Blog Posts by Liz Maw

  • The 2013 Net Impact Conference: Change Starts Here

    Last weekend, 2,500 people traveled from as near as San Jose and as far as South Africa to join us at the 2013 Net Impact Conference. Driven by the belief that each of us has the capability to spark change - in ourselves, in the workplace, in the world - we came together for three inspired days of exploration, innovation, and experimentation. ...Read More »

  • 5 Key Lessons to Make Green Go Viral

    Two and a half years ago, Susan Carriegos heard about a solar installation going up on a new TD Bank store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was the talk of the local community. Intrigued, Susan decided to visit during construction, and learned about the project's aims to become a net zero energy store that produces as much energy as it consumes. Looking back, Susan says, that experience became the deciding factor in her decision to apply to the bank as a Store Manager. ...Read More »

  • CEO's Corner: Defining an Impact Job

    Preeti works at a microfinance organization in Ecuador, helping low income entrepreneurs start businesses. Clive works at an organic food company on new product development. Sara is a customer service rep at a major bank, and an active member of her branch's green team.Which of them have an impact job?A number of experts, including R. ...Read More »

  • Myth Busting: Corporate Jobs Are Evil

    You've heard these myths before: you've gotta go into the business world if you want real leadership skills. Corporate jobs, though, are totally evil. But nonprofit work doesn't pay anything. In her ongoing series, Net Impact CEO Liz Maw unpacks five myths that are holding back our society's ability to solve its most difficult problems. Because these myths aren't just misguided, they stand in the way of good people doing good work - work that could change the world.Back in 2011, Occupy Wall Street hit a nerve. People from all walks of life congregated in major cities from New York to Fairbanks to protest our financial system. ...Read More »

  • Myth-busting: For Leadership Skills, Only Business Experience Will Do

    You've heard these myths before: you've gotta go into the business world if you want real leadership skills. Corporate jobs, though, are totally evil. But nonprofit work doesn't pay anything. Over the coming weeks, Net Impact CEO Liz Maw unpacks five myths that are holding back our society's ability to solve its most difficult problems. Because these myths aren't just misguided, they stand in the way of good people doing good work - work that could change the world. A few weeks ago, I was talking with a student about his job search and he said something that stopped me in my tracks. ...Read More »

  • Recapping the 2012 Net Impact Conference

    Last weekend, I stood facing nearly 2,700 like-minded and passionate people at our 2012 Net Impact Conference and posed a challenge: do you have the courage to lead us - rapidly - into a new world of responsible and sustainable solutions? ...Read More »

  • Advocating for Impact: What Workers Want

    Net Impact's new Talent Report: What Workers Want in 2012, our nationwide U.S. study conducted with Rutgers University, lets the cat out of the bag. We Net Impacters are already in on the big secret, but now we've got the research to back it up: employees who have the opportunity to make an impact on social or environmental issues on the job are more satisfied than their colleagues who don't, by almost a 2:1 ratio. ...Read More »

  • Reflections on Davos

    Davos. The word immediately conjures up the world's most exclusive and important meeting of powerful leaders from every sector. I'd heard stories of running into Michael Dell in the hall, the Finance Minister of France by the coffee, and Bill Gates in the elevator. But is there more to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting than fancy parties with the rich and powerful? Thankfully, yes - and mostly it's good news, with occasional room for improvement. ...Read More »

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