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CMI Business School was part of the second edition of the Women Entrepreneurs . This time, as a representative of our business school, professor and researcher Veronica Medaura participated as a speaker.

The event took place on Saturday, September 26, virtually. It brought together entrepreneurs and specialists in project management, who narrated their experiences and transformation processes, to inspire and motivate others.

Medaura has a PhD in International Organizations Management from the University of Valencia. She is a specialist in the Responsible Management of Organizations with a global and systemic approach based on the complexity sciences. At the event organized by Emprende SDQ, the specialist discussed the creation, mission and management of ETHOSYA, the non-profit organization she directs in the United States.

“Our objective is to promote and generate Triple Impact initiatives. That is, to generate social, economic and environmental transformations, as traditional studies indicate. But we seek to go further, generating a proposal that goes beyond this by including young people and social and governmental agents in the debates. We believe in a Triple Impact with an organic, systemic and structural improvement”.

Explained the professor who is also an advisor on new economies, triple impact companies and circular economy.

She also commented on the partnership and common purpose with CMI: “In ETHOSYA, same as in CMI, we work so that the economic impact of the companies goes towards a transformation where Corporate Social Responsibility ceases to be a strategy and becomes the culture of the organization, that is our aim”.

This conference and the rest of the presentations that were part of the conference can be viewed on the Emprende SDQ Youtube channel. A company that, after three cycles organized in the Caribbean, developed the first one in Madrid in March 2020, where the director and co-founder of CMI, Nilsa Mármol, participated.

Learn about the existing discounts for this course that will allow you to understand the relevance of the CSR, its analysis in the business environment and implementation in companies and organizations.


CMI Business School launches the first edition in English of the Expert Degree in CSR and Sustainability that will begin in November 2020 and has a bonus for pre-enrollment payment. It is a 10% discount that will be applied to those who reserve their place until Friday, October 16, 2020 inclusive.

This intensive one-month program is focused on the design and implementation of CSR policies in the management of companies and organizations. It will also have online and live classes with teachers.

The course does not require prior knowledge and is aimed at managing directors of companies, ONG’s, Public Administrations, self-employed professionals, entrepreneurs, students, in general, to all those who want to learn to design and implement CSR strategies to carry out responsible business with a positive impact on the society and nature.


Why specialize in CSR?

The world is facing hitherto unknown challenges such as the highest levels of pollution in history, devastating fires, floods, heavy loss of biodiversity, new social, health and economic crises.

A recent study by PWC found that almost 80% of business leaders believe that purpose is essential to the success of a business today, however less than half of employees still do not know what their organization represents and the difference of the rest.

The 2019 Emissions Gap report from the United Nations Environment Program (PNUMA), noted that global carbon emissions need to be cut by 7.6% by the end of this year and continue to decline by the same proportion each year for the next decade to keep global warming below 1.5Cº by the end of the century.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a clear reminder of the vulnerability of humans and the planet in the face of threats of global magnitude, uncontrolled damage to our environment must be addressed”, points out the statement of the international organization.

That is why at CMI we promote training programs based on the CSR to promote responsible practices with people and the environment, we support initiatives that seek to generate positive impact, and we advocate every day for greater recognition of the importance of the CSR in business practices.


Learn more about the Title of CRS Expert and reserve your place to be part of the change!

Last Tuesday CMI resumed presential classes at the business school under a strict set of security measures. In order to guarantee the protection of all attendees during their time on the premises.

After a six-month break due to the pandemic caused by COVID 19, this week CMI students returned to the classrooms in CMI’s headquarters located in El Retiro, Madrid.

Learn about the safety protocol we have implemented to care for our students, faculty and staff.


Security Measures

Mandatory protocol for entering the center:

*Mandatory use of mask at all times. People who do not have a mask will not be allowed to enter the Institute.

*Disinfection of the rooms with an ozone generator before being used. Prior to each class or use of the spaces, a thorough disinfection will be carried out.

