A club about energy, environment and sustainability powered up by IESE Business School MBA students
The Energy Club was founded in 2006 by a team of students from traditional energy companies such as oil & gas, utilities and heavy industry. Industry disruption and the needs of Energy Transition have expanded our scope which now includes areas such as renewables, waste to energy, energy tech, energy finance and many others.
Energy Club fosters awareness and engagement with the energy sector among the IESE community and beyond, with a particular focus on the Energy Transition.
We do this through:
- Engaging and building IESE’s energy community
- Facilitating industry knowledge & recruitment
- Strengthening and expanding our ties with the industry
Key 2020-2021 Events
Duke Energy Case Competition
Duke MBA Energy Club at Fuqua School of Business runs an annual case competition around Energy in Emerging Markets. IESE participated for the first time in 2019, and one of our five teams was selected to take part in the final round and travel to USA. In 2020 we will once again support IESE students to take part in this exciting international initiative.
Global Energy Finance Panel
Energy transition relies heavily on access to financing, and the proliferation of new technologies and investment opportunities mean that the world of energy finance is changing as rapidly as the industry itself. This panel will bring together senior industry leaders with expertise across different geographies, technologies and regulatory frameworks.
Financial Modelling for Renewable Energy
Any business case rests on a solid financial model, and the economics of renewable energy has been getting increasingly more compelling due to rapid fall in input costs. However, ongoing questions around intermittency and energy storage (amongst others) can still act as barriers for investment. This one-day workshop with specialist training company Modelandum will build on student’s existing MBA skills and better prepare them for career in energy finance.
Pamplona is the capital of Navarra province in Northern Spain, and is well known as the ‘green hub’ of Iberian Peninsula. Many renewable energy companies have their headquarters there, and the area boasts many solar and windfarms that can easily be seen driving across the region. This 2-day trek will provide opportunities for students to meet and network with some of the key energy players there, as well as visit the actual power generation sites.
Carbon Footprint Competition
Annual competition allowing IESE students to understand the carbon footprint of their daily activities such as commute to campus and animal product consumption. The objective is to raise awareness of how our habits and lifestyle contribute to climate change, and encourage students to become more conscious of the choices we make. Prizes are provided by Cooltra – the Barcelona-based scooter rental leader in Europe whose mission is all about sustainable mobility.
The worlds of energy and mobility are fast colliding – the advent of electric vehicles is both a tremendous opportunity and an infrastructure challenge for existing energy networks. Car manufacturers are repositioning themselves as mobility operators, and this requires drastic business model changes as they transition to be tech service providers and in a yet-undefined energy and transport ecosystem.
Global Energy Day
The keynote event of the Energy Club. Usually held towards the end of the year, the GED provides a combination of high profile speakers, moderator discussion panels, and networking to give the participants a deep insight into the energy sector.