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CSR & Sustainable Firms

Instilling a profound sense of social purpose

At IESE we have always believed that corporate social purpose is broader than traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and encompasses how the core business delivers positive economic, social, and environmental impact in the world.

Fulfilling a true social purpose requires action across the entirety of the business, such as: human rights of the supply chain and vendors; diversity in areas such as hiring, training, and pay equity; treating employees properly; safeguarding the environment through strong compliance and sound practices; supporting communities through educational, recreational and cultural activities, advocacy of human rights, and fair labor practices.

IESE is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Our Goal

To instill a profound sense of social purpose in our participants so that they introduce the necessary changes within their firms, which will have a positive impact on all stakeholders.

What We Do

  • Raise awareness about real social responsibility through the company, including employees, suppliers, customers and communities.
  • Develop frameworks and tools that help management teams understand the importance of all stakeholder interests and improve the dialogue with them.
  • Collaborate with third-sector and other institutions to connect them with businesses.

Research

Center for Business in Society

Center for Business in Society

Promotes social responsibility and sustainable development in businesses, with a humanistic approach and an international scope.

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CaixaBank Chair of Sustainability and Social Impact

CaixaBank Chair of Sustainability and Social Impact

Committed to fostering, promoting and spreading new knowledge about corporate social responsibility in academic and business contexts.

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Chair of Business Ethics

Chair of Business Ethics

Promotes ethics and humanism in the business world, and works to overcome the longstanding separation between ethics and economic and business activities.

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Crèdit Andorrà Chair of Markets, Organizations and Humanism

Crèdit Andorrà Chair of Markets, Organizations and Humanism

Studies markets and organizations from a humanist perspective, emphasizing the human facet of companies and the importance of people in business management.

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Schneider Electric Sustainability and Business Strategy Chair

Schneider Electric Sustainability and Business Strategy Chair

Building a more sustainable future requires long-term focus and commitment. The Schneider Electric Sustainability and Business Strategy Chair analyzes the strategic business models and governance measures that could contribute to this goal.

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Fuel Freedom Chair for Energy and Social Development

Fuel Freedom Chair for Energy and Social Development

IESE has teamed up with the Fuel Freedom Foundation to mitigate energy poverty by creating the Fuel Freedom Chair for Energy and Social Development to address this problem through research, energy education and knowledge transfer.

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Programs

All IESE’s programs are built on a general management perspective and a commitment to ethical leadership.