook celebrates the most notable infrastructure projects from around the world. If you would like to learn more, browse our latest digital Infrastructure Yearbooks.