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28
Jan

Morgan Stanley Sustainability Challenge

Written on January 28, 2015 by Campus Life in Professional

morganstanleyThe Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge is a pitch competition that asks graduate students to develop an institutional-quality investment vehicle that aims to achieve positive environmental or social impact as well as competitive financial returns.  It will take place at Morgan Stanley’s offices in London on April 17, 2015.

To participate, teams are asked to submit a 2-page prospectus outlining an institutional-quality investment vehicle and the issue it addresses by February 25, 2015

For more details and updates, please visit:

Sustainableinvestingchallenge.org

Ten finalist teams will then be chosen by March 13, 2015 and flown to London for the finals event on April 17, 2015, where they will pitch their idea to a panel of judges comprised of recognized leaders in the sustainable investing arena. $15,000 of total prize money will be awarded.

Teams can request a mentor through January 28, 2015. All other questions or requests for assistance should be sent to contact@sustainableinvestingchallenge.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/sustainableinvestingchallenge

Twitter: @SI_Challenge

18
Dec

2015 Nespresso Sustainability Challenge

Written on December 18, 2014 by Campus Life in Professional

Calling all Master’s Students! The 2015 Nespresso MBA Sustainability Challenge is fast approaching. If you are interested in taking part and representing IE, please reserve your spot immediately by doing the following:

  • E-mail Julien Deplanque (julien.delplanque@student.ie.edu) by January 16th with your team in copy. Teams must be gender-balanced and must consist of four members.
  • Individuals without a team may also sign up by e-mailing Julien who will contact you with next steps.
  • The subject of the Case Study and presentation dates will be provided to teams at a later date, after which, a winner will be chosen as the IE submission.
  • The final event lasts 3 days and will take place in Switzerland, Nespresso Headquarters in June. Flight, local transportation, food and hotel to attend the event will be paid for and arranged by the Challenge organizers.

 For further information on the challenge, please visit http://sustainabilitymbachallenge.com

 Executive MBA students are not eligible. Also, those who have previously been an employee at Nespresso S.A. or its parent company Nestle S.A., at any time during the past two years is ineligible to participate in the Challenge.

7
Oct

hultLocal campus event calling entrepreneurs to create viable start-ups and compete for $1 million in start-up funding

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. In partnership with President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, the innovative crowdsourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. Student teams compete around the world for a chance to secure US$1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture.

The 2015 Hult Prize will focus on Early Childhood Education – a challenge personally selected by President Bill Clinton. The main issue we are tackling this year is Can we provide early education to ten million children under age six in urban slums by 2020?”

Ahmad Ashkar, CEO and Founder of the Hult Prize, attributes the success of the competition to the shift in the global economy and the millennial generation’s refusal to live in a world with inequality, “We are giving entrepreneurs from around the world a platform to innovate and revolutionize the way we think about servicing the poor.”

The winning team from the Hult Prize at IE Business School event will be fast tracked to compete at one of the six Hult Prize regional finals events around the world bypassing the general application for San Francisco, Boston, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and a TBD 6th location.

Last year, the 2014 Hult Prize regional finalist beat out 10,000 applications received from over 350 colleges and universities in over 150 countries. The Hult Prize regional competitions will take place on March 13 and 14, 2015 in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and a TBD 6thlocation.

Following the regional finals, one winning team from each host city will move into a summer business accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business. A final round of competition will be hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative at its annual meeting in September, where CGI delegates will select a winning team that will be awarded the US$1,000,000 Prize by President Bill Clinton himself.

In the words of President Clinton, “The Hult Prize is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and shared prosperity, and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces.”

About the Hult Prize Foundation

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship, which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative is the world’s largest student competition and crowd-sourcing platform for social good, and has been funded by the Hult family since its inception in 2009. To learn more, visit www.hultprize.org.

About The Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, CGI members have made more than 2,500 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $87.9 billion. 

To compete, please email Pranav Chopra, Campus Director on netimpact@ie.edu for more information or visit IE Business School Hult Prize page on http://www.hultprizeat.com/iebs

27
Jun

IE Global Village 2014

Written on June 27, 2014 by Campus Life in Geographic, Professional

14451161814_7898675a5a_k June 12th 2014 was a special day, not only because it was the World Cup opening but also because IE Business School celebrated the 9th edition of Global Village. IE Net Impact Chapter, IE and 29 different Country Clubs hosted the biggest event of the year at the IE Library garden.

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. The event was attended by around 650 visitors including students from all programs, partners, families and spectators.

Spectacular performances were held by different countries including dances performed by Lebanon, Peru, USA, Colombia, Brazil, Japan, China, and Mexico. Other countries like Germany and Azerbaijan were hosting competitions that were mentally and physically challenging.

14452288065_595bf46822_hIE Global Village Team and IE Net Impact Chapter would like to extend their gratitude to sponsoring Embassies, organizations and companies that supported the efforts of all our students to showcase their national heritage and pride. We would also like to thank all the students and staff members who volunteered to help organizing such an amazing event. Last but not least, we would like to thank all country clubs who participated in creating such a diversified and entertaining event.

