Explore thought pieces, articles and interviews which cover topics from the importance of ethics in engineering to gendered design and crucially, what global responsibility really means.
Jenga blocks and unstoppable change
Last year, in line with the Decade of Action, we launched our strategy to reach the tipping point to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering. But what does ‘tipping point’ really mean?
Material Inside Podcast
During this interview, we cover the organisation’s history, what global responsibility means and how to make changes to your everyday actions to create a safe and just future for all. Listen to the full episode online today.
Global impact on a local scale
Whilst at COP26, we have reflected on inclusion through language and representation by learning from those faced with the daily realities of the climate crisis.
IPCC report: A wake up call to take action, today
There is a stark message coming from climate scientists with the publishing of the latest (first since 2013) landmark IPCC Report. It’s a wake up call for many continuing the status quo – we have to change how we live, how we educate, and how we work.
Time for A Gear Change
For the first time, this year’s Inspiring Community Leaders training series featured a workshop hosted by Engineers Without Borders International, investigating engineering ethics and the future of engineering education.
Next steps to becoming a globally responsible engineer
During our Inspiring Community Leaders series, we invited professionals from across the sector to tell us about their experiences, including how they landed their first job to how they ended up where they are today.
A sustainable web supports sustainable development
If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth most polluting country in the world. We invite expert Tom Greenwood to investigate how can we harness the benefits of digital technology to support sustainable development, without exacerbating current ecological crises.
Continuing to inspire the next generation
Read how Henry from our Sheffield Chapter has, like many other Chapter members, adapted and continued to deliver vital Outreach sessions during the pandemic.
A moment for change?
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted much of our way of life. Whilst it shouldn’t take a pandemic and loss of life, is there now a real opportunity to transition to a new economic model that works for all people and the planet?
Introducing a new, ethical strategy for a decade of climate action
Over the centuries, catastrophe has had a profound effect on engineering as a profession and how engineers are expected to act.
Reflecting on the past and looking to the future
To mark Black History Month, we reflect on the contribution of black engineers who have shaped the way we live and celebrate the opportunities that lay ahead.
Sustainable food for a more equitable future
There is a thorny dilemma at the heart of global food production. How do we eradicate hunger in every part of the world, without farming and distribution logistics causing even greater environmental damage to the planet?
The three lessons I learnt leading a Chapter
Read former President of the UCL Chapter, Isha’s experience of being part of our movement in university and the lessons she has learnt. A must read for Chapter committee members!
‘Everything engineers do affects the public’: Katie Cresswell-Maynard, EWB UK
With its mission to put global responsibility into the heart of engineering, charity Engineers Without Borders UK is working to find the next generation of professionals. CEO Katie Cresswell-Maynard explains some of the initiatives that will get the job done.
Collaborating for a fairer world
Benjamin Franklin famously observed that “out of adversity comes opportunity.” As governments begin to assess the economic costs of COVID-19 and communities remember those whose lives were cut short by this devastating virus, it is important to assess – and act upon – the opportunities to ‘build back better’.
ICE: Engineering Climate Conference
The conference, organised in conjunction with the IET and Engineering Scotland aimed to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration to establish pan-sectoral aspirations in advance of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Glasgow, in November 2021. Head of Engineering, Emma Crichton, provides the opening remarks on the first day of the conference.
Helping engineers tackle the ethics of their work
Against a backdrop of the carbon net-zero challenge and heated debates on issues such as diversity and inclusion, the scale of engineering’s environmental and societal impact has never been more apparent. Emma Crichton, Head of Engineering discusses the importance the ethics of engineering with New Civil Engineer.
Engineering Without Borders
In our latest Electronic Specifier Insights podcast, we spoke to Emma Crichton C.Eng, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Head of Engineering at Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB UK), a movement established to respond to the act that engineering cannot operate in isolation from social and environmental issues.