Alfred Vernis

Academic Director of Sustainability at Inditex, and professor at ESADE’s Institute of Social Innovation.

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FUTUR: Working towards Social Inclusion


This case may be used to encourage class participants to discuss economic feasibility for social projects, analyzing sustainability and its fit with organizations’ missions. Specifically, this case provides an example to consider the development of business portfolios, discussing whether individual ventures contribute to value creation and mission accomplishment. At the same time, it leads students to reflect on the key factors to be taken into account in order to ensure portfolio success.

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Intermón Oxfam: the conflict between efficiency and values


This case may be used in a business strategy or policy introductory course incorporating nonprofit management specificities.

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La Fageda


This case may also be used to help members of NGOs, foundations, etc. to understand the challenges faced to compete in the marketplace and, at the same time, uphold organizations’ values and mission.

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La Fageda (B): a social enterprise development


In 30 years, La Fageda had surpassed several business milestones that formed the means for attaining an ultimate aim. Its ultimate aim had always been the social and labor integration of mentally-challenged individuals placing the emphasis on each person’s capabilities. From the end of 2007 to the beginning of 2013 the company underwent growth by […]

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