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Monday, September 15th to Friday, October 3rd, 2008 - Net Impact Challenge

Net Impact is teaming up with Rubicon National Social Innovations and their strategic partner DC Central Kitchen to fight poverty, combat hunger, and create opportunities — starting in your home town of Washington, DC.  Put your business skills to use in your local community by helping us develop new ideas for nationally-scalable social ventures that will help to create positive social change throughout the United States.
Click here for more details.

Friday, October 10th - It's Just Lunch
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Duques 552

Join us for one of our most popular annual events!  Have lunch with
company representatives from Calvert, GSA Green Buildings, USAID,
SENTECH, Choice CSR and more.  It is a great opportunity to speak with
company reps in a relaxed environment and to hear more about their
industry and company.

This event is limited to 30 students.  To register for this event,
please email Allie Kolar at akolar@gwmail.gwu.edu by Tuesday, October

Lunch will be provided.  Free for members of Net Impact, $5 for
non-members.  For non-members, you may pay your annual dues at the
event if you would like to sign up to be a member!

Business casual attire requested.

Friday, October 10th - Happy Hour with MBA, MPA, MPP, and MTA programs
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Local 16 (on the corner of U St. and New Hampshire Ave.)

Come join us in cross-program camaraderie as we gather together four of GW's best graduate programs under one roof.

Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th - The Green Roof of the Elliot School

This is the scheduled weekend for the completion of the Green Roof on top of the Elliot School. All volunteer slots are currently taken.

Monday, September 29th 2008 - Corporate Responsibility in a Global Economy
6:15 to 8:30 p.m. - Duques 651

David Logan, co-founder of The Corporate Citizenship Company (UK) and one of the top 100 Leaders in Business Ethics (Ethicsphere) will be joining Lynn Marmer, Group Vice President Corporate Affairs of Kroger on a panel discussion of the nuances of modern day 'Corporate Responsibility in a Global Economy'.  With global supply chains, universal demands for treating all employees with dignity while managing a firm's worldwide carbon/water/energy footprint coupled with local demands for community investment, partnering, and poverty alleviation--modern managers face many challenges.  Two experts, Lynn Marmer and David Logan, will be sharing their hard-won insights into how to compete globally while managing with integrity by improving corporate management systems.

Wednesday, September 10th 2008 - GW Net Impact Kickoff Event
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Duques 552

We will start with the keynote speaker Seth Goldman, Co founder, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea (click here for bio). Honest Tea is the nation's top-selling organic bottled tea company with a mission to make great-tasting, truly healthy organic beverages sweetened with less sugar and fewer calories than most bottled drinks. Be ready for some tea tasting!

Following the speaker, GW Net Impact representatives will briefly present NI initiatives and tell you how to participate and get involved in leadership positions. At the end we will have a reception and sign in tables. Please, RSVP to impact@gwu.edu.

, September 12th 2008 - Net Impact Coffee Break and Internship Panel
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Location TBD

Join us this Friday for an informal presentation and discussion with Net Impact board members about their summer internship experiences. Participants include:
Jordan DiPietro, Intern, Structured Finance, The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC);
Dave Kocher, Consultant, Civic Global Practice, Booz Allen Hamilton;
Haviland Rummel, Business in Society Fellow, The Hitachi Foundation;
Amy Morris, Student Intern, Economic and Political Affairs Office, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Fiji; and
Ryan Cheney, Summer Associate, Renewable Energy Leadership Program, General Electric.

Get tips and insights about the application process, interview techniques, and work experience in Net Impact-related fields. Dress is casual. Please rsvp to Haviland Rummel at hrummel@gmail.com.

Monday, September 15th 2008 or Tuesday, September 16th 2008 - Info Sessions for S09 Summer Study Abroad class on Corporate Social Impact

For those interested in the S09 Summer Study Abroad class, 'Corporate Social Impact:  Comparing US and UK Practices and Policies', here's details on two upcoming information sessions.  If you know of others that might be interested in taking the course, please pass the word.

Time:      5.30 - 7pm
Location: Funger 620
Date:      Monday September 15, 2008

Time:      5.30 - 7pm
Location: Duques 620
Date:      Tuesday September 16, 2008

Tuesday, September 16th 2008- Social Sector Management Career Opportunity
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Duques 552

The Director of Recruitment for The Broad Residency, a nationwide leadership development program which immediately places participants in full-time paid managerial positions in urban school systems while providing professional development and networking opportunities, will be discussing the agency.

