As the first financial services subscriber in Spain Caixabank presented a variety of challenges surrounding their recent launch of the ImaginCafé, a place, where technology, creativity and millenails get together. Not only designed for ImaginBank customers it is an open space for anybody to use and spend time for leisure or professional activitiy.
Teams from various universities, amongst other also renowned Barcelona-based Business School IESE was part of tackling a challenge regarding the future development of the ImaginCafe concept. Whilst the specifics of the challenge must not be disclosed, the variety of ideas and concepts within the solution proposals surprised and surpassed the expectations of the challenge sponsors and gave way for new approaches and developments
The Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, “la Caixa”, is the result of the transformation of Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, “la Caixa” into “la Caixa” Banking Foundation, in compliance with the Savings Banks and Banking Foundations Law, of 27 December 2013. “la Caixa” was created in 1990 from the merger between Caja de Pensiones para la Vejez y de Ahorros de Cataluña y Baleares, founded in 1904, and Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Barcelona, founded in 1844. From the start, the main activity of “la Caixa” was its dedication to family savings, and offering all its clients a pension insurance when this kind of benefit was not yet available in Spain.The ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation will directly manage Obra Social, which has always defined ”la Caixa”, and will also group all the shareholding from ”la Caixa” in Criteria CaixaHolding: the main participation in CaixaBank and also participations in other financial, industrial and service companies. For the 7th year in a row, the ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation is setting the Obra Social funds at €500M in 2014, which makes it the first private foundation in Spain and one of the most important in the world.