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ESADE Business School




As an educational institution ESADE’s greatest contribution and impact on society comes through the professionals they nurture. Therefore, beyond integrating sustainability into their management and governance structures, ESADE’s 2022-2026 Sustainability and Impact Plan has set the journey for sustainability to be an essential part of their academic activities.

In addition to having core and elective courses on sustainability and business ethics, ESADE has set the objective that by the end of the 2025-2026 academic year, 75% of the mandatory courses in the Business School should include content related to sustainability, ethics, and/or social responsibility. Progress achieved by 2024 ranges from 46% in the BBA to 100% in the full-time MBA.

To develop a Sustainability Mindset a cognitive or intellectual understanding is necessary, but not sufficient. Becoming more sustainable requires an emotional and purpose-driven engagement, and a passionate commitment. They want to highlight two institutionalized educational experiences that contribute to develop these attitudes and competencies at ESADE:

Service-Learning (S-L): S-L is an experiential pedagogy with a focus on social impact and deep reflection. During the 2023/24 academic year, they offered 14 S-L subjects with 591 students enrolled.
Conscious leadership courses and retreats: These are experiences that help students integrate educational, professional and personal experiences in order to connect with their purpose, give meaning to their lives and develop capacities, skills and attitudes that will be key to navigate in uncertain and complex contexts. Examples are: “Leadership, values and self-knowledge” for BBA students, "Practical tools for Personal Growth", a skills seminar for MSc students, and “ESADE Regenerative Retreat” for Executive Master participants.

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