In addition, Maia Blankenship, the D.C. Managing Director for Education Pioneers, will be present to discuss their ten-week summer fellowship where graduate students intern with education organizations and train under existing education leaders.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, September 17th - Net Impact Worldwide Happy Hour in D.C.
6:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Café Asia, 1720 I (eye) St., NW

Each fall Net Impact chapters around the world gather simultaneously to eat, drink, and network – all in the name of making the world a better place through the power of business.
Please join us for DC's Net Impact happy hour, sponsored by the DC Net Impact Professional Chapter. This is sure to be a great networking event as many many people from interesting organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council, M&T Bank, MissionFish/eBay Giving Works, ICF Consulting, U.S. Department of Transportation, and many more will be there!

FREE FOOD, happy hour drink specials, and exciting raffle prizes

Near the Farragut North and West stations.


Thursday, April 10th, 2008 - 8 p.m. - Fundraising Party for the Net Impact Summer Fellowship
This summer, our GW Net Impact members will be working on internships that use business for social good. As is the nature of things, some of these internships will be unpaid.

So to raise money to support our members...we're having a PARTY!!!

Date: April 10th, 2008
Place: Clarendon Grill - Patio
Address: 1101 N. Highland St.
             Arlington, VA 22201
             (near the Clarendon Metro stop)
Time: 8:00 p.m. until...
Price: $15 in advance ($20 at the door)

Monday, April 21st 2008 - Green DC Day
The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) will host our annual Earth Day celebration on Monday April 21st 2008 on Freedom Plaza, from 10am until 4pm.

    * This year's event, "GREEN DC DAY", focuses on the wide variety of environmental and energy related information, programs, organizations and services our city has to offer its residents and businesses alike.

    * We are also interested in continuing the tradition of using our agency website as a partnership, to build a citywide Earth Day calendar featuring information and direct web links about your Earth Day events.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair
Idealist.org and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of D.C. are hosting a Nonprofit Career Fair in GW's Marvin Center. People from every experience level, including undergraduate and grad-school students, experienced professionals (both from within the nonprofit sector and those transitioning from business and government), as well as other members of the community are welcome to attend.
Click here for more details.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - 8:30 a.m. - YNPNdc Meeting
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of D.C. will be meeting to discuss the viable future of the nonprofit sector in a forum entitled "A Conversation on Nonprofit Leadership in the 21st Century." The meeting will be held at American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Ableson/Haskins rooms, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  www.ynpndc.org
Go to http://ynpndcleadershipdialog2.eventbrite.com to make a reservation, or click here for more details.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - 6 p.m. - Lecture on Markets and the Environment - Richard L. Sandor
Richard L. Sandor is chairman and CEO of the Chicago Climate Exchange, the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding integrated greenhouse gas emissions reduction, registry, and trading system. He will discuss “Global Warming and the Use of Markets to Solve Environmental Problems” in The George Washington University School of Business’ 2007-2008 Robert P. Maxon Lecture.
Go to http://business.gwu.edu/news/press/maxon_lecturer.cfm for more details and to RSVP.

Friday, April 4th, 2008 - Career Trek - Washington, D.C.
Are you interested in visiting a clean energy and energy efficiency consulting company or a unique shared workplace for entrepreneurs?  Join your fellow Net Impacters in visiting SENTECH and Affinity Lab. Space is limited, so contact Allie Kolar ASAP at alliekolar@yahoo.com if you're interested.
Click here for more details.

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 - 8 p.m. - Fundraising Party for the Net Impact Summer Fellowship
This summer, our GW Net Impact members will be working on internships that use business for social good. As is the nature of things, some of these internships will be unpaid.

So to raise money to support our members...we're having a PARTY!!!

Date: April 10th, 2008
Place: Clarendon Grill - Patio
Address: 1101 N. Highland St.
             Arlington, VA 22201
             (near the Clarendon Metro stop)
Time: 8:00 p.m. until...
Price: $15 in advance ($20 at the door)

Tickets will go on sale in Duques Hall in the weeks before the event. If you cannot attend the party but would like to contribute, please contact Nikyia Rogers at ndrogers@gwu.edu.



