8th IE Social Responsibility Forum – Social Means Business

Written on December 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

SOCIAL RESP FORUM 2013 073 (Medium)For the eight year, the IE Social Responsibility Forum (SRF) was successfully organized by the students of the IE Net Impact Club. This year’s theme, “Social Means Business”, inspired the more than 300 attendees to explore the many ways that business is helping create a sustainable and positive impact in the world. Attendees to the forum included professionals, business school students, IE Staff, IE Alumni, and IE Students. More than 70 speakers from around the world came to Madrid to network and move the discussion forward on the different topics covered in 19 different panel discussions held throughout the two day event. Nicolas Marang, Director of International Coordination CSR & Sustainability at L’Oréal opened the event as keynote speaker. Nicolas unveiled for the first time to the public “Sharing Beauty with All”, L’Oréal’s new sustainability plan.

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SOCIAL RESP FORUM 2013 235 (Medium)For the first year, the SRF held an open invitation to everyone from the IE community to nominate an IE Alumni who is making a difference in the world through their work. The first IE SRF Alumni Award was given to Max Oliva.

We would like to thank the support from this year’s sponsors Acciona, Reale Seguros, and IE Foundation. Thank you to our media collaborator Corresponsables and our in-kind collaborators CaixaForum Madrid, Impact HUB Madrid, and Fundación Lázaro Galdiano.

For more information about the event visit: http://srforum.ie.edu or visit the official photo gallery of the event.


IE Football Club at a glance

Written on December 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Sports

IML_9801Who are we?

IE Football Club is in charge of the IE Official Teams (both Men’s and Women’s) which participate in different tournaments, such as: Tackle Africa in London, Spring Games in Barcelona, MBA Tournament in Paris and IE GrassRoot Soccer Tournament in Madrid. We also organize an internal IE league (La L(IE)ga) with almost 20 teams (7 players per team). The objective is to make new friends thanks to our common passion, which is Football. 

Club activities

We organize both local open-to-other-schools tournaments and the internal league (La L(IE)ga). The next season of La L(IE)ga will begin taking place after the Holiday Break, so begin forming your teams now and keeping an eye on the Facebook page for signup dates and information.

We also manage parties and events in order to raise some money for the club costs.

Lastly, we are in charge of organizing IE Grass RootSoccer Tournament in Madrid where the most important European business schools bring their teams to help Grassroot Soccer organization fight AIDS in Africa.

IE Men’s Team

The official IE Men’s Team will be holding tryouts on December 11th at 20:00h at Green Canal. Sign-up for tryouts is being held on the IE Football Club official page on Facebook. Another tryout will be organized if the demand is too great, so please keep an eye on the page to see if another date is needed. Tryouts are the only way to make the official IE Men’s Team, so please sign up and join!

IE Women’s Team

The IE Women’s Team welcomes players of ALL skill level (no experience needed!) to come out to practices and play with the team. The team has several coaches who attend practices and will work with players to improve their skills. The team is focused on having fun and getting to know each other through football! Information on upcoming practices can be found on the IE Women’s Football Team Facebook page, and usually they are held during the evenings (after classes). We also organize various events and parties, as well as participate in various tournaments throughout the year such as IESE Spring Games and MBAT (last year we got 2nd place!). We look forward to seeing you all on the pitch at Green Canal for the next practice!

la-foto1okGet in touch and participate!

Anyone who is interested in joining the club or obtaining more information can contact us by email. Students who are interested in collaborating, can do so by attending our events and supporting the team. The IE Football Club coordinators were present at the Club Fair on December 9th and thanks to all of you who stopped by to learn more about the activities of the club!

The best way to get more information on upcoming activities and events for the club and both teams is to join the official Facebook Groups. These are: “IE Football Club”, “IE Women’s Football Team” and “IE Futbol 2012-2013”.


