How the Next Generation will change the world: IE Junior International Advisory Board

Without innovation, all institutions become irrelevant. In the IE spirit of innovation, IE University decided to create the Junior International Advisory Board. Universities do not exist for the benefit of its educators and fellow institutions; universities belong to the people, they belong to society, and but above all they belong to students. We not only…

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The green hope

1726IE Focus, April 2009 | By Javier Carillo, Professor at IE Business School
Green stands for hope as Governments worldwide start to consider new economic development models based on energy saving and clean technologies.
In recent decades the connection between the market economy and environmental sustainability has passed through different stages. The environment appeared on the international political agenda with the publication of the Brundtland report in 1987 and has gained in importance in various international and national legislations since then. Many companies still see this mandatory inclusion of a social objective in its private objectives as a burden on their results accounts. At the beginning of the 1990s, the enterprises that belonged to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) established the paradigm of eco-efficiency and started to see the private benefits of reducing environmental costs. More recently, two new dimensions have been added to the market-environment connection: the reduction of energy dependence and the creation of environmental business and employment.

Here, I will focus on the latter. Indeed, the so-called eco-industry is becoming the green hope for many governments. Indeed, there are indicators that point to optimism in the clean technologies sector. According to a recent report published by the Cleantech Group, investments in risk capital totalled US$8400 million in this sector in 2008 for the economies of North America, Europe, China and India. This result is a record in the sector and 38% up on the figure for 2007. It was tarnished only slightly in the last quarter of 2008, which was 4% down on the same quarter for the previous year, albeit on a notably worse economic scenario. The most outstanding technologies are solar (40%), biofuels (11%), transport (9.5%) and wind energy (6.0%). If world investment in renewable energies reaches the figure of US$630,000 million between now and the year 2030, the International Labour Organisation estimates that the sector could create twenty million new jobs.

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IE院长参加中国MBA质量战略与创业教育研讨会

由国际三大管理教育权威认证体系之一的AMBA与浙江大学管理学院联合举办的“MBA质量战略与创业教育国际研讨会”暨“AMBA中国会议”于2009年 3月19日-20日在在浙江大学隆重举行,对外经济贸易大学国际商学院院长助理王智慧教授、MBA中心主任赵贞老师应邀参会。来自全国20余所MBA培养院校的近50余名院长、主任与会。
会议邀请AMBA认证机构负责人Robert Owen先生和AMBA认证中国现场认证组长Dixon教授将出席会议,详细介绍AMBA认证流程、认证标准、认证要点等,并进行AMBA认证方面的咨询与培训。
我们IE商学院院长和中欧国际工商学院院长被邀请做了主题报告,介绍MBA质量提升的国际经验和创业教育的战略途径,并进行专题研讨。
这也真是IE商学院在国内的一种很好的宣传哟!

IE Higher Education and King Abdulaziz University sign agreement to launch a Center for Islamic Economics and Finance

IE Higher Education and King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia) have signed an agreement to jointly create a Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance at IE Business School. The agreement  was signed on March 31 during the visit to IE of the Saudi Arabian Minister of Higher Education, HE Khaled Al Anqari. Based on the principles…

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IE INTERNATIONAL UPDATE: BUSINESS IN CHINA 2009

OBJECTIVES: Aimed at alumni who are interested in expanding their international vision and understanding, with a regional perspective, as well as gaining insight into the relationship and impact of multicultural communities. This course mainly aims at alumni who are interested in one of the world’s fastest growing economies and in learning more about its trade…

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China sees path to growth for MBAs in downturn

The global economic downturn, and efforts to reverse it, will probably make China an even stronger economic competitor than it was before the crisis. The global economic downturn, and efforts to reverse it, will probably make China an even stronger economic competitor than it was before the crisis. China, the world’s third-largest economy behind the…

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