Congratulations to the 2008 - 2009 board!

We are pleased to introduce a new team of talented MBA students as your 2008-2009 GW Net Impact board. We are fortunate to have so many interested and dedicated students to further triple bottom line initiatives and harness the power of business to create a better world!

2008-2009 GW Net Impact Board:

Giuliana Canessa - President

Nikyia Rogers – Executive Vice President

Ryan Cheney – Treasurer

Jordan DiPietro– VP of Finance

Haviland Rummel– VP of Marketing

Ethan Balis – VP of Communications, ICR Liaison

Laura Anderson – VP of Strategic Partnerships

Amy Morris - VP of International Development

Violeta Gutierrez– VP for International Students

Kristen Warms - MPA Liaison

Dave Kocher – VP of Environmental Initiatives

Robert Joppa –GW Sustainability Coalition Chair

Allie Kolar – VP of Career Development

Crystal Irish Rogall – VP of Community Impact

New Book by Timothy L. Fort, Lindner-Gambal Professor of Business Ethics

“Business, Integrity, and Peace – Beyond Geopolitical and Disciplinary Boundaries”

• Provides historical understanding of the concept of peace through commerce

• Integrates three different and rarely connected approaches to corporate responsibility

• Contains summaries of work being done by businesses to foster peace


Available through Cambridge University Press:


Thursday, January 17th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Marvin Center Auditorium

The Presidential Task Force on Sustainability is hosting a listening forum to gather ideas about campus sustainability.

Wednesday, February 6th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Duques 552

A new survey of young nonprofit workers shows that long hours and low pay are key reasons that few of them expect to stay in the charity world throughout their professional careers -- and even fewer desire to become top leaders of nonprofit organizations. This trend does not bode well for the nonprofit sector. GW Net Impact and the Young Non-Profit Professionals Network of DC (YNPN) are partnering to address this issue through a discussion group to develop recommendations.
To read the survey, go to http://www.ynpn.org/national/YNPN_SteppingUp.pdf

GLOBE Event - Friday, February 15th, 2008 - Co-Sponsored by Net Impact and the Entrepenuers Club - Duques 552
Daron Coates has almost twenty years in various segments of the energy industry, including energy efficiency and retrofit projects, energy technologies, bio-energy and fuels, start-up company development and finance, recruiting executive management talent, and business unit management and turnaround. Coates is a founder of ThinkBox Group, LLC and LiquidMaize, LLC. Coates is a graduate of the Executive MBA Program at GW.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 - Elliot School of International Affairs
OneStudentry's 2008 Innovations in Student Leadership Conference is being held at the Elliott School of International Affairs on Saturday, February 23, 2008.  The ISLC Conference networks international development and conflict resolution students, academics, and practitioners from Washington, DC metropolitan area.  If you're interested in anything international, come see what some of DC's most innovative youth leaders are doing around the world.  Register Today!

GLOBE EVENT – Friday, February 29th, 2008, 2:30 p.m. – Co-sponsored by Net Impact and the Marketing Club
Paula Alexander is Sr. Brand Manager for Burt's Bees, the leading natural personal care brand with $250 million in retail sales in 2006. She leads the Body, Sun, Baby, Lip, and Face Care Categories managing marketing communications and strategy and new product development.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Office of Water Job Fair at the Environmental Protection Agency – 1200 Pennsylvania Ave.
This EPA Job Fair is not the usual kind. This is one of the fastest ways to get into the Agency. There will be representatives from HR at the job fair looking through resumes and putting people on a hiring certification on the spot. During the day, interviews will be conducted for open positions. Visit www.epa.gov/ow/careers for more information on open positions.


Sept 14 - GLOBE event - Honest Tea CEO, Seth Goldman 1-3 Location TBD

Sept 14- Member-wide meeting following GLOBE, event 3-4 Location TBD

Sept 19 & Sept 21 - Net Impact Central Conference Call: Campus Greening Initiative kicks off with two CGI calls: Learn what other campus reps are doing to green their campuses and generate some ideas of your own! Wednesday, 9/19 and Friday, 9/21 at 10am Pacific/ 1pm Eastern
Please e-mail kcooke@netimpact.org to RSVP for a call.  Also, if you would like to get started earlier, check out the project template (.doc) and e-mail Karin to set up a time to chat.

