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The BHP Billiton Foundation works to address some of the most critical global sustainable development challenges facing our generation.

By working in partnership with others we seek to raise the bar, find new solutions and set new standards for the future.

We are a charity funded by BHP, a leading global resources company, and through our programs we address challenges that are directly relevant to the resources sector.

Discover more about what we do and why (PDF 36 kb).

Natural Resource Governance

Raising standards of governance and transparency is essential to ensuring that the wealth created by the global resources sector helps improve living standards of millions of people around the world.

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Environmental Resilience

Resilient environments sustain peoples’ cultures, livelihoods and food security, retain biodiversity, maintain water resources, combat climate change and underpin thriving societies around the world.

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Education Equity

Quality education is the pathway through which people build the skills and knowledge to seize the opportunities to improve their lives and enhance communities and societies.

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Street Science! at World Science Festival Brisbane 2017

The BHP Billiton Foundation has committed over $55 million in STEM education in Australian, improving educational outcomes for underrepresented groups. This year, the Foundation partnered to deliver Street Science! as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane, a free two day science spectacular filled with dozens of immersive events for families to enjoy. Watch the highlight video.

BHP Billiton Foundation Board

The Foundation has a dedicated Board of Directors and operates consistently with the BHP Charter values and the BHP Code. The Foundation is committed to robust governance and aims to set an example in purposeful transparency by reporting openly on progress in each of its projects.

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Our partners

More information on our partners, what projects we are working on together and more information on the projects.

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Your ideas

We are interested in learning about initiatives which are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and relevant to our Global Signature Program and Country Program Strategies. Please contact us with your ideas.

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