Can Social Entrepreneurs help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
Despite global attempts to eradicate poverty, over 4 billion people still lack access to basic resources and services, such as potable water, basic health services, and primary and secondary education. Until these services are more evenly distributed, our world will always be plagued by injustice and inequality. The global community must thus work harder to address the needs at the Base of the Pyramid, the poorest segment of the world’s population, often excluded by markets, banks and multinationals. This session will explore how social entrepreneurs find innovative solutions for the world’s 4 billion most underprivileged people and in this way play an important part in achieving the SDGs of poverty and hunger eradication, access to education for all, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy to name just a few.
About IE University
IE University is an international university with a practice-based approach that goes beyond the classroom walls. Based in Spain, IE University has an urban campus in Madrid and a historic and cultural campus in Segovia. Our programs are taught in English, though students will also have the opportunity to learn Spanish with their peers. The student body is made up of over 130 nationalities (75% of the student body is international), opening doors to exchange programs at one of our 200 partner universities around the world, as well as to a range of internships. These internships, plus IE Labs, are part of our programs, and allow students to gain real, hands-on work experience. Students can personalize their educational experience through electives and advanced seminars that complement their interests.
IE University offers a widely diverse range of programs that guarantee something for everyone, including: Business, International Relations, Law, Economics, Architecture, Design, Communications and Digital Media, Behavior and Social Sciences, Data and Business Analytics, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics (PPLE), Applied Mathematics; as well as dual-degree programs through which students will receive two undergraduate diplomas.
IE University ranks among the top 25 universities for global employability and rests upon the pillars of innovation, entrepreneurship, academic rigor, and the humanities.