Faces of Change

These are the true stories of 22 IE community members, as told to us during the COVID 19 LOCKDOWN: students, professors, alumni and staff that took that bold first step, towards making our community better and creating the world they wish to live in.

These FACES OF CHANGE have embraced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The IE Sustainability Office would like to share with you the work of these igniters who took a pledge in their day to day lives to make an impact.

We wish to bring to sustainability to the forefront as the driver to positive change. Together we can rewrite our future. We can bring about a fundamental shift in how we think and act toward one another and the planet.

We hope you will join us and tell us your story, your impact, because the change starts with you!

Isabela del Alcázar

I relate my work to SDG 4, to inspire people and guide our community through each step towards a behavioral change for a sustainable future.
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Celia de Anca

I work to empower women and raise gender awareness. I try to impact young leaders that in turn will pass it on to the next generation to achieve an equal world.
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Soizic Belliard

I am inspired by the beauty of nature and believe there is room for everyone on Earth: humans, animals and plants.
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Christina Pappas

What inspires me is when people from all over the world work together for a common target. They can achieve anything.
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Natalia Uliana

Through my work, I advocate for the 2030 agenda as a whole. Through my habits, I use resources responsibly.
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Carmen Álvarez

I find my greatest inspiration in the members of the community I collaborate with.
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Juliana Pereira

Giving students support and the confidence to know that one person can make a difference, can start a chain reaction and give our community meaning and perspective.
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Sara Lindgren

The pace of consumption is obviously no longer sustainable for the world. I constantly challenge myself to consume less and recycle more. We have to find alternatives that are plastic-less and paper-less.
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Marta Cálix

I work in wildlife conservation on SDG 15, Life on Land. I am interested in protecting nature, to ensure that future generations can still see the incredible richness of our world.
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Stephanie Villemagne

The best, most sure way to sustainable development is quality education for all as this leads to better outcomes for society at large.
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Max Oliva

What inspires me most is people: ordinary people doing extraordinary things, in teams.
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Dhruv Boruah

For SDGs 11, 12, 14 and 15, I run awareness campaigns and human-centered design hack-a-thons to find solutions and funding.
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David Goodman

Sometimes it can be easy to get discouraged, but when I see our students embrace challenges of the world around us as opportunities to make a better world, I’m optimistic and I’m inspired.
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Gayle Allard

The development goal that interests me is the eradication of poverty. When I began to travel to Ethiopia, I realized how important water was for people’s lives.
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Laura McDermott

My work related to SDG 17 involves building meaningful connections between different people and projects so that sustainable impact can scale.
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Conchita Galdón

Leave as a legacy a world where everyone can pursue happiness fairly.
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Rachida Justo

As a Social Entrepreneurship scholar, my approach to social impact is systemic so I tackle the entire SDG spectrum. However, I am passionate about gender equality.
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Marie-José Garot

Sustainability for me means to try to build a better world, not only for ourselves, but also for the future generations.
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Romina Canna

We have an inescapable responsibility for the generations to come, therefore it’s fundamental to engage locally to generate change from where we stand.
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Borja Santos

I am inspired by the young generations to be more sustainable.
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Alberto Moreno

Working in IT, I am able to do my part to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions in support of SDGs 7, 9, and 12.
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Joaquin Garralda

My work involves SDG 16. One of my tasks relates to ethics: ethics code, ethics process and ethics compliance. I always try to be just and transparent.
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