Blog Posts by Peter Lupoff

  • What Does It Mean to Reimagine Capitalism?

    The world faces persistent challenges, problems of which few feel directly accountable, yet are roadblocks to a just and sustainable world. ...Read More »

  • When We Activate Engagement, We Build the Whole Person

    This piece is part of a periodical series where Net Impact CEO Peter Lupoff shares his insights on upcoming strategies and reflections of the organization’s work, with both our internal staff as well as our larger network. This is the first in the series, from our January 2020 team meeting.    ...Read More »

  • If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?

    I am a believer in the original tenets of Net Impact: that business can be a force for good and that people entering the workforce shouldn’t have to sacrifice principals or purpose for a paycheck. Fresh back from our annual Net Impact Conference: NI19 – Widening the Lens, I am lifted by our communities’ depth, breadth, and passion. 1500+ strong, our attendees are collectively on the front half of the curve and I was excited to see our corporate-partners’ advocacy of sustainable practices and encouragement to our largely NexGen network. But, how do we take the vibrancy of a three-day conference and spread it throughout the year? How do we encourage more corporate advocates to join our work? ...Read More »

  • Net Impact Supports the Climate Strike Movement

    Net Impact is not a political organization, nor do we believe that climate change is political but rather supported science. The climate strike movement, inspired by Greta Thunberg, has spread rapidly across the world in the last 12 months, and rightfully so. Strikers are demanding that governments step up to take urgent action to prevent catastrophic climate breakdown by phasing out fossil fuels, accelerating the urgent transition to a 100% renewable energy powered world with climate justice and equity at its core. ...Read More »

  • The Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation Widening the Lens, a New Social Contract

    On August 19th, Business Roundtable, an association of Chief Executive Officers of America’s leading companies, released its latest Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation. The Statement was signed by 181 CEO’s and is transformational. ...Read More »

  • Nothing About Us Without Us

    Here at Net Impact, as we look to engage the next generation around social and environmental sustainability, we continue to challenge our network, ourselves, and our initiatives to be more inclusive and more empathic to the changing world around us.   ...Read More »

  • The Most Important Work I Will Ever Do: A Personal Journey to Purpose

    Peter Lupoff, Net Impact CEO

    I am an older white man and an ex-Wall Street asset manager. That’s surely the simple telling of my tale. How much easier to tell the “why me” story if the ‘optics’ were better? They aren’t, but there is so much more to my story than just the optics.  This is my personal journey to purpose. I’ve done many things in life. Painted houses, washed pots and pans, waited tables. I’ve done factory work and I’ve done office work. I’ve played in bands and have been a camp counselor. I’ve worked on Wall Street, started an underground hip-hop label in the late ’90s and my own investment firm in 2009. Most recently, I’ve been teaching Impact Investing at Fordham University and running a 100% Impact Investment portfolio for our family office. ...Read More »

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