Blog Posts in Social Entrepreneurship

  • 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 »

  • Creating a New Standard for Doing Well While Doing Good

    "How do I find a job in sustainability?” 

    That’s the #1 question I get asked when teaching or coaching emerging leaders and young professionals. It’s the wrong question. The right question is, “How do I make my job about sustainability?”  I often see professionals struggling with this dilemma: smart, well-intentioned people who want to be successful, make a decent living, and feel valued, but also have a disquieting feeling that the work they do does not address the most important problems in the world. In fact, it may actually, if unwittingly, contribute to them. Is it possible to do well and do good in your day job? The answer is “Yes!” but not with “Business-As-Usual.”    ...Read More »

  • Kresge Foundation supports Impact Investing and Diversity Fellowship program

    This blog post was originally posted on March 14, 2019.  Kresge’s Social Investment Practice typically makes multi-million-dollar investments that both further our goals to expand opportunity for low-income people in America’s cities and return capital to the foundation to be recycled for another social purpose. But our team also makes grants, and in 2018, we granted money to Net Impact to support its inaugural Impact Investing and Diversity Fellowship program. We funded this program because Kresge has a commitment to racial equity, and we see that the world of impact investing professionals is not as reflective of the communities we’re trying to serve as we’d like it to be. ...Read More »

  • Wear it Wise Sends Student to 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit

    "When consumers purchase a product, sustainability should come as a requirement, not as a rare bonus."     This spring, I had the opportunity to participate in Net Impact’s 2019 Wear It Wise Campaign for sustainable fashion and was honored to represent Net Impact and the program at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in Denmark. The Summit brought more than 75 speakers and attendees representing more than 48 countries, an audience including some of the most insightful top management leaders who are actively making a change in the world. This event was a great learning experience because everyone there was not simply focused on fashion, but also on the impact it has on the earth. ...Read More »

  • Savannah College of Art and Design wins the 2019 Wear it Wise Sustainable Fashion Challenge

    In partnership with the Levi Strauss Foundation, Eileen Fisher, Columbia Sportswear and Remake, Net Impact is excited to announce another successful year of Wear it Wise, the organization’s first program dedicated to addressing the impacts of the global fashion industry. Selected Wear it Wise leaders were tasked with designing and executing a public awareness campaign with the goal of educating communities about the social and environmental impacts of the global fashion industry. ...Read More »

  • Do Something for a Good Cause

    Owerri chapter event

    The Net Impact Owerri Chapter exemplifies the belief in the power of networks and connecting individuals to create positive change. Its affiliated nonprofit, Eternal Hope Global Foundation (EHGF), is dedicated to “protecting, educating and empowering vulnerable people, in order to encourage and maintain well-being and economic growth, advanced health researches/innovation and sustainable development,” according to Chapter President and founder Chinadindu Godwin. ...Read More »

  • University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Named International Student Chapter of the Year

    University of Toronto Rotman School of Management is a leading Canadian business school with a strong international flair. Early-career business professionals from around the world flock to Rotman to study business, management, finance, and analytics. Increasingly, they’re focused on learning how to build sustainable businesses that create positive social impacts. It’s no surprise, then, that Rotman features a thriving Net Impact chapter with more than 100 active members and a leadership team that hails from six countries. Rotman was named International Student Net Impact Chapter of the Year for 2018. ...Read More »

  • Kellogg School of Management Named Graduate School Chapter of the Year

    Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a hub of social impact activity. The business school’s Net Impact Chapter is the center of that hub and our 2018 Chapter of the Year for U.S.-based graduate schools. ...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 »

Pages

Join Now

Subscribe to the blog

By email

By RSS