We are grateful for all the students, partners and families that attended Global Village and we hope that everyone enjoyed their time at such a memorable day.

Don’t forget to check out the official IE Photo Gallery HERE.

IE Global Village Team

15
May

Net Impact Update: May 2013 – April 2014

Written on May 15, 2014 by Campus Life in Professional

1. The Art of Changing the World – May 13, 2013
The Net Impact Club, together with the IE Corporate Communication Club, hosted a session on social entrepreneurship with Francisco Polo, the founder of Actuable.es and the director of Change.org.

Change.org is an online petition platform that has more than 25 million users in 196 countries. In this session, Francisco Polo shared his experience, key success factors, and entrepreneurial mindset with us.

2. Impact Investing – May 16, 2013
The IE Net Impact Club, together with the IE Finance Club and IE Venture Capital and Private Equity Club, hosted an interactive information session with Anna-Marie Harling, an impact investing professional from the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). She talked about how Impact Investing is providing funding to Social Businesses, creating a financial return to the investor, while helping alleviate the world‘s most pressing problems. She also discussed the investment opportunities this new field offers.

3. Global Village – June 13, 2013
Global Village is a celebration of one of the most distinct characteristics of IE Business School- the diversity of its students who come from over 65 nationalities. In the event participants showcase the best of their countries’ cuisine, culture, arts and craft, traditions and tourism. The money raised by the event is donated to the main activities of the IE Social Responsibility Forum. The event reached 500 attendees and a representation of some 40 countries.

4.   Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony – July 3, 2013
IE Net Impact Club co-sponsored this event with the IE Media & Entertainment Club. We screened the documentary “Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony” about the refugee camps in Western Sahara and gave attendees an opportunity to interact with director and producer Alvaro Longoria.

5.  “A Common Enemy” – July 17, 2013
IE Net Impact Club co-sponsored this event with the IE Media & Entertainment Club.  On July 17th, we screened the documentary “A Common Enemy”, a political documentary thriller on the first-ever free elections in Tunisia after the Arab Spring, from up and coming director/producer Jaime Otero Romani (IMBA, 2013).

6.   “How to survive tragedy and realize the potential within you” – July 22, 2013
On July 22nd, the IE Net Impact Club in collaboration with IE Women in Business hosted Ashoka Fellow Ana Bella Estevez, founder of the Fundación Ana Bella.  Ana spoke about empowering abused women and connecting them with women who have successfully overcome abuse.
7.   “Trend of Japanese Welfare Systems – September 6, 2013
The speaker series event featured Yuko Hamasaki and Yasuko Otsu.  Ms. Hamasaki’s presentation focused on providing care environments for old people with dementia while Ms. Otsu’s presentation focused on the Japanese child welfare system.

8.   Social Innovation Cluster – September 26, 2013
Concepción Galdón, innovation and entrepreneurship professor at IE Business School, spoke about the Social Innovation Cluster.  The Social Innovation Cluster is a collaborative effort between the IE CSR department and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in which members of the IE community will have a space to discuss how they apply innovation to pursue positive social impact.  The Cluster will also hopefully spark collaboration and networking among those interested in the topic.

9.   8th Annual Social Responsibility Forum – November 22 & 23, 2013
From November 22nd to 23rd, we will be hosting our 8th Annual Social Responsibility Forum that brings together students and professionals to discuss sustainability within the context of a variety of topics. Topics cover diverse areas such as energy, finance and entrepreneurship. We are looking for speakers to join us so if you know someone that might be a good fit, please e-mail us at srforum@ie.edu.

10. Net Impact Student Connection Series – Social Entrepreneurship  – April 24, 2014
Four current students, Marvin Arnold, Mitch Maddox, Mallori Morris, and Barnaby Ferrero, who have worked in social ventures around the world will speak about their journeys into social entrepreneurship and give an honest perspective of the opportunities and challenges.
Marvin co-founded an African SMS-based outreach platform, Movercado, That addresses distribution of health products and trainings in rural communities. Mitch partnered with non-profits and diplomatic missions to Provide interactive, online projects Between students in the U.S. and Germany. Mallori spent two years as a Director for Akola, a social Ugandan business women through EMPOWERS That vocational training, education programs, and employment opportunities. Barnaby raised $ 100,000 in three weeks to fund a community development project focused on culture in Detroit, Michigan.

11. Impact Weekend – April 25-27, 2014
The third annual Impact weekend is a 60-hour social entrepreneurial workshop in Madrid. It brings together students and professionals across Spain to share ideas and develop socially responsible business plans. The weekend begins with an open pitching session where ideas for businesses are proposed and the best 5 ideas will be selected. A team of 6-8 participants will then be formed around each idea. On Saturday and Sunday the teams will work together to develop their business plan before they are evaluated during a final pitch on Sunday night. The aim is for teams to use innovative and practical methodologies to create a venture that is scalable and can address real-world issues. Teams will receive valuable mentoring social entrepreneurs throughout the weekend. On Sunday evening, each team will pitch to investors from traditional and socially orientated venture capital firms. The winning team will be awarded mentorship and coaching sessions from top social entrepreneurs and will have the option for direct entry into venture lab.

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