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EcologIE

Written on June 25, 2007 by Max Oliva in Environment

Max_P.jpgMax Oliva, Associate Director, Social Impact Management
Dear IE Community and Friends!
We are pleased to announce the founding of EcologIE – a platform intended to foster the interaction among IE students, faculty, staff, environmentally responsible corporations, field experts, similarly minded business schools and other academic institutions. The platform seeks to address two major social issues: (i) the increasing need to raise awareness of environmental issues (e.g. climate change, resource scarcity, etc.) and (ii) the merging of business/entrepreneurial initiatives with environmentally friendly/sustainability issues. There are a number of urgent crosscutting problems that need to be addressed, and as a first step we will focus on the following points for this first year of EcologIE:
• Dialogue: Provide a platform for members and guests to present key issues and challenge existing paradigms within both the IE and global business communities.
• Reflection: Seek out innovative ways to incorporate environmentally responsible behaviors into IE protocol and daily operations in accordance with the IE Code of Ethical Conduct.
• Action: Perform an environmental audit IE’s energy use and waste management practices to identify ways in which IE can economize by using alternative/sustainable energy sources and recycling. Concurrently, we aim to further promote waste reduction and expand existing recycling efforts (e.g. plastic, aluminum, etc.) to include paper and extend them to the whole of IE.
We will be having an informational meeting to launch the platform and outline the growth and future activities of EcologIE. The Dean of IE Business School, Santiago Iñiguez, will welcome attendants and speakers to discuss the link between business and environment and ways in which integrating the two can be a corporate asset instead of a liability. The launch is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27th from 18:00-21:00 in the Aula Magna (Maria de Molina 11, 28006, Madrid).
Your EcologIE Team!
For more information contact us at ecologie@ie.edu

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