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IE Ethics and Compliance Club

The goal of the IE Ethics & Compliance Club is to promote transparency, independence, diversity, and accountability in the corporate and public sectors, as well as foster discussions on areas touching ethics and compliance. Ethical business practices are, after all, the basis of a sustainable society and long-term value-driven culture. As an organization led by student leaders, the Club realizes its responsibility towards sustainable development and global transformation and has adopted three of 17 of the (SDGs into their strategy: 9, 16, and 17).

The newest initiative, Ethics & Integrity Challenge, aims to encourage students and young professionals to question how ethical decision-making is applied in an appropriate way to produce a dynamic, value-driven, and highly productive workplace culture. Read ahead for more details.


As future leaders and change-makers, students and young professionals must find ways to promote innovative thinking and ethical behavior in their daily lives to prompt a path towards a more inclusive and respectful society. The purpose of this challenge is for them to showcase their knowledge and creativity and find adaptable solutions to everyday problems faced by individuals in the workplace.

Why Should You Participate?

  • Network with professionals and industry experts in the community
  • Increase ability to resolve dilemmas ethically in common real-life situations
  • Provide career opportunities for students and young professionals
  • Develop an awareness of ethical standards in the workplace and daily life
  • Embrace the spirit of teamwork and diversity


Fifteen to twenty teams, consisting of 3-4 participants each, are required to write a detailed report based on a case addressing ethical dilemmas in the workplace. All teams will have one week to submit the report, which will then be evaluated by a panel of five judges. Of the fifteen to twenty reports which will be submitted, each judge will be randomly assigned to evaluate three to five reports. Each of the five judges will then select one team out of three/five to qualify for the next round and stand before the entire panel for the final presentations. At the presentation round, a winning team will be declared by equally compiling the scores of all five judges. At every round, all reports and presentations will be graded using a standardized and unbiased evaluation rubric.


The Ethics & Integrity Challenge offers three types of awards to the winning team. Each member of the winning team will be able to choose either a scholarship for the Programa Superior de Compliance (ES) or International Diploma & Control Management (EN) at IE Law School, a one-year membership to Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE); or a one year membership to LawAhead Hub, IE Law School’s think tank.

On completion of the challenge, all participants will receive a certificate of recognition issued by the IE University.

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) Membership

As a member of the SCCE, build connections with industry experts, gain access to discounted events and products, engage in numerous programs, and get a monthly subscription of Compliance and Ethics Professional (CEP) magazine, to name a few.

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LawAhead Hub Memberships

LawAhead Hub is a collaborative space that brings together visionaries, researchers, techies, and scholars to build the future of law and society. As a member, gain access to the network, collaborate in the publications, partake in global events and participate in research projects.


Programa Superior de Compliance (ES) or International Diploma & Control Management (EN)

Develop a sophisticated understanding of complex regulatory challenges emerging in the global marketplace across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions while encouraging a special focus on ethics and corporate social responsibility. Earn 25% scholarship for the Programa Superior de Compliance (ES) or International Diploma & Control Management (EN).

More Info (Programa Superior)More Info (International Diploma)

Differences Between the Programa Superior De Compliance (ES) And International Diploma & Control Management (EN)


This year’s challenge will kick off in November 2021. Participants can begin enrolling from November 2nd till November 10th. The enrollment process can be done on a team basis, or individual basis if the participant does not have a predetermined team. In the case of the latter, participants will be randomly assigned to a team with other challengers who are looking for teammates.


The challenge is designed for all students and young professionals around the world. However, professionals with more than 3 years of experience will have to follow a separate registration process on an individual basis to participate as a “coach”.

  • 02 November (7:00 pm CET): Kick-off Event N°1
  • 04 November (7:00 pm CET): Kick-off Event N°2
  • 02 November (9:00 am CET): Registrations open
  • 10 November (11:59 pm CET): Application deadline
  • 12 November (12:00 pm CET): Receive case
  • 18 November (11:59 pm CET): Case submission
  • 23 November (9:00 am CET): Finalists announced
  • 26 November (10:00 pm CET): Presentation submission
  • 27 November (5:45 pm CET): Challenge webinar


*Teams and team members must abide by the IE Code of Ethics and Ethics & Integrity Challenge Rules.

* For more information and additional inquiries regarding the Ethics & Integrity Challenge, click here to see the answers. If you still need help, please contact ei.challenge@ie.edu


"Ethical actions need to be seen as long-term and ever-evolving practices that deal with the underlying culture, purpose, and perception of organizations."

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For any further information, please contact the IE Ethics & Compliance Club.