Chapters of the Year Competition 2015-2016

Chapter of the Year finalists exemplify dedication to Net Impact’s mission through dynamic events, programming, and partnerships. Remember: it’s not about the numbers, but about creativity in events and programs, meaningful collaborations, innovative leadership and engagement, and impact.

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2016 Finalists:


Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business

Net Impact is a national network of chapters focused on the intersection of business with sustainability and social responsibility. We strongly believe in connecting to the Penn State University Strategic Plan’s core elements and the Smeal College of Business’s Strategic Plan. Smeal’s plan includes a focus on service (social impact), sustainability, diversity and integrity. The operational way we look at implementing our mission is through the three lenses of “Learn, Live and Lead."

University of Minnesota

We strive to educate and engage students around the theme of sustainability and enable them to make a positive impact.


Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

We foster a spirit of entrepreneurship by allowing members to pursue projects they want to be involved in and supporting them in other projects that come through leadership.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management

The MIT Sloan Net Impact Chapter aims to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a socially and environmentally sustainable world. We strive to create an environment and community that ensures that all Sloan students graduate thinking about their social impact.

Northwestern University - Kellogg Graduate School of Management

The Kellogg Net Impact Club inspires and equips emerging leaders to use the power of business and management to drive social impact.



Net Impact Chicago empowers professionals to leverage business as a force for good. We bring together people of diverse backgrounds to create a cleaner, healthier, and more just world. Our programs focus on making an impact through knowledge exchange, networking, and community building.

Los Angeles

We inspire and empower rising leaders to find their passion for making the world a better place.

New York City

Net Impact New York City (NINYC) activates a network of professionals to leverage the marketplace for sustainable social & environmental change.


IIT Kharagpur

We inspire and empower individuals to make personal and professional advancements, and to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Porto Alegre

Educate, inspire and connect people to construct a sustainable society.

University of Alberta School of Business

Net Impact empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change throughout their careers. Our volunteer-led chapter drives change by creating a like-minded community and providing events and programs that support members who aim to use business as a force for environmental & social impact.


Net Impact chapters inspire their local community of students and professionals to make a positive difference in the world through their careers. Within this worldwide network is a special group of chapters that exceed expectations, and we take this chance to celebrate and recognize them through our Chapters of the Year competition.

Each year, Net Impact selects finalists from a pool of our undergraduate, graduate, professional, and international chapters that achieved Gold status. Finalists in each segment are tasked with presenting why they should be Chapter of the Year through a short online presentation or video.

Voting rules

  • Voting opens 9 a.m. PST on June 14, 2016 and closes 5 p.m. PST on June 24, 2016
  • Please note that there can be one vote per IP address every 24 hours


Judging will be based on a 4-point system in which a finalist chapter can gain 1 point by winning the popular vote online. The other 3 points will come from the votes of three judges from the Net Impact Central team.


  • 2 Platinum Passes to the 2016 Net Impact Conference in Philadelphia, PA, November 3-5
  • Chapter of the Year certificate signed by CEO Liz Maw and handed to chapter leaders on stage at our conference
  • Chapter of the Year 2016 logo for use on social media
  • Recognition on our blog
  • Net Impact swag