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IE Business School Alumni Help Fight Covid-19

IE Business School Alumni Help Fight Covid-19

From free services to 3D printing, IE Business School alumni set example and step up to fight Covid-19.

As the world wrestles with the Covid-19 pandemic and the number of infected cases globally climbs daily, IE Business School community members have stepped up to show leadership and resilience. We applaud the agility, resolve and compassion these alumni have shown in the face of adversity. If you or someone from your class has launched an initiative to address issues, shortages or distress caused by the coronavirus, please let us know.

Abel Matutes, Chief Executive of the Hotel Business for Palladium Hotel Group and IMBA Class of 2006 graduate, was the first to offer health authorities the use of his hotel for additional hospital space for Covid-19 patients. Just meters from the overflowing Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid, the group’s Ayre GH Colon turned into Spain’s first hospitalized hotel, with 361 rooms. “Very proud of the entire Ayre GH Colon team that is coordinating with [Madrid’s] health department,” Matutes said on Twitter.

02 Apr 2020


IE Community, Programs, The School
Forbes Names Two IE Business School Alumni to 30 Under 30 List

Forbes Names Two IE Alumni to 30 Under 30 List

Two Business school alumni snagged coveted spots on Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 –Europe 2020, the annual roundup of the brashest risk-takers of ...

30 Mar 2020


IE Community, Programs, The School
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The (Remote) Employee Experience

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Many employees who had never before worked remotely are now doing the same tasks from their homes that they once performed on-site at their workplaces.

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How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Can Help Against COVID-19

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19 Mar 2020


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19 Mar 2020


A Cybersecurity Stress Test

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Purpose: Darwinian Medicine

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What Hat Will We Wear During the Crisis?

What measures should be adopted to address the coronavirus crisis, and with what perspective? The economic consequences of the virus, like those of a natural catastrophe, are a tsunami that will impact the health of all citizens and the dynamics of the productive apparatus. Factories will close, broken production chains will need to be mended, and the price of assets—particularly stocks—will plummet. What should be done in the short and medium term?

The stock and real-estate markets are experiencing a strong correction that will have various consequences. First, the poverty effect will drive down household consumption, especially of durable goods. Second, the loss of asset value will make it harder for companies to secure financing. Third, as a consequence of the aforementioned factors, business owners will become significantly less confident of their ability to turn a profit and will consequently scale back investments.

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16 Mar 2020


Why the coronavirus lockdown is a great opportunity to strengthen family ties

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The winning students will travel to Colombia in May as part of the project that helps improve the lives of the women who grow coffee beans in Cauca.

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