*Installation of methacrylate screens in each of the workstations. In addition, two-person benches cannot be shared, their use will be individual, guaranteeing distance between students.

*Temperature measurement to each assistant before entering the center. Those who present less than 37.2° may enter.

*Social security distance between each assistant.


Prevention of COVID-19

In addition to these measures, the center has the RIA biosafety certificate that verifies compliance with good practices for the prevention of infections. You can access this document by clicking here.

At CMI Business School we understand that protecting the health of everyone around us is also a good practice that we must ensure and encourage. At this time, the pandemic we are going through requires us to be more rigorous with infection prevention measures, which is why our business school will not lose sight of other aspects which were always guaranteed, such as ample spaces with proper air intake, heating, access to natural light, a common place for entertainment and a kitchen available to all our attendees.

Nor will we stop working to build a healthier organization that promotes the well-being of people, so, as during the previous months, we will continue to attend each query and question of our students in a personalized manner and with the attention they deserve.

We are happy to be back together. We are waiting for you to continue your work and to train new leaders that society, more than ever, demands.


Our business school was awarded for its contribution to CSR during an event that was attended by more than 700 participants and brought together 35 companies, varying from multinationals to SMEs, public organizations and experts, at the Endesa corporate headquarters.

On Wednesday, February 26, the 15th edition of the Corresponsables Yearbook was held, where CMI Business School received recognition for its great work in training leaders with a focus on CSR, a key and transversal aspect that characterizes all its programs.

Rafael García and Nilsa Mármol, CMI directors, received the award from Marcos González, President and editor of Correspondents, its foundation and the Observatory for Responsible Communication (ObservaRSE).

Find out about the Master programmes and courses for which CMI was recognised by directors of companies such as Paradores, Carrefour, Enaire, Seur, Carburos Metálicos, EDP, Endesa, Lilly, Novartis, among others, here.


Session development


The event was meant to debate about the” Alliances and dialogue with interest groups. Lessons learned and future challenges”, based on various reflections from business leaders. Sponsored by Endesa and the Ministry of Labour, Migrations and Social Security, the Madrid Corresponsables’ Day included the first public intervention by the Government’s new General Director for CSR, Maravillas Espín.


“The reactivation of the State Council for Corporate Social Responsibility (CERSE) to promote the Agenda for 2030 is a unique opportunity to fight for human rights from an equity and equality perspective (…) The government is committed to defining public policies that revitalise corporate CSR”, highlighted Espín during the opening of the event.


After the presentations and analysis on the current situation of CSR, which have been a trending topic reaching a record of 13.4 million people and more than 1,900 interactions, two monographic workshops promoted by ObservaRSE were held: “The keys to putting alliances into practice” and “Alliances for inclusion and labour diversity”.


Although the Madrid edition was first, the activity will also take place in Barcelona, Burgos, Seville, Murcia, A Coruña, Palma de Gran Canaria and Tenerife during 2020.

“We seek that, through the business experience our students receive, they contribute to the development of a sustainable and responsible management approach, helping companies to make a positive impact on society,” explained Natalia Di Piazza Umbides, head of the Institutional Development Area at CMI Business School.


It is extremely important for CMI Business School to ensure that our students can integrate into the job market, and that is why we are constantly working to sign new collaboration agreements for internships in companies and organizations.

“The main thing about these agreements is for them to provide a learning experience for students within a real work environment, so they can identify the real needs, challenges and opportunities of the sectors of their interest”, concluded Di Piazza Umbides.


These agreements were signed with:

Mutua Madrileña, the leading company in general insurance, asset management and real estate in the spanish market.



Acción contra el Hambre, is an NGO founded in Spain by a group of french doctors, scientists, and writers with the mission of saving lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition. The Nobel Prize winner and physicist Alfred Kastler, was the first president of the organization



Fundación Entreculturas, is a non-profit organization of cooperation for the development, promoted by Compañía de Jesús, which promotes the education and development of communities under the conviction that education is a fundamental human right from which no individual can be excluded.