Sept 21 - Brown Bag Lunch, Topic: The Carbon Trading and Voluntary Offset Markets, noon - 1:00pm, Duques 552

What are carbon offsets?
Why do some offsets cost $4 and some cost $45 / ton?
How can a consumer be sure they are purchasing real emissions reductions?
What's on the horizon for these markets?

Philip Smallwood and Sarah Truitt will be leading the discussion on the carbon trading and offset markets this Friday, September 21st from noon - 1:00 in Duques 552. Please bring your lunch and your questions and comments for discussion! This will be very informal...no power point presentation - no food provided...just a space to have a discussion over the lunch break.

Ugly Mug Fundraiser


GW MBA coffee mugs will be available in October $10 non-members, $5 members. Get discounts at Starbucks when you bring your mug! Look for us selling mugs in the lobby of Duques, or email jdberry@gwu.edu

Thirsty? Then Save the Date for Honest Tea Site visit!

Thanks to everyone who attended the Net Impact GLOBE event with Honest Tea CEO Seth Goldman! We had a great turnout and plan to make this an annual GLOBE event. 

If you enjoyed Seth's presentation, please join us for a site visit to Honest Tea's offices in Bethesda on Friday October 26. We'll take a tour of their sustainable, eco-friendly office space, then hear employees from various departments talk about life on the inside and their role and impact within the organization. 

If you'd like to join, please RSVP to Jenn Garner @ jgarner@gwu.edu by Friday October 19.

2007 Net Impact Conference, November 1 - 3, Nashville, Tennessee

What will you do next to make our world more sustainable? This November more than 1,500 graduate business students and professionals will come up with an answer. The 2007 Net Impact Conference, held November 1-3, 2007, will challenge attendees to think deeply about current issues and trends in the business world, while engaging them to take an action-oriented plan for change back to their communities.  www.netimpact.org/conference

From front: Brett, Philip, Vanessa, Sarah, Giuliana, Nikyia, Jenn, and Joe at the Wildhorse Saloon

The 2007 Net Impact Career Expo provided conference attendees the unique opportunity to personally connect with companies who share the same values they do. The Net Impact Career Expo also offered complimentary services like career coaching and a published resume book. Now these resources are available online.

Enter the Virtual Career Expo!

The 2007 Net Impact Career Expo will take place on the Vanderbilt Campus in the Student Life Center on Friday, November 2, 2007. The Career Expo will be open from 11 AM to 6 PM. This year will be our largest Career Expo ever, with over 50 companies representing a wide range of industries within the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your Career Expo experience:

  • Be sure to upload your resume after you register! All Career Expo companies will receive copies of the submitted resumes. You will receive a link to upload your resume in your registration confirmation email.
  • Visit our Virtual Career Expo and read up on the participating companies
  • Dress professionally
  • Bring extra business cards and copies of your resume, keep them neatly organized in a portfolio
  • Prepare questions you want potential employers to answer
  • Don't rule out companies who aren't actively recruiting, they may have opportunities in the near future
  • Be efficient with your time, but do your best to make personal connections

The National Net Impact web site offers a wealth of career resources:

  • Job & internship postings
  • Student projects
  • Resume posting & advice

Visit the Net Impact Career Center

The Graduate Career Center is a great place for tips, strategies, and honing your interview skills.  Please visit their homepage at: www.sbpm.gwu.edu/careercenter.

Conference Debriefing + Pizza Party: all members welcome!  Tuesday, November 6, 5:00 – 6:00pm, Duques 520 

Over 20 people attended the Net Impact Conference in Nashville, TN this weekend.  Join us for an informal discussion about students' impressions and experiences.  We'll also talk about how to get involved with Net Impact, create your own initiative, and board positions for 2008.  Pizza will be served!

GW Net Impact Strategy for 2008 Session, Friday, November 9th, 3:30 – 4:30, Duques 320

Interested in a board position?  Have general suggestions for GW Net Impact?  This session will give all interested parties a chance to talk about upcoming board positions for 2008.  Please come with ideas, questions, and/or general comments. GW Net Impact exists for students - help us make it work for you!  We will be posting positions and protocols for elections soon!

