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Spotlight on one of IE’s values: Humanities  [#permalink]

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FROM IE Business School - International MBA Blog: Spotlight on one of IE’s values: Humanities
IE values HUMANITIES

 

IE values the Humanities as a key element in understanding the reality of the world we live in through a global vision and the application of critical thinking.

The IE Humanities Center is a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, an association dedicated to the fostering of knowledge related to the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

The IE Humanities Center is also a member of European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centers (ECHIC), a university based initiative to organize the European Research Institutes and Centers for the Humanities.

 

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IMBA students collaborate with IFC/FT’S Business Transformation Awards  [#permalink]

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FROM IE Business School - International MBA Blog: IMBA students collaborate with IFC/FT’S Business Transformation Awards
IMBA students work as consultants for 5 SMEs selected by the World Bank with a social impact on society

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Author: Claudio Cirillo

This year, IE International MBA students took part for the first time in a collaboration with IFC/FT’s Business Transformation Awards: they worked as consultants for five small and medium enterprises selected by the World Bank with a social impact on society, namely Beyond Water, FairCap, AdmitAll, Anuvia and Connectera. We will sum up their experience going through five stories.

Manasi, IE IMBA student, is an entrepreneur from India who founded a fashion boutique called Suits to Suit in Mumbai, India. Her goal is to spread Indian fashion and design worldwide. She moved to Madrid to learn entrepreneurship skills which play a key role at IE and expand her business. She joined a team to help Beyond Water to develop a business plan in order to attract investors and support clean water to inhabitants of Malawi. Beyond Water is active in providing water pumps to small-scale farmers and householders, it supports sustainable and affordable water among regions in order to sustain prosperity, health and better economic opportunities. “It was a challenge to generate investor interest in watering a venture providing quality life to people in Malawi” said Manasi. Their presentation to management team was effective and Beyond Water is implementing their business plan to grow as a business and keep on helping local population in a sustainable way.

Yoram is a twenty-seven years old IMBA student from Ivory Coast. After working as banking advisor for Royal Bank of Canada, he joined IE’s IMBA to grow in his career. Yoram and his team has been consulting for FairCap to develop a business strategy, reduce operative costs and target promising markets. In his own words: “The impact project was one of the highlights of our IE MBA program. We had the opportunity to work on one of the IFC’s project with a passionate entrepreneur having a strong social vision. This experience has reinforced our willingness to always go the extra mile and try to make a difference in society. In my case, joining the international committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) next fall will be the chance to carry on with that desire of making a social impact around the world.”

AdmitAll is asmall enterprise committed in affordable education in the Philippines. Its work involves finding free spots in public and private school and sell them to local people who cannot afford at full price. AdmitAll asked for consulting to expand its business in Europe. “AdmitAll has a proven business model and the right team, but the most important aspect is the social impact on its community” said Anibal, a project manager from Chile involved in finding opportunities in Far East markets.

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Mwasha has an amazing international background. He spent his young life in Zambia, Botswana, Kenya and United Kingdom. “IE is among few top schools with a strong presence in Africa and in particular in Kenya”. This MBA is a perfect choice to enrich his knowledge and grow up in his career. “IE is fast-paced, diverse and with a strong social side of humanity”. Anuvia, the small company that he consulted for , manufactures fertilizers from organic waste in a sustainable harmless way for our environment. Their goal is to expand this business internationally. “Environmentally friendly production is an issue today and we must care about it”. They had two presentations and both clients and investors were enthusiastic with their plan.

Environmental issues are also cornerstones of Connectera. It is the fifth company which participated in this ambitious project. All its business involves a massive use of technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence in farming. “Connectera is helping farmers to save their time from doing repetitive and manual work so that they can focus on the development of their business” said Adi. Connectera’s target is an exponential grow of revenue in order to invest more money on technology in farming. Connectera was looking for a good market strategy and Adi’s team has accomplished their expectations.

All group presentations were successful and both clients and investors found themselves more than satisfied. These projects will be implemented soon and social business will keep on having a positive impact on both a local and international scale worldwide through deserving projects.

 

For more information on the FT-IFC Transformational Business Awards click here

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FROM IE Business School - International MBA Blog: What are the new trends in social innovation in Latin America
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Previously published in Spanish on Apertura Negocios by Concepción Galdón – IE Social Innovation Director.

The region has become one of the most vibrant work spaces for thousands of organizations and individuals that seek to respond to the challenges facing humanity.

During the last ten years in which I have devoted myself professionally to social innovation, I have witnessed the transformation of the sector in Latin America. The region has become one of the spaces where the work of thousands of organizations and individuals that use innovation to respond to some of the most prevalent challenges facing humanity is seen more vibrantly. The collaboration of IE in the Fundación MAPFRE Awards for Social Innovation has allowed me this year to have a deeper and more systematic approach to three specific areas around which these prizes revolve: Health Improvement / eHealth, Insurance Innovation and Mobility / Road safety. In these awards we have worked with hundreds of organizations and people who weave the ecosystem of social innovation in Latin America. Both in the conversations with them and in the reading and evaluation of the candidacies for the prizes, some main trends are identified in each of the three categories.

Improving Health / eHealth has been the category that has generated the greatest response from social innovators in Latin America. Among the candidatures received, we can highlight two aspects that are critical in the region. On the one hand, universal access to basic health services. Latin American social innovators are taking on the challenge of complementing health services where public administration does not arrive. For this, they offer schemes of access to quality health services for free or at very low costs. They achieve this thanks to technological innovation, innovation in their income generation models and the voluntary work of great professionals. Second, there is a very important focus on child health care. The weakness of health services in the region affects especially children; Accessing or not early access to the treatments they need can have a definitive effect on their future and even on the construction of their identity. Providing them and their families with an adequate diagnosis, treatment and accompaniment is the mission of many of the social innovators in Latin America.

Keep on reading the whole article on Apertura Negocios (Spanish only)

 

 

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Concepción Galdón, IE Social Innovation Director/Academic Lead Concepción Galdón is IE University’s Social Innovation Director/Academic Lead. At IE she has the mandate to promote Social Innovation academic content across Schools and Programs, encourage more research in Social Innovation and reach out to organizations and partners interested in Social Innovation. Concepción is professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at IE. Concepción is also President of the social Venture Puentes Global, which she co-founded in 2009. She´s a member of Ashoka Spain’s Venture Board and of the board of Harvard Kennedy School Spain Alumni Network. Graduated with a B.S in Economics from U.A.M, Concepcion holds a Master’s in Public Admin and Int. Development from Harvard Kennedy School. Her professional exposure includes social impact projects in Bolivia and Madrid, UN Headquarters, Santander Bank and the Finance Ministry of Liberia. There, she worked with the Government of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Nobel Peace Prize 2011.Since 2010 Concepcion has held several positions in IE, including deputy director of the Center for Diversity.

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