Ibero University Puebla
The Jesuit University of Ibero in Puebla, Mexico is an example of academia put directly to use for the good of the community. It is a Mexican private institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus. All of Ibero's research is tailored to improving the socio-economic and environmental well-being of Mexican population. They are part of a vast-network of university hubs that similarly engage with society all around the world.
Ibero is currently supporting us in developing an "social economic" model that integrates producers along the supply chain, reinvesting profits into purchasing equipment for producers, and going far far far beyond the Fairtrade model.
Juan Manuel Martínez Louvier, Coordinator of the Economic and Social Lab, speaks about his role at the university, his collaboration with Azure, and how a new economic model can benefit humanity.