IPO – Net Impact Fundraiser at Rock Bottom

We are selling Net Impact/GW MBA mugs which get patrons $2 beers from 9:00 - 11:30 pm. (Of course, you may purchase full priced beers without a mug.) We will meet in the back room!  Rock Bottom is located on the first level of the Ballston Common Mall at the corner of Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard, just two blocks from Ballston-MU Metro (on the Orange Line.)  Rock Bottom is a brewpub that offers four or five handcrafted specialty beers that are brewed on-site.  So, be sure to order a Potomac Pale Ale, Radio Towers Red (in honor of the Tenleytown skyline), Ballston Brown or a Spout Run Porter while you're there!

Where: Rock Bottom, 4238 Wilson Boulevard  Suite #1256
When:  Thursday, November 15th at 8:00
Metro: Ballston (Orange Line)
Specials:$2 beer from 9-11 with the purchase of a Net Impact/GW MBA mug
Website: www.rockbottom.com
Phone: (703) 516-7688

Join the Net Impact Summer Fellowship Fundraising Committee

We are forming a committee to raise funds for the Fellowship Fund which supports Net Impact members who pursue an internship in the public or nonprofit sectors. These internships are generally un- or under-paid, so this Fellowship helps supplement student's living expenses. 

We raised $5,500 last year, an increase from $1,800 the year before! This is the Fellowship Fund's third year and we'd like to continue this effort of supporting students who work in these very important sectors. Last summer the Fund supported two students who worked at the American Council on Renewable Energy in Washington, DC and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) in New York City

Meet Tuesday November 20th at 6:00pm, Duques lobby.  Contact: Jenn Garner, jgarner@gwu.edu

It's Just Lunch

On Friday, November 30th from 11:30 – 1:00pm Net Impact and the F. David Fowler Career Center will host “It’s Just Lunch” for MBAs, in Duques 552
This networking event offers NI members the opportunity to discuss various career paths with second-year MBAs and area professionals from Calvert, David Gardiner & Associates, Education Pioneers, and Change to Win.  Internship and job openings are available. Dress is business casual.  Free lunch will be catered.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 27th so we can arrange for food.  Contact: pjsmallwood@gmail.com


Net Impact Happy Hour, Friday, June 8th, 6:00 - 8:00pm. Marshall's Bar & Grille

GW Net Impact has organized an informal happy hour at Marshall's Bar & Grille this Friday starting at 6:00 pm. The event will take place in a private space upstairs complete with a dedicated bartender. The GW Strategic Management & Public Policy department is sponsoring the fist $200 of the bar tab, so be sure to arrive early!

This event is designed to give Net Impact members a place to network with like-minded professionals and students. We are expecting Net Impact members from DC area schools, the DC Professional Chapter, and members from around the world who are interning in DC this summer!

Please feel free to invite colleagues or fellow students who may not be a part of Net Impact. Marshall’s is located between George Washington University and Georgetown, a five minute walk from the Foggy Bottom metro station.

Honest Tea Tour, Monday, July 16th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, 4827 Bethesda Ave

DC's Net Impact Professional Chapter and the William James Foundation are kicking off their annual summer sustainable business tours with a reception at the brand new offices of Honest Tea on Monday, July 16th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  This event is part of Net Impact's national happy hour occurring around the country on that evening.

Seth Goldman, the T-EO of the company and a longtime supporter of Net Impact, will give a short overview of the company, followed by networking opportunities. Food, drink, and plenty of cold tea will be provided.

Honest Tea is one of the nation's best examples of a company that has truly integrated environmental and social beliefs into their mission, while never losing sight of the financial bottom line. If you are interested in sustainable and/or socially responsible business, you owe it to yourself to hear Seth Goldman speak. For more information on the company, see www.honesttea.com.

Honest Tea is located at 4827 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814. There is nearby parking, and the Bethesda Metro Stop is within a few blocks.

Please RSVP to ian.fisk@williamjamesfoundation.org so they know how much food and alcohol to get. I don't think we'll run out of delicious cold tea.


