Sobey School News
Net Impact Chapter Earns Gold
Date Published: September 3, 2020
A few years ago, a group from our MBA class created a Net Impact chapter. They have opened the group to other graduate students as well, and together, the group has fostered social responsibility through hosting a sustainability speaker series, hikes for environmental awareness, screening documentaries, and creating a winter coat drive, among other initiatives. This summer, we received notice that our chapter, one of only 16 chapters in Canada, was awarded Gold Status in recognition of their work. The current president is Ajaypal Singh.
Net Impact is an international non-profit group for students. The purpose of the group aligns well with Sobey School's commitment to PRME: it is a "grassroots, global movement of students and emerging impact leaders who want to use their skills to make a positive impact for people and planet." Their 2020 Vision resonates with many of the points in our own Strategic Plan: "In Net Impact’s effort to build a more just and sustainable world, we understand the importance of tackling big issues and fostering tough conversations. Our 2020/2021 theme, ‘Reimaging Capitalism’, digs deeper into the shifting and refined role business can play as a force of good. Together, will explore topics such as alternative economic models, defining and engaging stakeholders, harnessing technology for good, transforming business education, the intersection of people, planet, and profit, and so much more."