Sustainable Mindset Chain of Change.
Our community aims to develop innovative business models, strategies and products to improve the performance of any enterprise and help people think and behave in ways that foster a more sustainable planet; global citizenship, recycling, climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy and social responsibility.
Here are some of the key drivers to pursue our mission:
To reach our goal of educating best leaders, we support students to cultivate critical and creative thinking skills, engage in authentic interdisciplinary learning activities and develop a value system that emphasizes responsibility to self, others and the planet.
Throughout our programs, students’ capabilities are improved to help them to lead and influence everything they do to build a more sustainable future. These skills will be fundamental to address critical challenges that next generations will face. Students participate in capstone projects, professional internships and international trips that engage them beyond the classroom with sustainable topics.
Trip to GhanaTrip to Ghana
To promote and support financial inclusion, students travel to Africa and participate in a microfinance project based in Ghana and experience the powerful impact of social entrepreneurship and collaborate with Financiers without Borders.
IE Women Mentoring ProgramIE Women Mentoring Program
The IE Women Mentoring Program offers a unique combination of financial aid and mentoring support to female candidates. This program is designed to support high-potential women in their career development.
WOMEN IN TECH MENTORING PROGRAMWOMEN IN TECH MENTORING PROGRAM
The Women in Tech Mentoring Program is a leadership online mentoring program to accelerate our emerging International MBA digital leaders’ development. During these sessions the mentor, usually executive digital female leaders, acts as a sounding board, catalyst and role model with the objective to train participants in areas such as career planning & preparation for target companies, professional use of social media outlets.
SOCIAL IMPACT LABSOCIAL IMPACT LAB
The Social Impact Lab is a cross functional project in we collaborate with Emzingo, a leadership development company. The goal of the program is two-fold: provide students with hands-on and innovative learning opportunities that give them the chance to apply what they learned at IE Business School and participate in a project aimed at improving the welfare of low-income communities in South Africa.
We are a community that views reality through a different lens and from different points of view; we love to rethink reality. We challenge the status quo with a comprehensive vision of the world. The Humanities Week is a yearly event filled with speaker series and workshops to foster true innovation and disruption to take place.
Global Innovation Challenge
The IE Global Innovation Challenge is a case competition for current graduate students dedicated to applying strategic thinking and disruptive skills to solve problems for businesses operating in today’s digital world. Last year, the challenge was with Sephora, which aspires to make a positive social and environmental impact through their Sephora Stands platform.
The Global Village is an annual event organized by IE students in cooperation with the IE Net Impact Club. In this event, all of IE comes together to celebrate our diversity through cultural performances, arts and crafts, regional cuisines, and traditional attire presented by various country clubs.
IE Africa Center
The vision of the Center is to promote an African-centric view of both modernity and the future by partnering with African innovators and their institutions on the continent and across the diaspora, to build academic content and research designed to reshape the world. The IE Africa Center collaborates with knowledge experts and thought leaders to bring the African perspective to global conversations on humanities, education and social innovation.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
4. QUALITY EDUCATION
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
5. GENDER EQUALITY
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.