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19
Jun

18732701000_ac6bea527a_oOn June 11th 2015, IE Business School along with 22 different country clubs had the pleasure to celebrate the diversity of the school with the 9th Edition of the Global Village.

Global Village is an annual event organized by IE students in cooperation with the IE Net Impact Club and IE Campus Life. The event showcases IE’s diversity through food, performances and arts and crafts prepared by various country clubs.

This year ́s event hosted approximately 450 participants including IE students, faculty, and IE collaborators. The event also featured performances by various country clubs, including presentations by Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, India, Lebanon, Bolivia, Azerbaijan, Salsa Club, Colombia, and IE Faculty of Music.  By a show of applause, Colombia was the winning performance.  The Colombia club showcased mapalé and cumbia – traditional dances.  

18732727968_b4c3b49d4d_oThe funds raised by this year’s edition, approximately €9,300, will be used to fund the next Social Responsibility Forum, an international congress organized by the Net Impact Club on corporate social responsibility set to take place in November 2015.

We want to thank all sponsoring Embassies, organizations and companies that supported the efforts of the students to showcase their national pride. 

Thank you to all attendants to the event, surely the success of this edition can only be surpassed by the success of next year ́s edition.

To view photos of the event, you can visit the IE Flickr page.

30
Apr

Impact Weekend 2015

Written on April 30, 2015 by Campus Life in Professional

11154709_867461436654851_3830094522416170011_oApril 28th, Madrid, Spain. The 5th edition of IE Impact Weekend started last Friday 24th driven by the excitement of its more than fifty participants. Seven ideas were pitched, covering varied topics such as education in developing countries, NGO operations, recycling and food waste, among others. The participants ranked their preferred ideas and teams were formed to work during the rest of the weekend. On Saturday morning Andrew McCarthy, our Design Thinking professor and innovator, kicked-off an intense day of ideation and problem solving activities.

11169421_866841483383513_3510765877163738891_oThe teams worked on researching the market and designing a feasible solution to tackle social and environmental issues around the world. Each team, composed by people of different professional backgrounds and nationalities, brought diverse perspectives to come up with a viable business case. A group of mentors, movers and shakers of the entrepreneurial space, made sure that each team had the vital elements to be ready to pitch in front of investors and entrepreneurship gurus on Sunday evening. Heroes of Light, TelSell, Bring it Out, NuCooked, Health Village, Kala and Yes! Presented their final work at the Impact Hub in the middle of joy and nervousness to hear the final result. 

The jury decided 11174358_867462386654756_5263528387095970482_oto award Heroes of Light, an app to motivate the volunteer workforce using gamification, as the winner of the challenge. This venture helps NGOs around the world to engage and commit more people into social issues. The winning team will continue working on their endeavor with Emzingo and has a direct pass to the recognized business accelerator of Venture Lab. Additionally they will enjoy a co-working space at the amazing Impact Hub and tickets to one of Real Madrid or Atlético upcoming matches, facilitated by Never Empty.

Congratulations to them and all the groups that made this weekend unforgettable!

The IE Net Impact Club, a member of the international Net Impact organization, runs IE Impact Weekend. We seek to empower students and professionals to drive positive change in the workplace and the world.

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16
Apr

14451161814_7898675a5a_kGlobal Village is a multicultural event where participants showcase the best of their countries’ cuisine, culture, arts and craft, traditions and tourism.  This year, we will celebrate Global Village on June 11.

We wanted to give members of IE Community a chance to capture the spirit of Global Village by creating a new logo for the event. The selected winner will be given a free ticket to Global Village!  Please click here for the logo brief.  Submissions are due on April 30.  The winner will be notified on May 15.  Please e-mail all logo proposals with a short description of your design to Marana.Bayonon@student.ie.edu .

What is Global Village?

Global Village is a fair organized by IE students in collaboration with the school’s administrative team whose aim is to showcase the diversity that thrives on campus everyday by having food, performances and arts and crafts in the same place for all the attendees to enjoy.

What was last year’s Global Village logo and what are we looking to change?

The logo should capture the core values of IE and the spirit of Global Village!  Your proposed logo should celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of our student body with a focus on collaboration.  Last year’s logo can be seen below.

global village

Where will the logo be used?

The chosen logo will be used in both print and online material, for both internal and external purposes.  By choosing to participate, you give up all rights for IE and IE Net Impact to use the logo at their discretion.

Logo Specs

Please provide both a color and black and white logo in vector and JPEG format to Marana.Bayonon@student.ie.edu. Please ensure that the logo is created in high resolution.

For any additional questions, please email Marana.Bayonon@student.ie.edu.

5
Mar

Don’t throw it away, it can be used another way

Written on March 5, 2015 by Campus Life in Professional

recyclingThere is nothing more liberating than disposing the stacks of print on demand course packs at the end of each term!  But let’s all make sure to do it in a responsible way!

From Tuesday, March 10th until the 17th, recycling bins will be available in the launch pad at MM31 for print on demand and other paper recycling.  A box per section will be available so let’s make this a friendly competition among the IMBA and other Master’s programs. Which section will come out on top as IE’s most environmentally friendly section!

DID YOU KNOW???

Recycling one tonne of paper saves up to 31 trees, 4,000 kWh of energy, 1.7 barrels (270 litres) of oil, 10.2 million Btu’s of energy, 26,000 litres of water and 3.5 cubic metres of landfill space.

4
Mar

10339270_678060608928269_4923312568495602352_oCalling alumni with a social entrepreneurship/impact investing background! IE Net Impact Club is hosting its Fifth Annual Impact Weekend on April 24-26th, 2015 and needs your help!

More Information:

Impact Weekend is a priceless weekend-long experience for people wanting to explore the world of social entrepreneurship and to network with professionals in the social impact industry. It is designed as a workshop in which teams of students from Madrid universities develop new social enterprises models under the careful guidance of mentors and ultimately pitch them in from of a jury.

Agenda at a glance

  • On Friday (April 24th), participants are invited to pitch their social entrepreneurship ideas. Public vote will determine the best ideas.
  • During Saturday and Sunday (25-26 April), all participants will be split into groups and each group will work on one of the chosen ideas. The newly-formed groups will be guided through the team-building, brainstorming and design phase by their mentors.
  • On Sunday afternoon (April 26th), teams will present their business models in front of a jury of social entrepreneurs, impact investors and professors.

How you can get involved

If you have experience in the social impact field and would like to get involved in Impact Weekend either as mentor or jury,  please contact us at impactweekend@ie.edu mentioning your preference and availability.
Our purpose is to promote a culture of innovation and encourage amazing ideas with a positive long-lasting impact. Therefore, any suggestions of comments that could help us make the event more meaningful would also be very much appreciated. Thank you!

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