"Implementing Solutions to Climate Crises" GWU Climate Action Conference, February 4 - 5

conference, entitled "Implementing Solutions to Climate Crises" picks up where the Al Gore movie left off, with the need to identify and begin to implement solutions to looming climate crises.  The opening speaker is Mr. Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, the Chairman and CEO of DuPont, a firm that recently won an award from the Pew Climate Center for their leadership on this issue.  Another featured speaker is Dr. Lester Brown, founder of both the Earth Policy Institute and Worldwatch Institute.  A number of other excellent expert speakers will also be joining us on plenary panels addressing climate change communications and energy-efficiency/renewable energy solutions.  The conference also includes multiple opportunities for networking with the 100-plus business, government, and NGO representatives expected, and registration fees provide for discounts to GW students and for early registrants (Jan. 17th deadline). 

The conference website is at  http://www.climateactionconference.org and student volunteers are welcome to assist with registration, room monitoring, and marketing.  Prof. Mark Starik of GWSB/SMPP can provide further information by contacting him at starik@gwu.edu  Hope to see you at our climate action conference!

Net Impact all-member lunch, Monday, February 12, 1 - 2pm, Duques 552

Thank you for joining Net Impact!  Come and learn what we are planning for this semester and how you can get involved.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP by Saturday, February 10th
to impact@gwu.edu.

SHARE THE LOVE fundraiser for GW Net Impact Summer Fellowship Fund, Thursday, February 22, 7pm 'til late, Dr. Dremo's Taphouse

Fundraiser for the GW Net Impact Summer Fellowship Fund to support MBA students who choose internships in the public interest.  Fun and funky music guaranteed.

Corporate Social Responsibility Breakfast Roundtable, Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 - 9:30am, Duques 552

The roundtable sessions will consist of a discussion between students and CSR professionals about their experiences and career paths. Students will be able to ask specific questions about current issues, recruiting trends, career advice, and career opportunities for students concentrating in CSR. One or two professional(s) and 3-4 students will sit at each table. The students will have an opportunity to sit at 4 different tables to get different perspectives and hear from various CSR professionals.

The Professionals who will be attending include:

Miranda Anderson, VP for Investor Analysis, David Gardiner & Associates, LLC (specializes in climate change, investor/fiduciary issues, and general CSR/SRI isues)

Susan Nickbarg, SVN Marketing (Specializes in Marketing and Corporate Responsibility)

Victoria Kaplan, National Organizer of Water For All Campaign @ Food & Water Watch

"The Corporation" Film Screening and Discussion

When:  March 28, 2007
Where: Alumni House, 1925 F St. NW
Fee:    $5 for non-members
          FREE for NI and GWUCGS members

Co-presented by Net Impact and the GWU Center for Globalization Studies presents.  Come and win a GWU bookstore $50 gift card!  RSVP to acarrani@gwu.edu.

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal "person" to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" The Corporation includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics - including Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change. Watch the trailer here.

Questions we will consider include:

  • What role should the corporation play in our lives, if any?
  • Branding connects consumers to a product emotionally and/or intellectually.  Has it undermined our ability to connect to non-branded issues?
  • Can social responsibility cure what ails the corporation?  Is the marketplace and consumer punishment the best way to ensure businesses act ethically?
  • How would you balance the legal weight of trade agreements with a nation's right to sovereignty?

Mentorship Program Matching Mixer, Friday, April 27, 2007

When:  April 27, 2007
Where: Duques Hall, Room 552
Fee:    FREE for NI members

DC Net Impact Professional Mentor-Student Mentee Matching Rendezvous

Do you want to expand your "triple bottom line" professional network in the DC area? Do you want guidance from a DC-area professional that has similar professional interests as you? Then join Net Impact's Student-Professional Mentoring Program!

We will be matching GW MBA students with DC Net Impact Professional members to assist our students with networking, career planning and guidance. Current DC Net Impact Professional members are employed by firms such as Accenture, Strategic Sustainability Consulting, Community Wealth Ventures, Calvert, ECDC Enterprise Development Group, and CitySoft. The time commitment anticipated is approximately 90 minutes per month from May - September (you can extend this as you wish).


Interested? Reply by April 10th

If you are interested in this opportunity, please reply to Merove <merove@gwu.edu> by Tuesday April 10th with a short bio that includes your background and interests (no more than 300 words).

