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Blog Posts in Trends and News

  • 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 »

  • The Great Untapped Hiring Source

    Net Impact member Sonja Skvarla runs A Social Ignition, assisting both nonprofit and for-profit clients who work to remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records. At a time when we're seeing a near record-setting ratio of job applicants to openings, companies are looking for the best fitting employees. They want the employee that will learn, grow with the business, and be invested in the outcome. Despite this quest, most companies automatically exclude 7% of working-age adults in their search. ...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 »

  • Why Are These Companies Supporting LGBT Rights?

    In more than half of the United States, it's still legal to fire someone for being gay. Yet, as participants learned in a recent Issues in Depth call, it was also in many ways a landmark year for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) equality - and perhaps most surprisingly, big business has been ahead of the curve. ...Read More »

  • A Shift Towards Conscious Business

    Championing the progressive shift in mainstream business culture, co-authors John Mackey and Raj Sisodia provide a framework for how business can rediscover its virtuous nature as the largest creator of wealth humanity has ever conceived in their new book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. The book is the most recent call-to-arms advocating for a shift in the way we do business. ...Read More »

  • Hope for Bangladesh: Fire Safety in the Garment Industry

    On the heels of the most recent Bangladeshi factory fire, former Net Impact board member Marcus Chung shares his thoughts on a recent trip to Bangladesh, where he toured several garment factories. As Marcus says, It's unconscionable that any person should lose his or her life in the name of garment manufacturing. Here, he describes why he is cautiously optimistic. ...Read More »

  • Who Said Facebook Was a Timewaster?

    It's always fun to celebrate milestones, but it's especially cool when that milestone includes one of our favorite hangouts: Facebook (yes, we admit it). Turns out our 10,000th Facebook fan just happens to be an undergrad Chapter Leader, who - totally not surprisingly - is using social media to stay connected to other Net Impact members. So everyone, meet Taylor Kilpatrick. Taylor majors in International Relations (and minors in Environmental Studies) at the University of San Diego. While she dreams of working for the UN, she's preparing by co-leading Net Impact USD Undergrad with two friends. ...Read More »

  • A New Kind of Worker for the Impact Economy

    Some call them competencies. MBAs call them skill sets. Fast Company named an entire generation after those who've reinvented them (Generation Flux). But it boils down to this: our economy is shifting dramatically, and the modern worker must adapt. ...Read More »

  • Measuring Shared Value: Not Your Father's CSR

    Greg Hills, Managing Director, FSG, offers his thoughts on the business side of social impact. Consider the following concepts: root cause analysis...lean six sigma...weekly, quarterly, and annual reviews. If you've ever been through an MBA program, you've heard these terms before. But do these concepts sound like core business practices or ways to achieve social impact? It's a trick question. ...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 »

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