This month IE took part in Aiesec’s National Conference in Germany, which aimed to bridge the gap between Youth and Business by discussing and collaborating around important global trends that move society and economy: Climate change, Responsible Corporate behaviors, Labor mobility and Diversity. Approximately 350 students from all over Germany, who already gained leadership experience in the 47 local sites of Aiesec, as well as experts form industry and practice participated at the event held in Bielefeld.

IE’s workshop, hosted by Nora Anderson, concentrated on Social Entrepreneurship as well as Leadership Skills for Challenges of the Future. Participants were encouraged to take a close look at their own personal strengths and talents and think about how to develop these skills even further in order to continuously improve as a corporate responsible leader. Together in groups, participants had to come up with solutions to develop products and services for customers at the Base of the Pyramid, the worlds 4 billion poorest and a segment often excluded by markets, banks and multinationals. Creativity and innovation was key in the design of these new and original solutions. Participants in IE’s workshop were very positively surprised that a business school had so much knowledge to share on Corporate social responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship.

Check out the video above to experience the vibrant atmosphere at Aiesec Germany’s national conference.