Your attendance at our Professional Mentor-Student Mentee Matching Rendezvous, an informal mixer, is requested and tentatively scheduled for Friday April 27th at 5:30-7 pm at the GW School of Business. Potential mentor bios will be provided at the mixer along with yummy snacks and beverages, and of course networking galore. The goal is to find a good mentor-mentee match by the end of the evening.
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You must be a GW Net Impact member to participate in this program. To join GW Net Impact, email Unitey Kull at impact@gwu.edu



First Member Meeting

Tuesday, Sept 19 @ 1-1:45pm, Funger Hall Room 520

Free Lunch will be served

At this meeting, we'll share with you details about our upcoming events for the semester, discuss logistics for the annual conference in Chicago, and share ways in which you can get involved including assisting with curriculum change, servicecorps, campus emissions and greening initiatives. You can also pay your dues to officially become a GW Net Impact chapter member. This will also be an opportunity for you to share what you’d like Net Impact to be doing at GW.



September 18 - National Conference on Citizenship
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC
The conference will feature the release of our nation's first Civic Health Index, a rigorous tool to measure civic progress over time. The Civic Health Index is comprised of 42 key civic indicators measuring levels of political activity, civic knowledge, volunteering, trust, philanthropy, and much more. Just as we are able to track our economic progress through the regular reporting of economic indicators, NCoC hopes we will be able to effectively track our civic health with this set of civic indicators. There is no charge for the event and lunch will be served.

To register for the conference go to: http://www.ncoc.net/conferences/regForm2006.htm

How to Write Great Grant Proposals (Interactive Online Workshop): September 25 - November 3
Features include an easy 4-step method for planning before you write, extensive lessons, interactive homework and personalized feedback. We'll also discuss other important tips for getting your proposals funded. You only need an email account and a phone! This experience will allow you to learn at your desktop, at your convenience. 
Details: http://www.netimpact.org/cde.cfm?event=138801
Sept 29 – Greening Your MBA
11:00 am – 12:00 pm     Marvin Ctr. 310
This GLOBE session features several academic and practitioner speakers who can advise students interested in these organizations on how they can begin to incorporate sustainability into their MBA courses, extra-curricular activities, and careers.
Peace Through Commerce: September 30
Perhaps the most overlooked and yet the most powerful force for catalyzing widespread peace is commerce. International trade, based on the rule of law and secure property rights within nations, encourages a peaceful coincidence of interests. We invite you to participate in the Peace through Commerce program; to elucidate and celebrate, the profoundly powerful role commerce plays in promoting peace, and to call attention to the role of prosperity and commerce as a path to peace.

Oct 6 – Public-Private Partnerships Speaker Panel
11:00 am – 12:00 pm     Marvin Ctr. 302

This GLOBE session will discuss Public-Private Partnership Models and will include guest speakers from PHH Arval and Environmental Defense. PHH Arval, a leading fleet management company and Environmental Defense, one of the nation’s leading environmental organizations, recently announced the pilot of a new climate neutral fleet management program: PHH GreenFleet.  The first program of its kind in the North America, PHH GreenFleet is an effective new way to reduce fleet operating costs, decrease global warming pollution, and meet corporate environmental goals.



Oct 14-15 – Volunteer at the Green Festival

Volunteer, meet new people, have fun . . .and support a great cause! This can be used as your GLOBE Community Service Event.

You’ll receive cool stuff for your great service:

• Free admission both days, even if you only work one day (or help before the event)

• Free organic and sweatshop-free Green Festival T-shirt

• Free one-year memberships to Global Exchange and Co-op America

Plus, you’ll get to check out . . .more than 400 socially and environmentally responsible enterprises • community groups

• more than 200 visionary speakers • great how-to workshops • green film festival •

yoga and movement classes • green careers • organic beer and wine • delicious organic cuisine • live music

Shifts are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so sign up soon!



Navigating Global Change - 2006 Net Impact Conference @ Kellogg School of Management in Chicago:
October 27-29
The 2006 Net Impact Conference is designed to help you expand your vision of the possible as you set your course through the world of business. It mobilizes students and professionals through an exciting array of keynotes, panels, case studies, simulations, and special events. You will leave with a fresh perspective on the role of business in society, a new appreciation for your individual role as an emerging business leader, and a strong connection with a network of like-minded colleagues. Check out the exciting line up of keynote speakers, including Maria Otero, Accion International; Barry Salzberg, Deloitte and Touche USA, LLC; Bobbi Silten, Gap Inc; Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism.


Let us know if you'll be attending the conference at impact@gwu.edu

We will try to coordinate our travel logistics!



