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1
Jun

Formentera’s Save Posidonia Project was pleased to be invited by IE’s Net Impact club to participate in Global Village 2017! We had the opportunity to experience the incredible atmosphere and to share our story with hundreds of students. Many of you requested additional information, which we are please to provide below. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via our website!

+ Info: http://www.saveposidoniaproject.org

The Save Posidonia Project is a pioneering project in the western Mediterranean. Posidonia oceanica is a threatened sea grass species that is of vital importance to Formentera now and for future generations. Through this initiative, the Island Council of Formentera promotes sustainable tourism and raises funds for the conservation of the Posidonia oceanica sea grass species. Please help us to save a m2!

Help us save itSponsor m² of Posidonia Oceanica

 

 

5
Apr

Changing the Way We See Water

Written on April 5, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

On March 29th, the IE Net Impact Club hosted a seminar on Changing the Way We See Water: from a Social, Entrepreneurship & Big Data point of view, to conclude World Water month.

This year, IE students were taken on a two-week virtual journey to understand:

a) The Problem: posters across campus provided facts & figures related to water scarcity on a global scale.

b) How it Affects Us: In order to realise how these problems actually hit us so close to home, IE students were encouraged to think of a personal story about how waterrelated issues have personally affected them and their countries of origin in video testimonials.

c) The Solution: finally, we scouted for examples of entrepreneurs who have taken real action to tackle water sustainability problems, in addition to any trends at the frontiers of technology i.e. the use of Big Data that have revolutionised water management systems.

The event brought together an excellent 4-person panel consisting of:

1. Diego Félez Armisen: Co-founder of The Water Van Project
An architect by degree and having worked at Amazon for 2 years, Diego shared the story of him and his 3 friends from Barcelona who quit the corporate world, raised funds for water filters and embarked on a 6-month adventure to provide access to clean water across Latin America, driving from Mexico to Peru. The Water Van Project has changed the lives of 15,000 people by providing them access to clean water for at least the next 12 years. Having returned to employment, this time at Facebook, Diego laid out how the team is currently working to develop the Water Van Project into a platform for volunteers interested in social impact, as a side project, planned to debut this summer.

2. Christina Stathopoulos: Expert Engineer in Project Development and Big Data at Nielsen
Originally from the US, Christina is an IE ambassador and alumni of the Master in Business Analytics and Big Data. Christina shared how the use of Big Data has led to a Revolution in Water Management, demonstrating how sensors & real-time monitoring, advanced analytics & predictive modeling, and image & pattern recognition are helping to decrease water waste and contamination, while facilitating better access to clean water around the world. Furthermore, inspiring examples of start-ups active in this field were provided as cases where entrepreneurship, big data and social impact are at work to better manage water e.g. Utilis, Emagin, PlutoAI and AquaSeca.

3. Ramon Lange: CEO Agua En Caja Mejor
Ramon Lange shared his entrepreneurial journey of founding his drinking-water company, Agua En Caja Mejor, which may be familiar to IE students as it’s carried by Do Eat in both MM31 and across MM11. Ramon started the company while doing his Executive MBA at IE and described the benefits of using 70% recyclable material in their carton packaging. He also explained how their business model, as opposed to generic plastic-bottled water companies, entails decreased plastic waste, decreased carbon footprint and the planting of new trees as a marketing tool.

4. Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros: CEO Auara
Antonio is co-founder and CEO of Auara, a social enterprise providing water bottles in 100% recycled plastic bottles. Antonio, also an architect by background, shared the risks, rewards and challenges that he has faced so far as a social entrepreneurial, starting his company in Spain from scratch.

Furthermore, he portrayed Auara’s vision and social goals to invest in projects that would improve access to clean water in some of the most impoverished regions in Ethiopia, where he has already visited four times initially to serve as a volunteer prior to founding his company, but also more recently to explore the possibilities and define projects to improve sanitation and access to clean water.

Finally, Mehrad Jaberansari and Matias Callieri, IMBA students from the January intake who organized the event, concluded by summarising the day’s learnings and encouraging their peers to take action for maximizing social impact in their future careers.

