Entradas Etiquetadas con ‘IE Net Impact Club’

20
Sep

Opening

We recently learned that the  Global MBA + English Blended Squared (NOV-2012 Intake),  is sponsoring the education expenses of a child, so she can finish her studies. This is an intend to begin something altogether as a team, of course adding value to other’s live.

At the beginning of the school year, each student receives a welcome pack with a water bottle. This is is part of a social project that our Net Impact students have suggested some years ago to create less waste with plastic bottles, and also create a link between the school and the “1 botella 1 mensaje” (1 bottle 1 message)  initiative. Each bottle has a unique message written by a child and part of the proceedings go to educational projects.

The current GMBA students have decided to go beyond and join the organization in providing children the possibility of a better future, by sponsoring a child.

To know more about other projects that need support, please go to http://www.1kilodeayudaparaeducacion.org

 

9
Jun

Global Village 2011

Escrito el 9 junio 2011 por Alumni en Clubs & Activities, Functional Area, Special Events

Despite an ominous forecast for rain leading up to the day of Global Village, this year’s event took place under a perfectly clear and sunny sky, allowing all to enjoy the festival outside in the garden of Serrano 99. Students from over forty countries represented their local culture through colorful displays, wearing traditional dress, and providing a delicious variety of cuisine and drinks. Over 600 people attended the event, making for a lively festival in celebration of the rich diversity of the IE campus.

Fernando Barnuevo, President of IE’s Alumni Association, opened the event with a reflection on how much the school has changed over the years since he attended IE, in which the university grew in size and international stature to become one of the most diverse schools in the world. Leysi Rotellini and Sara Enright, the event coordinators, then took the stage to welcome the students both in Spanish and English and to announce the beginning of the performances.

Performances opened with the lyrical sound of Spanish flamenco guitar, which set the mood for the festival. In rapid succession, the crowd enjoyed a rousing Bollywood performance, Lebanese and Arabian belly dancing, and a Chilean couple dancing the Cueca, the national dance of Chile. We also enjoyed the Peruvian Marinera, a touching song and dance performance by a couple of Chinese students, an Argentine Tango—which inspired several couples to show off their own moves in front of the stage—and a set from the IE band that revved the crowd up in time to enjoy Mexican Mariachi, Korean Taekwondo, and Colombian Cumbia. The performances closed with the whole crowd dancing to Brazilian samba while enjoying a Capoeira show on the lawn.

Throughout the Global Village students enjoyed a variety of cultural displays, such as the traditional method of making mochi, hosted by the Japan table. The France table constructed a 3 meter tall Eiffel Tower to show off their national pride, while the Lebanese stand offered generous portions of falafel and tea.  Global Village brought out in full color the diversity that makes IE a truly world-class school. 

A pesar de que hubo un pronóstico de lluvia hasta el mismo día del Global Village, el evento de este año se celebro bajo un cielo claro y soleado, lo cual permitió a todos disfrutar del festival en el jardín de Serrano 99. Estudiantes de más de cuarenta países representaron la cultura de su región por medio de pantallas de colores, trajes tradicionales, y una deliciosa variedad de platos y bebidas. Más de 600 personas asistieron al evento, creando un festival muy animado en celebración por la rica diversidad del campus del IE.

Fernando Barnuevo, Presidente de la Asociación de Antiguos Alumnos del IE, inauguró el evento haciendo una reflexión sobre lo mucho que la escuela ha cambiado con los años, especialmente desde que el asistía al IE, durante este tiempo la universidad ha crecido en tamaño y en reconocimiento internacional para convertirse en una de las escuelas con más diversidad del mundo. Leysi Rotellini y Sara Enright, las coordinadoras del evento, subieron al escenario para dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes, en español y en ingles, y para anunciar el inicio de las actuaciones.

Las actuaciones empezaron con el sonido lírico de una guitarra española, lo cual estableció el ambiente del festival. En rápida sucesión,  los asistentes pudieron disfrutar de una emocionante interpretación de Bollywood, danza del vientre libanesa y árabe, una pareja de chilenos bailando la Cueca, el baile nacional de Chile. También pudimos disfrutar de la Marinera peruana, una canción conmovedora y una actuación de baile ejecutada por una pareja de estudiantes chinos, un Tango argentino – el cual inspiro a varias parejas a enseñar sus propios movimientos delante del escenario – la banda del IE revolucionó a la gente justo a tiempo para disfrutar de los Mariachis mejicanos, Taekwondo coreano, y Cumbia colombiana.

Durante todo el Global Village los estudiantes pudieron disfrutar de una variedad de exhibiciones culturales, tales como el tradicional método de hacer mochi, organizado por la mesa de Japón. La mesa de Francia construyo una torre Eiffel de 3 metros de altura para mostrar su orgullo nacional, mientras que la mesa de Líbano ofreció generosas porciones de falafel y té. Global Village consiguió sacar todo el color a la diversidad que hace que el IE sea una verdadera escuela de clase mundial.

7
Jun
 Andalusian Entrepreneurs Win the first IE Impact Weekend Competition 
 
Madrid – 5 June 2011 – IE Business School is pleased to announce “Tarifas Blancas” as the winner of Impact Weekend, a 60-hour, hands-on, innovative experience that brought together 30 students from IE Business School along with social entrepreneurs from across Spain to share ideas and develop socially responsible business plans.  

Tarifas Blancas, an initiative being developed by Andalusian entrepreneurs, Jesús Rivas and Pedro Elías Rincon, is a web-based platform that seeks to provide millions of unemployed Spaniards with access to commercial initiatives to help address the economic needs of their families as well as provide them with a network to find employment opportunities. “Our dream is to save each unemployed Spaniard 1 euro per day”, stated Jesús. Expressing his satisfaction with the structure of the weekend’s activities, he added that “Impact Weekend was the turning point our project needed. The number of talented people who attended this event to support social entrepreneurship was incredibly motivating”.  

Justing Goldbach (Aspen Institute), Fernando Arias (Valanza Private Equity), Jose Martin Cabiedes (Fundacion Haz lo Posible), Pablo Almunia Sanz (ITM Platform) y Margarita Albors (SocialNest)

 

Jesus Maria Cainzos Escudero (IE MBA), Sergi Burrull Valdés (un amigo del equpio de Tarficas Blancas), Pedro Elías Rincon (Tarifas Blancas), Jesus Rivas (Tarifas Blancas), Manual Camacho (IE MBA), Jose Luis Ruiz de Munain (IE MBA)

“It’s really useful to have a weekend that focuses solely on social impact. Moreover, Tarifas Blancas is a great project that can really change the current situation of unemployment in Spain”, said Gary Stewart, Director, IE Venture Lab. Mr Stewart was one of the five investors that evaluated the final presentations, alongside representatives from Creas Venture Capital, Ashoka Spain, Valanza Private Equity and Fundación Haz lo Posible.  

  
IE Impact Weekend, created by students from IE Net Impact Club and IE Venture Lab, leverages IE Business School’s business savvy and strong culture of entrepreneurship to empower both social entrepreneurs and students with the tools to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world through business. Following a highly competitive series of Pitch Your Peers events, a total of five ideas were developed throughout the weekend by participants, with valuable mentoring advice provided by established social entrepreneurs from organizations which included the Aspen Institute, SocialNest, EBBF, ITM Plaform and the Hub Madrid.
 
The first Impact IE Weekend took place from 27 to 29 May 2011, with a second equal event tentatively being planned for November 2011.
 

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