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NGOs and Companies That Are Changing Society

5 Tips with María José Alepuz (MBA ‘92), Director of the Portolà Foundation

Collaboration between NGOs and the business world is growing day by day. At a time when the existing needs vastly outweigh the resources available to address them, companies and non-profits are joining forces to pursue joint responses to the social and environmental challenges we must face as a society.

Businesses view these collaborations as a powerful ally that can help them improve their market positioning, promote particular values among their stakeholders, attract and retain talent, and generate engagement with the wider community. Little by little, we are seeing how important it is for companies to establish a business collaboration strategy with other players in the market.

These partnerships are a source of great possibility. In a globalised world where the rules of the game are tougher than ever before, links and collaborative networks are the key to progress.

This is the view set out for us by María José Alepuz, who has worked in the third sector for more than 28 years, including 24 years spent managing social economy entities. Over the course of her career, she has seen the non-profit sector from multiple perspectives and built bridges with the business community.

The Portolà Foundation has participated in the Esade Alumni Pro Bono Consultants programme on multiple occasions.

March 4, 2021 2:25 pm

Startups with Social Impact

In today’s business environment, responsibility towards society and the planet is a growing priority. Responsible leaders have placed concerns about climate change, diversity and business ethics squarely on the agenda. Against this backdrop, many startups have embraced social entrepreneurship as a means of developing solutions for today’s social, cultural and environmental problems, putting people and... View Article

January 28, 2021 4:14 pm

ESADE Alumni Receives Honourable Mention Plaque from the Nadiesolo Foundation

Nadiesolo recognised the work of an Esade Alumni pro bono consulting team As part of its 25th anniversary celebration at the CaixaForum Auditorium, the non-profit organisation Nadiesolo (formerly Desarrollo y Asistencia) awarded its Honourable Mention Plaques for the 19th year running. The awards recognised the work of 106 volunteers and collaborating entities, including Esade Alumni,... View Article

November 18, 2020 5:21 pm

Pro Bono Consultants: 15 Years Helping Third-Sector Entities

Get involved now, when they need it most Online closing session of the 14th edition of Pro Bono Consultants, which featured the participation of 100 Esade alumni volunteers The contribution of the Esade Alumni community is more necessary than ever Would you like to help create a fairer society and a more sustainable world? Esade... View Article

October 8, 2020 2:46 pm

Esade students raise funds for Lebanon

It’s been almost a month since the explosion struck Beirut city. Third after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, never has the city seen something of this magnitude. Students from both the 2021 & 2022 batches have come together to raise funds for Impact Lebanon, an organization endorsed and verified by Lebanese students, we... View Article

September 29, 2020 2:39 pm