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Social Impact Actions, 2018-2019 Report

Aware of our joint responsibility to generate a positive impact on our society, at Tecnológico de Monterrey we are carrying out numerous actions focused on the common good throughout Mexico. The objective of these projects, activities or programs is to produce social transformation, or the sustainable development of people and their communities, the environment, and of the agents of change themselves.

This report presents our baseline: the results obtained from an institution-wide mapping of the nearly 800 actions implemented by our community, and in which we experience on a daily basis our characteristic closeness and vast humanistic outlook.

These social contributions involve different actors from the Tec community who place their capacities at the service of society. Our lines of actions are made up of diverse branches, through which the institution intervenes positively both inside and outside the classrooms.

Each initiative is classified according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which represent a reference framework for our participation in a global agenda of transformation, communicating the way our institution and community contribute to the eradication of the main global issues.

We would like to invite you to download the digital version of this report to learn in greater detail about the aforementioned social initiatives, as well as their individual benefits and impact.

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Initiatives

1. No poverty

We mapped 41 initiatives that address this SDG, implemented through academic activities for ethics and citizenship education, and student and social service projects, principally in Nuevo León, Chiapas, and Querétaro.

2. Zero hunger

We detected 24 initiatives that address this SDG, led mainly by Tec High School and Universidad Tecmilenio students, through social service and social entrepreneurships, among others.

Social Impact Report

Almost 800 social transformation innovations making an impact on 17 United Nations´ sustainable development goals.

5. Gender equality

In this SDG, we mapped 33 initiatives led principally by the Center for the Recognition of Human Dignity, in particular HeForShe, Reto 4Mil and Patrones Hermosos.

3. Good health and well-being

Thanks to the School of Medicine, TecSalud (Tec Health) and Universidad Tecmilenio, we were able to map 144 initiatives that address this SDG, benefiting mostly children and teenagers, people with disabilities, and people with chronic or terminal diseases.

4. Quality education

A total of 189 initiatives had a positive impact on education. A clear example is PrepaNet (Online High School) or “Leaders of Tomorrow”, the social transformation program that offers 100% scholarships to talented young people who do not have the financial resources to study at Tec de Monterrey.

6. Clean water and sanitation

We mapped 15 initiatives that address the sixth SDG, mainly in Nuevo León and Mexico City, and carried out primarily by the School of Engineering and Science and Universidad Tecmilenio.

8. Decent work and economic growth

The School of Business led the majority of the 31 initiatives found in this SDG, seeking to support microenterprises and start-ups, and foster workplace inclusion for people with disabilities.

7. Affordable and clean energy

Eight activities were mapped in this SDG, including: Clean energy generation of Tec de Monterrey, Sustaingineering, and Green finance and energy.

11. Sustainable cities and communities

The School of Architecture, Art and Design led 28% of the initiatives that impact this goal, which mostly consisted of academic activities with social value, including the construction of decent housing and other social transformation projects.

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

For this SDG, there are 11 social activities, implemented by the School of Engineering and Science, NIC, and Universidad Tecmilenio. They range from the development of rehabilitation devices to social robotics and recycling machines.

10. Reduction of inequalities

We detected 96 initiatives related to this SDG, the majority of which are led by the undergraduate and high school student community. The populations that benefit the most include people with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and migrants.

12. Responsible consumption and production

We mapped 10 initiatives within this SDG, among courses with a sustainable purpose and academic projects in which students propose technological solutions and social entrepreneurship business models for manufacturers and assembly plants from different industries.

13. Climate action

These 21 initiatives comprise reforestation and the protection of our country’s natural resources, air quality control projects, and the formation of alliances for climate change with strategic partners.

14. Life below water

Universidad Tecmilenio, through student volunteers, leads three of the six activities that address this goal, principally in Veracruz.

17. Partnerships for the goals
There are 37 initiatives with this goal, most notably the Tec de Monterrey Volunteering program, Tec de Monterrey SDG Initiative, and the Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Hub.
15. Life on land

We found 10 initiatives in this SDG, mostly in Estado de México, Veracruz, Yucatán, and Nuevo León.

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

The School of Social Sciences and Government leads the majority of the 38 initiatives that address this SDG, through academic preparation and social service activities, as is the case of BUFETEC, where Law and Political Science students offer their services free of charge.