The agenda includes conferences, workshops, and an exhibition of sustainable initiatives, among other activities in Monterrey, as well as a nationwide challenge.
By JOSÉ ÁNGEL DE LA PAZ | EGADE BUSINESS SCHOOL
Under the commitment to consolidate its social impact and community outreach, EGADE Business School - Tecnológico de Monterrey will be holding its first EGADE Action Week.
From April 18 to 20, the agenda includes conferences, workshops, and an exhibition of sustainable initiatives, among other activities at the Monterrey site, as well as a challenge to be launched nationwide.
As a whole, EGADE Action Week offers a space for EGADE and Tec students, alumni, professors, and collaborators, as well as the community in general, to transform business for a sustainable impact.
The diverse activities were designed to align with EGADE’s purpose of “rethinking the future of business to assure an impact on the sustainable development of Latin America,” and with the UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ACTIVITIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE IMPACT
On Tuesday, April 18, Horacio Arredondo, dean of EGADE Business School, will preside over the EGADE Action Week opening ceremony before signing a collaboration agreement with the Nuevo León State Ministry of Equality and Inclusion.
Another event taking place that same day is In Action Market, a free-access meeting, learning, and participation space for the community in general, with workshops and an exhibition of sustainable initiatives and local products.
The workshops are:
- Negotiation for the climate crisis, delivered by Bodega Cero.
- Plant-based cooking, delivered by Maoli.
- Compost, delivered by Comunidad Composta.
- Reverse manufacturing, delivered by RCE.
Additionally, the call Impact Challenge by OXXO will be opened on Tuesday. This challenge is exclusively for EGADE students nationwide, to be carried out virtually from May 3 to 12 through the videogame Minecraft, seeking to promote innovative solutions for the current challenges faced by enterprises and contribute to the accomplishment of the SDGs.
Wednesday, April 19, will see the Program for the Professionalization of Civil Society Organizations launch, offered by EGADE in collaboration with the Nuevo León State Ministry of Equality and Inclusion.
Also, Family Night will show a film exclusively for EGADE students, alumni, and their families on Wednesday.
The activities will come to a close on Thursday, April 20, with Impact Summit, a free-access program for the general community, which includes a conference with Gabriela Álvarez, cofounder of Colcocoa; a showcase for circular economy strategies with Eduardo Aguiñaga, national director of Full-Time Programs at EGADE Business School; and guests from Aires de Campo, HEINEKEN México, and FEMSA.
Learn more about EGADE Action Week here.