UNC Kenan-Flagler Among Top Net Impact Chapters Recognized for Their 2011-2012 Achievements
Net Impact has announced the 2011-2012 Gold and Silver standings for Net Impact chapters, awarding UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Net Impact chapter the prestigious Gold rating. The standings, based on the chapter’s performance this past academic year, represent the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network. This year, just 16% of over 300 Net Impact chapters worldwide achieved Gold standing.
“Each year, Gold chapters raise the bar and mobilize students and professionals to use their careers for good. Their critical support provides members real-world projects that build professional skills and a community of peers who work together to achieve their high impact goals,” said Net Impact CEO Liz Maw. “Gold chapters are at the forefront of the movement to build a new generation of business leaders.”
Chapters achieve Gold or Silver standing by meeting a rigorous set of requirements based on their activities, programming, and membership reach. This year’s Gold and Silver chapters helped the Net Impact network provide over 2,200 local events worldwide and over 170 programs that allow members to positively impact their community. Gold and Silver chapters also strengthened the overall network by regional collaboration, mentoring other chapters, and sharing successful ideas with their peers.
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Net Impact activities this year were led by outgoing President Rawlins Parker (MBA ’12), and included hosting the 8th Annual Careers in Sustainability Forum, the 7th annual Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition (SVCIC) and a series of distinguished speakers.
“I’m delighted to hear our MBA Net Impact chapter was awarded gold status this year and am very appreciative of everyone’s efforts to achieve this honor,” said Genny King (MBA ’13), incoming Net Impact President. “Our team is excited to use the momentum from this achievement to engage in a wide range of exciting activities in the coming year. Our aim is to provide a supportive community for students interested in pursuing careers in sustainability and increase the student body’s exposure to sustainability issues and how they will be relevant to their careers.”
Gold and Silver chapters are recognized publicly within the Net Impact network and in their local communities. They will receive special designation in Business as UNusual, Net Impact’s annual publication showcasing how business programs incorporate social and environmental responsibility into their offerings, among other benefits.
The UNC Kenan-Flagler chapter is already continuing its momentum for the coming year. The next event, a networking event bringing together incoming UNC Kenan-Flagler students, current students, alumni and area professionals organized in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Energy Club will take place on Wednesday, July 18th, 5:30-7:30pm at Kildare’s in Chapel Hill. RSVP to email@example.com.
About the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Net Impact Chapter
The mission of the Net Impact Chapter is to build upon UNC Kenan-Flagler’s tradition of financially, socially and environmentally sustainable business by providing students with education, opportunity and inspiration. Visit the UNC Kenan-Flagler Net Impact Chapter website to learn more.