Nov 3 - GW Net Impact Member Meeting

1:30-2:30pm - Duques Room 552

All are welcome! Further details TBA...





Sustainability Career Fair: Friday, April 28th @ 6-8pm
State Plaza Hotel, Diplomat Room - 2117 E St. NW, Washington, DC
Listen to guest speakers from corporations, NGOs and the US Govt discuss sustainability issues and careers from 6-7pm. Then interact with up to 12 representatives from organizations with sustainability internships and/or jobs from 7pm to 8pm.  Hors d'oeuvres, beverages (alcoholic & non), and dessert will be provided for a modest cover charge. Open to all DC area graduate and advanced undergraduate students who RSVP.


Green Roof Tour: Thursday, April 27th @ 4pm
This event is brought to you by Net Impact and the Real Estate Club (REIDO), similar to last semester’s World Resources Institute tour. Subjects discussed will highlight the costs, benefits, construction and maintenance of a green roof. We will meet outside 1425 K ST NW, and head up together to Suite 1050. The event will be followed by a happy hour hosted by REIDO.


Campus Cleanup + Bin Prototype Design in Honor of Earth Day:
Sunday, April 23rd @
Celebrate Earth Day (the day after!) by cleaning up a local park, learning about the GW campus recycling program, and working with GW’s Director of Recycling to design a prototype for new trash/recycle bins to be implemented here on campus! Meet in Duques Lobby at 2pm.

GW-Net Impact Unpaid Internship Fundraiser & Social:
Thursday, April 20th,7:30pm, Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar

Join Net Impact and the MBA Association for a unique event at Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar in honor of our First Annual GW Net Impact Unpaid Internship Fundraiser & Social!


Monday, April 10th, 6-7:30 pm, Speaker Panel - Do-Gooders Turning a Profit
--> US Trends in Social Enterprise

Drew Tulchin, Managing Partner – Social Enterprise Associates
--> Finance & Consulting for Emerging Market Entrepreneurs
Ben Powell, Managing Partner - Agora Partnerships
--> Socially Responsible Investing
Stephanie Cutler, Social Research Analyst - Calvert Asset Management Company
--> Nonprofit – Franchise Partnerships
Joshua Tripp, VP Social Franchise Ventures - Community Wealth Ventures

Thurs, March 2nd, 2006 @ 1pm
Chapter Meeting - All are welcome!
Net Impact officers will explain the role of the organization and some of the events that it has planned for the spring semester.

Duques Hall - 2201 G St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Fall '05 Events:


November 10-13 - Net Impact Annual Conference - The Net Impact Annual Conference is the largest gathering of graduate business students and young professionals in the world where participants discuss themes including corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, community development and environmental management.

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, CA


September 21st - Social Marketing Panel - This event will be cohosted with the Marketing Club.

F. David Fowler Graduate Career Center, 714 21st Street, N.W., 11 AM - 12 PM


August 30th - Incoming MBA Meeting - Net Impact officers will explain the role of the organization and some of the events that it has planned for the fall semester.

Marvin Center 309, 800 21st ST., NW, 6-7:30 PM


Spring ’05 Events:

April 26th - Debating the Value of CSR - The Net Impact chapters of George Washington and Georgetown have partnered to create an exciting and provocative event.  On the pro-side, Julie Gorte, Director of Social Research at Calvert Group, and William Kramer, Deputy Director of Digital Dividends at WRI, will affirm the virtues of CSR.  On the con-side, we've got Professor Mark Starik, an expert in Strategic Management and Public Policy –

F. David Fowler Building, 714 21st Street, NW


April 23rd - Net Impact and the Office of Community Service have students and faculity use their Green Thumb on Earth Day to join in the Neighbor’s Project Earth Day Clean up!

Watts Branch Park/Marvin Gaye Park, Washington, DC


April 11th - Healthcare and Lifesciences Management Network and Net Impact host David Olson, Director of Public Affairs as he speaks about PSI (Population Services International) success with the prevention of HIV infections, malaria and maternal deaths.

Marvin Center, Room 308, 800 21st Street, NW


April 9th - A day at the US National Arboretum 

3501 New York Avenue, NE

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The views and policies articulated in these pages are not necessarily those of The George Washington University. Net Impact is a registered organization at The George Washington University, EEO/AA. Last updated November 16, 2010 05:17pm by lgast