To celebrate its first five decades of work, IPADE Business School drew up an agenda of ceremonies, publication of historical documents, new academic materials, and an impact measurement study. Emphasizing the rigor of research, this study was made with the aim of understanding the impact that IPADE has had in the business communities in the country and assessing the progress it has made in fulfilling its founding mission: to develop leaders with critical abilities, global vision, social responsibility and Christian values, who are able to transform organizations and society.

The project “Impact Study. IPADE 1967-2017” was conducted by Dr. Marc Epstein, a leader in topics of measurement and management of social impact in companies, NGOs and foundations. Epstein has been Professor of Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) and Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He authored the books Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors and Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts.

At the end of the project, Dr. Marc Epstein remarked: “Since I have been affiliated with some of the most prominent business schools in the world, I expected these results to show strong support for an impact of producing better managers. I did not expect the clear evidence of the strong social impact created by IPADE programs of producing both better human beings and a better society, in addition to better managers. This evidence was strong, impressive and surprising. It also provides additional support for the efficacy of the logic model and IPADE’s success in achieving it.”

Find out about the results of the study click here to download it.