Ignasi Carreras Fisas
Lecturer, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE
URL Lecturer

Director, Institute for Social Innovation, SII - Social Innovation Institut

Education

  • Licenciado en Ingeniería Industrial. Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona

Areas of interest

  • Change Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Management in NGOs and other not-for-profit organizations
  • Interaction and co-operation between companies and NGOs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Institutional Philanthropy
  • Globalization and Poverty Eradication

Biography

Ignasi Carreras Fisas is an Industrial Engineer (UPC) and a graduate in Business Management and Organization (EAE). He has taken postgraduate courses in executive development at ESADE (Senior Executive Programme) and at Babson Business School, and in leadership and management of not-for-profit organizations at Stanford and Harvard Universities.

He is the Director of ESADE's Institute for Social Innovation. The Institute is devoted to generating and circulating knowledge and to providing training in the spheres of corporate social responsibility, leadership and management of NGOs, other kind of not-for-profit organizations and social companies, and models
for social innovation.

He is also a lecturer in ESADE's Department of Strategy and General Management, where he specializes in strategy, leadership and management of change in organizations, and Director of ESADE's Executive Education programes: Direction and Management of NGOs and Leadership and Innovation in Civil Society Organizations.

He also does voluntary work for various international organizations, NGOs and foundations. He is member of the International Board of Oxfam, Deputy Chair of Oxfam Intermón, Deputy Chair of Jaume Bofill Foundation and member of the board of Hazlo Posible Foundation. He also takes part in the advisory council of other civil society organizations. He has been member of the board of directors of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and has been also member of the board of trustees of Lealtad Foundation, Cristianisme i Justícia and Casal dels Infants.

He was Director General of Oxfam Intermón, one of the main international NGOs dedicated to co-operation and development (where he worked the period 1988-2005), and a member of the Management Committee of Oxfam International. Previously (1981-1988), he worked for the Generalitat (Autonomous Government) of Catalonia and for the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in charge of the various programes related to energy saving. He has also worked as a consultant on this subject for several companies.

He has a long history of voluntary work for various NGOs in different spheres of activity (children, the elderly, underprivileged groups, the handicapped, immigration, international co-operation, etc. He was a founder of the Casal dels Infants del Raval and of the organization Recollim (linked to Cáritas).

He has authored or coauthored several books: Vivir solidariamente (2002);Lideres para el cambio social (2009); Transformar con éxito las ONG (2010);Liderazgo orientado a resultados en las ONG (2011); Innovar para le cambio social (2012); Colaboraciones efectivas en las ONG (2013); Eficiencia para el impacto social (2014); Colaboraciones ONG y empresa que transforman la sociedad (2015); Transformación digital en el tercer sector (2017), several book chapters ('Los nuevos retos de la lucha contra la pobreza', 'El compromiso con los otros', 'Vidas en claves solidarias', 'Comercio justo, consumo responsable') and articles for the media and other publications.

He was born in Barcelona in 1957, is married to Marita Osés and has two children: Tom and Román.


Selected publications

Carreras Fisas, I. (2017, May). Casal dels Infants. La evolución de la extensión territorial. Liderazgo del cambio [Case study]. [s.n.].

Carreras Fisas, I. (2016, October). Misión y estrategia en la Fundación Migrastudium [Case study]. [s.n.].

Abenoza González, S., Carreras Fisas, I. & Sureda Varela, M. (2015). Colaboraciones ONG y empresa que transforman la sociedad. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social.

Buckland, H., Carreras Fisas, I. & Murillo, D. (2015). La innovación social en América Latina: Compartamos con Colombia. Un bróker de la innovación social. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social, Washington: Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN).

Iglesias Pie, M., Carreras Fisas, I. & Sureda Varela, M. (2014). Eficiencia para el impacto social. ONG que mejoran su rendimiento. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social. DOI: B 20901-2014.

Carreras Fisas, I. (2014). La reacción del Tercer Sector Social al entorno de crisis. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social; Obra Social "la Caixa", Madrid: Fundación PwC.

Iglesias, M. & Carreras Fisas, I. (2013). La colaboración efectiva en las ONG. Alianzas estratégicas y redes. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social, Madrid: Fundación PwC.

Carreras Fisas, I. (2013). Estudio sobre el presente y futuro del Tercer Sector social en un entorno de crisis. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social, Madrid: Fundación PwC.

Rodriguez Blanco, E., Carreras Fisas, I. & Sureda Varela, M. (2012). Innovar para el cambio social. De la idea a la acción. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social, Madrid: Fundación PwC.

Carreras Fisas, I. & Santomá Juncadella , J. (2011). Los intangibles y su valor de mercado. Harvard Deusto Business Review, (204), pp. 58-71.

Carreras Fisas, I., Iglesias Pie, M. & Sureda Varela, M. (2011). Liderazgo orientado a resultados en las ONG: estrategia, sistemas de medición y cuadros de mando. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social, Madrid: Fundación PwC. DOI: B-25488-2011.

Carreras Fisas, I., Iglesias Pie, M. & Sureda Varela, M. (2010). Successfully transforming NGOs: Leading change. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social.

Carreras Fisas, I., Iglesias Pie, M. & Sureda Varela, M. (2010). Transformar con éxito las ONG: el liderazgo del cambio. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social.

Carreras Fisas, I., Leaverton, A. & Sureda Varela, M. (2009). Líderes para el cambio social: características y competencias del liderazgo en las ONG. Barcelona: ESADE - Instituto de Innovación Social.

Carreras Fisas, I. (2009). El rol i la credibilitat de les ONG. Ponencies del curs 2007-2008 del Grup Català del capítol espanyol del Club de Roma (pp. 33-52). Madrid: Capítulo Español del Club de Roma.

Carreras Fisas, I. (2008). Las ONG y la lucha contra la pobreza: desafíos y retos. In Conill Sancho, J. (Dir.), La ética en las estrategias empresariales del siglo XXI (pp. 115-135). Valencia: Fundación ÉTNOR.

Carreras Fisas, I. & Farré Cuberes , A. (2006). Los nuevos retos de la lucha contra la pobreza. In Nogué, J. (Ed.),Romero , J. (Coord.), Las otras geografías (pp. 53-80). Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch.