Impact initiatives The IE Foundation promotes community development by supporting initiatives that have a social, cultural and educational impact.

Impact Initiatives

Driving social change

The IE Foundation is more than a source of financial aid for students and research initiatives. We are committed to fomenting the success of all members of the community, promoting social change, and reinforcing our values of inclusion, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. In order to achieve this goal, we support a wide range of social action programs, cultural celebrations and entrepreneurial initiatives.

Social and Diversity Initiatives

In accordance with the values of the IE Foundation, we support a wide range of social events and projects. We promote the active participation of IE community members in initiatives with the power to have a positive impact on the most disadvantaged communities.

Financiers without Borders

This non-profit organization promotes financial inclusion and economic growth in developing countries through microfinancing projects.

Financiers without Borders

Puentes Global Foundation

This foundation promotes entrepreneurship in collectives that are under-represented in the labor market, promoting their professional and social inclusion.

Puentes Global Foundation
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Humanities and Culture Initiatives

The IE Foundation promotes events that work to advance cultural awareness and sensitivity. The humanities is a critical area for understanding the world that surrounds us, allowing us to holistically analyze the challenges we face in the present and how we will take them on in the future.

Hay Festival

A literary festival celebrating ideas as the answer to the socio-political and economic challenges we face today with over 70 different activities, exhibitions, debates and poetry readings.

Hay Festival

IE Foundation Humanities Awards

These awards recognize the best written and audiovisual works produced in the IE community in order to promote the humanities as a fundamental part of higher education.

IE Foundation Humanities Awards
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Education and Entrepreneurship Initiatives

South Summit

This event promotes business development, exposing the talent and business opportunities presented by startups from the south of Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America.

South Summit

Reinventing Higher Education Conference

This annual conference, held in collaboration with the British Council, reflects upon the current state of higher education and the challenges and impact the sector will face in the future.

Reinventing Higher Education Conference
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