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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 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!


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:

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


Twitter: @SI_Challenge


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 ( 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

 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.


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.


15843287925_ac799ee17c_oIE Publishing and Campus Life office would like to thank our students for their commitment with the environment and their collaboration with the initiative 100 Empresas por los Bosques.

Last Saturday 15th November 35 students of different IE master programs donated €18,000 to the project 100 Empresas por los Bosques, environmental initiative run by the NGO WWF, which consists on the reforestation of an area within Doñana National Park. The students had the opportunity to get actively involved by planting 115 trees with their own hands.
This project began two years ago when IE’s Publishing department launched Print On Demand (POD) initiative aimed at all IE master programs that had an associated campaign of corporate social responsibility. The goal was to introduce the paperless philosophy into the school along with related energy and paper saving, in line with IE’s commitment with society and the environment.  All the proceeds 15817431716_b8e30c0c92_ooriginated from the POD will be donated this year to the reforestation of 6 hectares of National Park with native forest tree species.

Student volunteers talk about the field trip:

“The Doñana experience is a true example of what the IE Experience represents: challenges, teamwork, extraordinary people and TONS of fun” Karla La Gant, IMBA April 2014

15655908990_fbc200545a_oNature and commitment with Spain!” Francisco Javier Yuste Garcia, Master in Management September 2014

“Donana was an amazing experience! It was great to see the impact that IE and the initiatives that it promotes is having on the community and greater world.” Howard Gregory, IMBA November 2013

“For me, it simply had all of the components to be an amazing trip. The people, the involvement with nature, the beauty of Doñana, and of course a great night of Classic Sevillana dancing! More over,the joy of seeing our trees grow healthy and tall one day, is priceless.”  Shant Kajian Sangochian, Master in Management 2014

“After months of highlighting cases and textbooks, printing of large reports and drinking wine, it was so rewarding to spend a day with WWF planting cork trees in an endangered habitat. WWF is an organization very close to my heart as it gives voice to 15817414856_c8740a1c41_othose who do not have it, and it was another great step for me towards a lifetime of supporting its mission.” Anastasia Valerieva Mcvicker, IMBA April 2014

“The weekend trip to Doñana was hands down one of the highlights of the IE experience for me. The National Park itself and El Rocio, where we stayed overnight, were amazing places which I might never have gone to on my own. I’m delighted to have experienced it, thanks to IE. Some of the highlights included witnessing a beautiful village life which is preserved in its old style, participating in a traditional Flamingo dance party with pilgrims who were visiting for the weekend, tree plantation in the park together with WWF staff and a guided tour of the beautiful city of Seville during a brief stopover. A big thank you to the Campus Life team for organizing such an amazing trip” Jamil Ur Rehman, IMBA April 2014

doñana“Moments in the beautiful part of the country – surrounded by lush green trees, facing the chilling wind against the sun. Fantasticomazing experience !!!” Lakshay Suri, Master in Management September 2014

“Awesome opportunity to represent IE doing great things for Spain, nature, and it’s students. An impactful trip with great memories. Very proud to be part of IE when I see “giving back” initiatives like the collaboration between the school, WWF, and Doñana” Katie Jarek, IMBA April 2014






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