“Offshore wind energy is more than onshore in the water”

Written on December 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

November 28, 2013. Madrid, Spain – IE Operations Management Club has organized an event with Bruno Oroz, Senior Purchasing Manager of Iberdrola Engineering and construction to present the Purchasing Model and a particular approach followed for the Offshore Wind Farm Projects at IBERDOLA.

bruno orozBruno explained the general vision, the electric utility business model of Iberdrola and also its journey to become one among the world’s 5th largest electric utility business players. In continuation, he further drilled to state that they buy Materials and Equipment which form 80% of their CAPEX, varying on the Economic situation. Also some basic concepts of the purchasing, the purchasing process, systems, organization and KPIs were illustrated with visuals. Bruno states “Iberdrola successfully implements a transparent purchasing process with the balanced collaboration between the technical and purchasing teams. This allows the whole process to minimize the subjectivity factors associated with the purchasing decision”. This fueled the audience to realize the value of the Iberdrola’s Centralized purchasing structure that enables to have a clear purchasing strategy ensuring that this strategy aligns with the mission of the Purchasing Division of Iberdrola, and therefore making the future acquisitions/business expansions more efficient.

Later on, Bruno explained the particular case of an offshore wind farm, its differences from a conventional project,bruno oroz 2 its difficulties, key players, and possible approach. Following this, he exemplified the case with the Castor Project, a submarine natural gas storage facility in the east coast of Spain, near Valencia, able to contain 1.3 Billion cubic meters of gas: 3 months consumption of the Spanish region of Valencia. He also emphasized on the bottlenecks and challenges to be handled while managing the purchase of the Topside +Jacket and vessel for the installation of offshore projects. The presentation ended with the realistic demonstration of the S-Curve applied for the Wind farm projects.


IE Saudi Arabia Club Madrid Chapter at a glance

Written on December 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic

saudi arabia2IE Saudi Arabia Club Madrid Chapter was only established in February 2013 and has 5 members in its board. Shorty after its establishment the Club members organized a visit to the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Spain HH Prince Mansour bin Khalid with the dean of IE business School Santiago Íñiguez. During that visit the Dean and the Ambassador discussed the future plans of IE Business School and how to improve the cooperation.

Later in June, the Club cooperated with IE MENA office and Casa Arabe in meeting a small group of sophomore students from PSU´s College for Women from Saudi Arabia. The girls gave a presentation to IE students and faculty about there university and their experiences as young women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

IE Saudi Arabia Club also effectively participated in the Global Village. The club members were dressed in Saudi costumes and served local Saudi food to other students. They were also distributing publications in English and in Spanish about Saudi Arabia.

saudi arabia3On the first week of November 2013, IE Saudi Arabia Club and the Saudi Spanish Center of Islamic Economics and Finance organized a trip for 18 MBA students (9 guys and 9 girls) to Saudi Arabia. Students from Japan, Colombia, El Salvador, Switzerland, USA, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Germany visited Saudi Arabia for the first time. You can read about this trip HERE

During the last week of November, IE Saudi Arabia Club president attended the IE business school board meeting cocktail. The activities of the club and the extracurricular activities were presented to several board members of the school.

The club is looking forward to extended its activities in 2014 with the new intake of Saudi students.


L(IE)ga is about to know its champion!

Written on December 9, 2013 by Campus Life in Sports

L(ie)ga 1IE Football Club is proud to announce that the L(IE)ga has finally reached the end. Over 40 games were played and 285 goals were scored during October, November and December to define the finalists. Schlie F.C., formed by IMBA students from the November 2012 intake, will play against Piononos, formed by MIM alumni. The final will take place next Wednesday at Green Canal and will bring to an end the current edition of our prestigious and already traditional internal tournament.

 l(ie)ga 2In total, there were 14 teams that played a first round, in which they were divided in two groups of seven teams, each team playing once against each other. The best four in each group qualified to the quarter-finals stage and the winners moved on to the semi-finals, which were played last week. Piononos made their way by beating Gypsy F.C. in an exciting game with a last minute goal that settled the score in 5-4 to Piononos. Schlie was able to beat Heisenberg in the other semi-final by 6-0. Now, let’s see who will become the L(IE)ga champion!

The next edition will take place in the first semester of 2014, starting most likely in March or April. Gather your friends, form a team and start practicing!!!

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