From left to right: Diego Félez Armisen, Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros, Christina Stathopoulos, Matias Callieri, Ramon Lange, Mehrad Jaberansari

We are not all going to become social entrepreneurs. That is a fact; but this seminar has demonstrated various examples consisting of how we can still make significant impact a) on the side of our corporate careers, b) within our professional sphere e.g. if interested in working with big data; and c) to invest ourselves full-time to starting or joining a social enterprise. Surely, there are many other ways to have our impact, but as our water month social media campaign intended to ask, the question is, #wateryougonnado?

Looking forward to seeing you soon at our next Speaker Series events!

IE Net Impact Club

12
Jan

Sign Up! Sustainability Consulting Nespresso Challenge

Written on January 12, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

Don’t miss the chance to represent IE at this years’ Sustainability Consulting MBA Nespresso Challenge! Run by the world’s premium coffee brand, this competition is internationally acclaimed and a chance to show off your talent and passion within the sustainable and consulting sector.

Teams will prepare a case study and then compete in front of an IE judging panel on the 30th Jan to win the chance to participate in this years’ competition.

Please email participant names to Netimpact@ie.edu. As a requirement teams must consist of four people, if you do not have a group – not to worry- send us an email and we will be delighted to assign you one.

You can check competition and prize details here!

21
Dec

2016 IE Social Responsibility Forum

Written on December 21, 2016 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

The 2016 IE Social Responsibility Forum took place on November 12th at social co-working space Espacio Geranios. Over 120 students and professional came together for a day of speeches, panels, and interactive workshops. Students from a variety of programs at IE Business School were joined by social sector experts to explore the idea of making real impact through sustainable business practices.

Neo Moreton (Urban OM & Golden Guru) led the day off with a talk on social entrepreneurship, positivity, and purpose. Next, representatives from Fundación Tomillo, Greenpeace, Embrace the Wild, and PwC held a roundtable discussion on CSR, followed by another panel on social entrepreneurship by representatives from Economía del Bien Común, Bridge for Billions, Comparte, and Economía de la Comunión. TEAMLABS and Emzingo were kind enough to lead workshops on design thinking and sparking one’s creativity, and founder of GOAL Global John O’Shea capped the event off with a talk on helping the less fortunate through social entrepreneurship.

The IE Net Impact Club would like to thank each of our guests and participants for being there to share their amazing ideas and experiences. It was a great day of conversations that are critical for the business leaders of tomorrow!

29
Jun

Global Village 2016: diversity at its best

Written on June 29, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

Diversity is certainly one of IE’s core strengths. And every year, the IE community celebrates this through the Global Village, an event where students and faculty members collaborate through music, food, arts and crafts, and various performances.

On June 9, 2016, through the partnership of Net Impact and Campus Life, #IEGlobalVillage16 took place in the MM31 courtyard._MA_2314 This year’s celebration was comprised of 22 vibrantly decorated booths organized by several student organizations. From IEOut to various geographic clubs, we had students who proudly showcased their culture by preparing scrumptious food that participants patiently lined up for._MA_2374_MA_2203

 

Despite the 30+ degree weather, some students wore thick layers of clothing to display their country’s national costume. The event was even more enjoyable as non-stop performances took place, and approximately 500 participants were entertained by Random Error (faculty band), the IE Music Club, Michelle Raymond, and Trust the Curve (IMBAs from January ’16), to name a few.

The crowd was serenaded by the Mexicans and Taiwanese performers, while the Greeks, Lebanese, and Africans (from various countries) invited everyone to dance and party with them on stage. To close the event, the Brazilians invited professional capoeira performers who showed the art of music, dance, and acrobatics._MA_2790

Thanks to all the participants, the event raised over €6,000 which will go towards the Social Responsibility Forum, an event that aims to increase the awareness of students regarding important and exciting topics associated with sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility.

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Event photo album: you can find the photos of the event HERE. Enjoy!!!

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