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Net Impact Club

MBA Net Impact Club

Net Impact is a global organization of emerging business leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world. UNC Kenan-Flagler's Net Impact Chapter is one of the largest and most active chapters of Net Impact. It is also one of the largest career clubs at Kenan-Flagler, with over 30% of the MBA student body as members. In 2001, the UNC chapter hosted the National Net Impact Conference and was honored in 2003 with 2nd Place in the Chapter of the Year competition.

In 2006, the UNC Net Impact Club successfully launched the Investing for Impact Competition (formerly Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition). This national annual competition gives students from top business schools a real-world venture capitalist experience as well as awareness of double or triple bottom line valuation techniques.

The 2014-15 Net Impact Club, in partnership with the Full-Time MBA Program and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, launched UNC Kenan-Flagler Social Impact Summer Grants (SISG).  This program provides financial support to MBA students utilizing business skills during their summer internship within organizations that make a positive social impact.  The grants will supplement the salaries of UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students who take qualified positions using business core competencies in organizations that otherwise could not afford to pay for an MBA intern. Students will enhance the capacity of the host organization to make a long-term positive impact on the community and/or industry while also raising awareness about social and environmental impact strategies at UNC Kenan-Flagler. 

UNC Kenan-Flagler's Net Impact Club encourages MBA students to be business visionaries, and empowers them to act on those ideas. The Club believes that the skills of a well-rounded MBA and the network Net Impact provides can be leveraged across all sectors and stakeholder groups, from corporations and partnerships to not-for-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

For more information about the MBA Net Impact Club at Kenan-Flagler Business School, please visit their website.

“Net Impact goes beyond coursework and club activities. It speaks more to the orientation of our students. When you take intelligent, ambitious, team-oriented students and combine these abilities with a heightened sense of social consciousness, you are left with a future business leader capable of influencing significant and real change. Change not only within the companies that will employ them, but also within the communities where these companies operate and within the communities where our graduates reside. These are attributes we seek in our students, and our recruiting organizations seek in their employees.”

C. Michael Stepanek MBA Program Director, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Undergraduate Net Impact Club

Net Impact is a global organization of emerging business leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world. The UNC Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Net Impact Club exists to cultivate values-driven business leaders by equipping and empowering them to be social and environmental change-makers as they enter the workforce.

Net Impact Careers Series

The Undergraduate Net Impact Club hosts the Net Impact Career Series in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Campus Y. The Net Impact Career Series includes “Impact Careers 101” presented by Tracy Triggs-Matthews, Associate Director at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise, the Undergraduate Net Impact Club leadership team, and key members of the Campus Y Development Committee. The Series also hosts speaking events with leading industry professionals in a variety of sustainable business and social justice related fields.

Past speaker events include:

  • Impact Careers 101, Tracy Triggs-Matthews and Katrin Baker
  • Richard Harrill, Director, Campus Y
  • Brett Smith, Founder, Counter Culture Coffee
  • Kevin Trapani, CEO, The Redwoods Group
  • Eric Henry, President, TS Designs

Net Impact Career Fellows Program

The Net Impact Career Fellows Program is designed for a select group of 10-15 undergraduate students admitted as part of a competitive application process. The program is targeted towards students who have already take significants steps in their career development process and are consequently in an excellent position to benefit from career resources the program will provide. Participants will have the opportunity to attend the Net Impact Career Series, access exclusive career development resources provided by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Campus Y and publish an impact careers best practices guide for UNC undergraduate students. 

For more information about the Undergraduate Net Impact Club contact netimpactunc@gmail.com.


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