Auren, is a professional services company for audits, consulting and legal counseling. They have been working for a long time with the purpose of creating value and contributing to the sustainable development of society, organizations and individuals.


Members of our school interested in gaining professional experience through internships can send an email to

The admissions staff gave me all the necessary information to be able to do the arrangements for my transfer, they gave me attention at all times regardless of the 7 hours of time difference,” said the student from Mexico. 

student of the Master in Human Management and Organizational Development told about her CMI Business School experience, in this video where she highlighted the reception process she received from the school staff.   

Bárbara Salas has a degree in Public Relations at the Institute of Graphic Communication of the North of Saltillo, Coahuila de Zaragoza. It is part of the first course that proposed in Europe an overcoming vision of what some schools continue to call, Human Resources.   

She told about her experience in CMI Business School. Regarding her incorporation to the schoolshe pointed out that the human factor has been a key element for his decision since -as she explains– her transfer meant a great deal of administrative management.   

Salas also highlighted the CSR perspective that runs through the program and the important teaching staff that teaches it. “They are all researchers and have great professional experience and that isperceive, ” she said.   

An important factor was also the system of scholarships they provideThere are many and varied recognizing our professional careerwhere we came fromour academic record,” he commented off camera indicating that this “especially helps students to come to study we moved from country, with what all this impliesto find a new home, workamong other things, ” she declared.   

From our foundation, at CMI Business School we promote the universality of knowledge, and with it the generation of equal opportunities for our students. That is why we work daily to support these scholarships and funding aids that facilitate access to these studies, without affecting the quality and excellence of our training programs. 

Toti Könöllä has a PhD in Technological Sciences and a Master in Environmental Economics from the Technological University of Helsinki, Finland and an international advisor to OECD countries as an expert in innovation, entrepreneurship, digitalization and sustainability. At CMI Business School he works as a professor and academic coordinator of the Master MBA Responsible, a training program of excellence.

“You have to look at all this of responsibility as a cross-sectional way of the entire organization,” says Könöllä in this video produced by the CMI communication team. And he adds: “Many times responsibility is treated in areas of marketing or environmental management and is, in that sense, as a domain of someone in the company (…) The responsibility belongs to everyone, not just a specific function in the company.”

We share here the video of the report to Rafael García by Nieves Ortiz in “Buenos Días Madrid”. The founder of CMI Business School analyzes the importance of including CSR in business practices, regardless of their size, in the context of the latest effects of climate change.

From CMI we are happy to inform our academic community that this new year we are welcoming to more companies that are committed to good practices in CSR.

The goal is to expand our networks and keep working with strong commitment on the development of responsible management of companies and organizations.

We strongly appreciate the trust and reliance that MAPFRE, Metro de Madrid, Mcdonalds España and Bizneo placed in us.

Executive managers, professors and students from Conscious Management Institute (CMI), took part in the twenty-fifth Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that took place last month at the IFEMA Feria de Madrid.

Among the teachers that participated, PhD Ana Rodríguez, main responsible of the subject “Environmental Management and Conservation”, shared her conclusions about the event: “These kind of events are important, but they can’t only be a simple statement of intentions (…) what we need to do is to take action, we don’t have time to keep doing research because we have certainty of what’s going on (…) we must acknowledge and define what we need to do”.

For his part, PhD Ramón Fisac, Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship at our business school, explained the importance of companies participating in these forums and discussing and including CSR in their practices.

“The private sector in general, is a very important actor when it comes to changing the way society works, so CSR actions are discussed in these spaces (…) where ideas are exported and imported, is the first step to establish sustainability within the company, ” said Fisac.

After the event, which took place from December 2nd to December 13th, 114 countries have pledged to present an improved climate action plan this year.