Designathon for Social Innovation Demos + Drinks on 9/17

The groundbreaking MFA in Design for Social Innovation (DSI) and Net Impact invite you to share in the results of the inaugural Designathon for CSR. We are bringing together 6 teams representing Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, cooperatives, venture capital and small businesses to determine how design can help their organizations innovate toward a positive social impact. See what these teams and the talented faculty at DSI have developed after little more than 12 hours! Light hors d’oeuvres and two drinks are Included in the ticket price.  Register now! ...

Designathon4SI* Call for Participants–Apply by August 8

Are you a leader working to change the world through business?  Please join us September 16-17 at the world’s first Designathon for Corporate Social Responsibility (think hackathon with design).  You, and hopefully a colleague or two, will be mentored by the faculty of the ground-breaking MFA in Design for Social Innovation program at SVA, guided through a design process customized for you, and provided with the tools you’ll need to continue on a path to success. Space is extremely limited: we are only accepting ten teams, so please sign up now. Applications are due by 8 PM on Monday, August 8. If you are selected to participate, we will send you event details and request payment prior to the Designathon. Event Details Schedule: Friday, September 16th, 6:30-9 PM: opening dinner and event kickoff Saturday, September 17th, 10 AM-5 PM: Designathon 6-9 PM: presentation of ideas (open to guests and the public) Location: 136 W. 21st Street Fee: $100 for the general participants; $75 for paid Net Impact members: (due upon acceptance into the program) Registration:  bit.ly/Designathon4SI More Info: dsi.sva.edu/designathon * Designathon4SI is a collaboration between Net Impact and DSI Design for Social Innovation at SVA is a new MFA Program improving the impact of social innovation through design, and preparing the next design leaders in social innovation for businesses and communities. Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable...

Impact Session #5 Covers Clean Tech on April 21

Get ready for the next Impact Session! This month’s topic: CleanTech.  We’ve run into some very cool projects in NYC from people and start-ups that are taking strides to improve energy efficiency, reduce consumption, and showcase renewable energy.  See speakers below. A reminder: Suggested Donation amount $5, to cover snacks and beverages, feel free to bring wine or beer, and get ready to have some fun. Since space is limited, please be sure to RSVP. Please note our location in downtown Brooklyn. Doors at 7:30, speakers start at 8:00! Jackson Lehr, Vice President California Bioenergy http://www.calbioenergy.com California Bioenergy (CalBio) is a renewable energy company that seeks out and develops opportunities to convert biomass into clean energy sources. Jackson Lehr is a vice president with CalBio.  He brings a combination of engineering, construction and environmental business experience to the CalBio team. He is also currently a partner in GO Ventures, one of the co-founders of CalBio. Jeremy R. M. Shannon, AIA, Passive House Consultant http://www.passivehouse.us The Passive House concept and design represents today’s highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumptions of buildings by an amazing 90%. Jeremy is currently a Passive House consultant and architect for Prospect Architecture. He also is an instructor at the Parsons School of Design. John Humphrey, President, SEPartners http://www.SEPartners.com http://www.carbonharmony.com SEP is a nationally recognized clean energy consulting firm. In addition, Carbon Harmony, a carbon offset platform created by SEPartners, is taking action against climate change by offsetting events and concerts such as Sasquatch! music festival. John Humphrey founded SEPartners, Sollega, and Carbon Harmony.  He is also a volunteer for...

March “Issues in Depth” Calls

Are you taking advantage of your paid membership benefits by attending Net Impact’s “Issues in Depth” calls? Be sure to sign up for those in March covering CSR and social media, the global water crisis, and more! Meet the New Consumers: Five Marketplace Trends That Will Shape the Green Economy and Change the Future of Branding Raphael Bemporad, Founding Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at BBMG Wednesday, March 2, 2011 9:00-10:00 am Pacific / 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern / 5:00-6:00 pm GMT >> Sign up for this call Addressing the Global Water Crisis Through Market Mechanisms Alexis Morgan, Global Water Roundtable Coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund and Alliance for Water Stewardship Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:00-10:00 am Pacific / 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern / 5:00-6:00 pm GMT >> Sign up for this call Social Media & CSR 2.0 Mike Wallace, Director of Sustainability Reporting Framework for GRI & Adam Sulkowski, Assistant Professor of Business Law and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Friday, March 18, 2011 9:00-10:00 am Pacific / 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern / 5:00-6:00 pm GMT >> Sign up for this call...

Impact Corner: January/February Calls

Upcoming Issues in Depth Calls Beyond Ecolabels & Green Marketing – Communicating Sustainability Initiatives Judith Hochhauser Schneider, Global Manager, Environmental Markets & Sustainability at DuPont Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:00-10:00 am Pacific / 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern / 5:00-6:00 pm GMT >> Sign up for this call What’s Your Thinking about Drinking and Corporate Responsibility? Rob Frederick, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Rob Kaplan, Manager of Corporate Responsibility at Brown-Forman, the makers of Jack Daniel’s Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:00-10:00 am Pacific / 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern / 5:00-6:00 pm GMT >> Sign up for this call To Report or Not to Report – Is It Still a Question? Mike Wallace, Director of Sustainability Reporting Framework for GRI & Adam Sulkowski, Assistant Professor of Business Law and Sustainability at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Friday, February 11, 2011 9:00-10:00 am Pacific / 12:00-1:00 pm Eastern / 5:00-6:00 pm GMT >> Sign up for this call Impact at Work Recycling in the Corporate Sector: Creating Value For Your Company Presented by Jeslin Jacob, CertainTeed Corporation Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:00 am PST/ 1:00 pm EST/ 6:00 pm GMT Jeslin Jacob, a recent MBA graduate, spotted an opportunity to create a positive environmental impact for her company, CertainTeed Corporation. She pursued the project to create a business case and finally implemented a solution that will prevent over half a million pounds of industrial waste from reaching the landfill. Learn about the approach she used, the challenges she faced and how she ensured the sustainability of the project. >> Register here >> Learn more about Impact at...