Net Impact Blog

  • How Big is the Nutrition Problem in America?

    Did you know in 2010, diet surpassed smoking as the number one risk factor for disease and death in the United States? By 2018, obesity will cost the U.S. 21% of our total healthcare costs - $344 billion.  (Source: President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, fitness.gov).  ...Read More »

  • Finding a New Career Path

    So you chose the wrong major, or took the first job offered to you. Maybe you’re bored or too stressed or maybe you joined a Net Impact chapter during your final semester of business school and you realized you want a job with a positive environmental or social impact.  There are a lot reasons you might want to change your career path.  If you’ve been thinking that it is time for a change but don’t know how we’re here to help.  We present 5 steps to successfully finding a new career path. ...Read More »

  • 4 Tips for Effective Corporate/NGO Partnerships

    Photo courtesy of General Mills

    The Nature Conservancy and General Mills have worked together to protect land and water for over 40 years - so they know a thing or two about NGO/Corporate collaborations.  Read on for their top 4 tips to effective partnerships. ...Read More »

  • Net Impact Updates for January 2016

    Join us this November in Philadelphia for #NI16

    A note from our CEO, Liz Maw: 2016 has been anything but boring here at Net Impact. We’re committed to doing more for our members and chapters than ever before, whether that’s bringing our annual conference on the road through our NIx initiative, bringing new people into the mix with our Impact Design expansion, and redoing our website. ...Read More »

  • Change for Good in 2016

    It’s that time of year.  New Year’s Resolutions are everywhere: in your inbox, on your favorite website, in texts from your friends. You may have even made one yourself.  Here at Net Impact we know you can do well and do good. We say forget about your New Year’s Resolution and try a New Year’s Revolution! Read on to learn more! ...Read More »

  • Collaborating to Nourish 9 Billion

    Students and industry discuss the future of STEM and Food at NI15

    At Net Impact's 2015 Conference, students and industry came together to discuss the future of food.  Thought leaders at Google, Starbucks and Monsanto directly engaged with students from across the world during the Nourishing 9 Billion Challenge session.  Read on to see what Monsanto Economist, Mac Marshall thought of the event. ...Read More »

  • Net Impact & Toyota's Next Generation Mobility Challenge

    One month into the Foster MBA program I found myself at the Toyota and Net Impact Next Generation Mobility Challenge. On my team there was a transportation engineer, industrial engineer, human centered design engineer, a construction manager and me, the MBA. I signed up for the event because it reminded me of the engineering challenges I did as an undergraduate in mechanical engineering. I jumped at the opportunity to work with engineers again, perhaps subconsciously seeking the comfort of the familiar in this whirlwind of an adventure that has been my first month as an MBA student. ...Read More »

  • You can Make an Impact in Any Role Within a Company

    Have you wondered how you can influence your environmental impact? In November, more than 2,500 attendees joined a conference in Seattle to discuss just that. Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. ...Read More »

  • 3 Ways You Can Make Your Commute Eco-Friendly in 2016

    It’s no surprise that the way we choose to travel can have an effect on the health of our environment. We know that transportation has an immense carbon footprint, impacting climate as well as air, water, and soil quality. ...Read More »

  • 5 Tips to Sustainability Success

    The beef community’s attitude toward sustainability is that it’s a journey – not a destination. We must continually improve. We have over the past decades and we strive to for decades to come. The life cycle assessment (LCA) set us on a direct path to ensure we continue to do so. ...Read More »

  • Net Impact SolutionLab: 3 Solutions in Food and Sustainability

    These students are coming up with innovative ideas to address the world's toughest problems. ...Read More »

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