Friday, November 6, 2009

Net Impact ... are you in the know? :)


Net Impact is an international nonprofit with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Spanning six continents, the organization's membership of approximately 15,000 people makes up one of the most influential networks of professionals and students in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.

The organization is headquartered in San Francisco but has student and professional chapters worldwide that hold their own local events. To learn more about the chapters, go here.

Net Impact also organizes an annual conference in the USA -- this year it's on Cornell's campus in NY.

The 2009 Net Impact Conference will bring together the players behind the sustainable global enterprise movement, including sustainability and corporate responsibility practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. What inspires them to challenge the status quo? What obstacles do they face? And what approaches have led them to success in changing the rules of the game?

Retreat to beautiful Ithaca, New York, with more than 2,000 professionals, MBAs, and other students to explore what it really takes for individuals and organizations to be changemakers, innovators, and problem solvers.

Join us November 13 - 14 in Ithaca, NY at The Johnson School at Cornell University to:

* Hear personal perspectives from cutting-edge leaders like Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE, and Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea.

* Connect with professionals and students with similar interests at intimately-structured networking events.

* Gather best practices from over 350 speakers prepared to answer your difficult questions.

* The unparalleled energy of the Net Impact Conference will leave you inspired and equipped to make real change in your social or environmental impact career.

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