This year’s challenge is Accessibility, Inclusion and Belonging. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental principles for IE University. 

We strive to facilitate inclusion by creating a community that is accesible to everyone.

This year, our focus is on improving by increasing our resources and efforts to create this community that reinforces diversity and the different capabilities of every member of our community.



At IE University, we believe that we can achieve each of the SDGs through education.

We train leaders who are capable of understanding the interconnectedness of the SDGs, providing them with the skills, knowledge and expertise to solve these complex global concerns.

We teach "systems thinking" so that students develop a holistic perspective of the issues that the UN 2030 Agenda aims to solve, facilitating deeper understanding and problem solving.

Students put theory into practice in the classroom, labs and research journeys for solution-oriented activities that tackle important challenges facing the world.

We guide and encourage students to lead extracurricular activities that support SDGs through charitable actions and events that raise awareness.

Within the framework of the SDGs, logically Goal 4 best responds to our raison d’être. 


Driven by a pioneering entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to positive social impact, IE University seeks to create a more sustainable planet by training future business and policy leaders to face different complex and multidimensional challenges. IE integrates sustainability in all programs as well as offering specific training.

Discover all of IE University Sustainability programs


Research plays a critical role in IE University’s goal of fostering positive change. As a world-class institution, our contribution to this positive change must consider generational knowledge as a lever for sustainable impact. This includes both academic research and applied research.


As a community of students, faculty, administration, staff and alumni, we define ourselves through a key set of values and objectives: promoting businesses that enhance progress and well-being, supporting diversity and global understanding, encouraging sustainable development and preserving natural resources.

At the Sustainability Office we think communication with the IE Community is key, we stand by an open door policy and we want to know your feedback, suggestions and requests so that we can grow and improve together.

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We believe that only through education can we meet the 17 SDGs.

Isabela del Alcázar

Global Head of Sustainability