• LIBERTY FORUM

    THE LARGEST EVENT OF DISCUSSION OF IDEAS IN LATIN AMERICA

  • SINCE 1984

    INCENTIVATING AND PREPARING LEADERSHIPS

  • FOR 32 YEARS

    PROMOTING THE CULTURE OF FREEDOM

Who We Are

The Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies (IEE, in Portuguese) is a non-profit civil association or party-political commitments, founded in Porto Alegre, in 1984, by 20 members. The Institute aims to encourage and prepare new leaderships, based on the concepts of market economy and free initiative. One of the main attributions of IEE is the formation of leaders with entrepreneurial capacity. In this sense, it stimulates debate and the exchange of experiences among its members, so that they perform their functions in society in an ethical and planned manner, with persistence and motivation to achieve success in their areas of activity.

With 30 years of existence, IEE was recognized for its work in training business leaders and in promoting the culture of freedom. In 2007 the Institute received the Templeton Freedom Award Grant as one of the most promising global institutions for the defense of freedom. In 2013, it was recognized by Forbes magazine as the Think Tank that holds the largest event of discussion of ideas in Latin America, the Fórum da Liberdade. It has also been ranked as one of the 150 organizations that most influences the political, social and economic transformations of the world in the 2013 ranking of Global Go to Think Tanks, organized by the University of Pennsylvania.

In December of 2014, commemorating the three decades of foundation, the IEE released a book telling a little of its history. The book “IEE 30 years forming leaders” gathered articles written by all the former presidents of the Institute.

The book can be downloaded by clicking here.

In order to join the IEE it is necessary to have an Associate’s indication, must be between 20 and 32 years old and be involved with the risk inherent to the capital, that is, to be ahead or in the line of succession of a company of any branch of activity.

Recognition

In 2017 the IEE was recognized with the Juan Carlos Cachanosky Award for Dissemination of Free Society Principles. The award, conferred by the Atlas Network, legitimized Fórum da Liberdade for its widespread dissemination of the principles of free society. In the same year, the IEE was also a finalist for the Templeton Freedom Award for the FL project.

In 2013, it was nominated by Forbes Magazine as the think tank that holds the largest event to discuss ideas in Latin America: the Fórum da Liberdade (Liberty Forum).

It was also ranked as one of the 150 organizations that most influence the world’s political, social and economic transformations in the 2013 ranking of Global Go to Think Tanks, organized by the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2007, the Atlas Network, an entity that seeks to strengthen and invest in the worldwide freedom movement, awarded IEE with the Templeton Freedom Award Grant, recognizing the Institute as one of the most promising global institutions for defense of freedom.

MISSION

To develop business leaders committed to a model of social and political organization for Brazil based on the democratic ideal of individual liberties that are subject to the rule of law.

VISION

To be the best Center for Business Leadership Development in Brazil.

VALUES

Freedom

Individual Responsibility

Rule of Law

Private Property

PRINCIPLES

Coherence and Conviction

Independence

Cohesion and Individual Respect

Commitment to the Future

IEE 30 YEARS OF HISTORY

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