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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.

16
Dec

IE Social Responsibility Forum 2014

Written on December 16, 2014 by Campus Life in Professional

 15929310652_e6529d6005_o On 21st and 22nd November the IE Net Impact Chapter welcomed more than 250 attendees, including more than 40 speakers, to its 9th Social Responsibility Forum, “Action, Impact, Change!”.

The forum, which took place at Mutua Madrilena and IE Business School, included keynotes from Denielle Sachs, Director of Social Impact, McKinsey & Company and Ana Andueza, Public Sector Parnter, Deloitte Spain, as well as nine panels on diverse topics such as ‘Impact Investing’ and ‘Education in the 21st Century’.

15742574538_65be6125e3_oThere were numerous interactive components including case studies led by E&Y, Emzingo and McKinsey & Company, discussing topics from the new electric F1 car to mining in South Africa, as well as a Design Thinking Challenge based on the Hult Prize’s current competition.

Take a look at the photos from the event to get a glimpse of what took place here

The SRF team would like to thank all those that made the event happen so successfully including all the speakers and coordinators, our sponsors, volunteers, attendees and of course, Campus life.

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

30
Jul

IE Business School holds Global Village 2014

Written on July 30, 2014 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

globalvillage2014_800x450In the month of June IE’s Net Impact Club and Campus Life held Global Village 2014, a multicultural event attended by students from every continent, over 600 in total.

This year the event had stands representing 29 countries offering information on tourist destinations and cultural heritage, as well as gastronomic displays, and music and dance from Peru, Brazil, USA, Japan, India, and China.

“We held the first edition of IE Global Village in 2006, and it’s now the main cultural event at IE,” said Giedre Pavalkyte, Manager of Campus Life. “It’s aimed at celebrating the diversity of our student body and at giving them the opportunity to showcase the best of their traditions, music, dance and cuisine. At IE Global Village you can take a trip around the world in one afternoon, and there’s no doubt that it’s a very enriching experience for all those who take part.”

The funds raised by this year’s edition, some €12,100, will be used to fund the next Social Responsibility Forum, an international congress on CSR set to take place on November 21 and 22.

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

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