Blog Posts by Net Impact staff

  • 3 Questions With: Lucas Turner-Owens, Fund Manager @ The Boston Ujima Project

    Ujima Project Voting

    "3 Questions With" is a blog series that was launched in October 2019 by Net Impact, as a way to inspire our network of social impact leaders by interviewing influential members in the sustainability and social impact space. The series asks friends of Net Impact to explore three key areas: "the path to here", "today's impact", and "looking ahead." We hope you are inspired by those featured in this new series. If you are interested in being interviewed for the series or to nominate someone you are inspired by, please send an email to, with Three Questions in the subject line.    ...Read More »

  • Duke Graduate Student Wins Sustainable Fashion Challenge

      In April 24th, 2018, the world commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, an incident that awakened consumers to the perils and injustices of an industry they regularly participate in - the apparel industry. After oil, apparel is the world's second more polluting industry, responsible for over 12 million tons of clothing ending up in landfills every year.  ...Read More »

  • And the winner of the 2018 Food Solutions Challenge is...

    In this year’s Food Solutions Challenge, teams from around the world were asked to address a topic that has a major impact on the food supply and on climate: food loss. Food loss, meaning food wasted before it reaches a consumer, accounts for 64% of all edible food that is lost. When food is wasted at the farm, in harvesting, in production, and in transportation, we lose both edible food and also the climate-changing environmental resources that went into producing it. ...Read More »

  • Five keys to launching a social venture we learned at the 2018 Accelerator

      The Drawdown INNOVATE program was Net Impact’s innovation approach to climate change. A total of 29 Chapters participated from 9 different countries, reaching more than 450 people with solutions to reverse global warming. Finalist ideas included a food leftover sharing service, a food waste app, an e-waste directory, and a regenerative agriculture carbon trading platform. ...Read More »

  • Net Impact’s Chapters Bring an Authentic Voice to Sustainable Wine Marketing

    Finalist at Kendall-Jackson

    How can a major wine company talk about sustainability while remaining authentic and relatable to U.S. consumers?  In our recently completed program, The Best Grapes are Green: A Sustainability Case Competition from Kendall-Jackson, participants took on this real-world business challenge and made recommendations on what Kendall-Jackson can do to connect their sustainability commitment to consumers in the store. ...Read More »

  • Meet Asha Lannin, 2017 Net Impact Pitch Competition Winner

    Bridget, 2017 Net Impact Pitch Competition Winner

    In this blog post, we interviewed the 2017 Net Impact Conference Pitch Competition winner, Asha Lannin, MBA Candidate, USC Marshall School of Business. For more information about the Net Impact Pitch Competition, visit    Can you tell us more about your winning idea? Girls are outpacing boys in educational attainment across every socioeconomic level, but women only make up 34% of senior roles in corporate America.   ...Read More »

  • Drawdown SHARE: Solutions to reverse global warming

    With more than 23,000 people reached and counting the Arizona State University undergraduate Net Impact Chapter has spread the word about climate change through the Drawdown SHARE Challenge.  ...Read More »

  • Meet Linh Le, the NI17 Pitch Competition Audience Choice Award Winner

    In this blog post, we interviewed the 2017 Net Impact Conference Pitch Competition Audience Choice Award winner, Linh Le, MBA Candidate, Babson College. For more information about the Net Impact Pitch Competition, visit  Can you tell us more about your winning idea? I want to build Seed Planter - the first entrepreneurship school in Vietnam for people who want to build high-impact startups. 

    Seed Planter provides aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs with 4-month intensive training, mentorship, and a network. We also provide early-stage funding so that they can scale their impact and will help them along the way.  ...Read More »

  • Join the movement to help reverse global warming with the Net Impact Drawdown INNOVATE Program

    What do solar farms, tree intercropping, educating women and girls, and high-speed rail all have in common? They are some of the 100 most substantive solutions for reversing global warming as outlined in Dr. Paul Hawken’s NYT Best Seller, Project Drawdown. Drawdown is referred to as the point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere starts to decline on a year-to-year basis. While climate change seems like a harrowing challenge, it is solvable! As Dr. Hawken said in his keynote speech on stage at the 2017 Net Impact Conference, "we know the problem; let's focus on the solutions." ...Read More »

  • Chapters of the Year Interview Series: New York Professional

    In this special blog series, we are interviewing our Net Impact Chapter of the Year winners to learn more about their chapters, plans for next year, and advice to others looking to make an impact. Leading impact in the big apple; our New York Professional Net Impact Chapter is our 2017 Chapter of the Year Award winner. We interviewed Kelsey Overby on her Chapter's amazing year and her advice for emerging change agents:   ...Read More »


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