#CrEo: for a better society

Creo is an idea that reflects in a single word the Círculo de Empresarios’ vocation as an institution: commitment and independence.

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We believe in values that are capable of creating a better society

The Círculo de Empresarios is driven by a group of independent people who, voluntarily dedicate some of their time, effort and knowledge to defend core values in which we firmly believe.

In Spanish, ‘Creo’ is the first-person singular of the verb ‘creer’ which means “to believe” and it is also the first-person singular of the verb ‘crear’ which means “to create”. Niftily versatile.

Therefore, Creo expresses the conviction of BELIEVE (creer) and the action of CREATE (crear).

The members of the Círculo de Empresarios profoundly believe in some values that—when put into practice through politics, the economy, business and ethics—are capable of creating more prosperity, well-being and opportunities in our society.

our story

The Círculo de Empresariosis a think tank that was founded in 1977 and prides itself on serving the Spanish society as a whole.

Its primary objectives are (i) the promotion of the free market and free enterprise, (ii) the recognition of the entrepreneur's social value as a creator of employment, wealth, and social well-being, and (iii) fostering the entrepreneurial spirit. It puts forward proposals through documents, position statements, and various other types of publications. It also develops programmes to co-operate with society in a myriad of areas.


The Círculo de Empresarios acts independently due it being wholly financed through membership fees. As of March 16, 2016, there were 218 members.

Revenues from membership fees during 2017 amounted to €1.81 million. Annual membership fees range from €2,000 to €15,730, commensurate with the number of employees in each member company.

An additional €36,300 was sponsored by DKV Seguros, Fujitsu, and Telefónica to publish the issue of Barometer of the Círculos in collaboration with the Círculo de Economía and the Círculo de Empresarios Vascos.

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