Welcome to Wash U Net Impact’s WordPress Blog! Here, we post and archive our public information with the goal to create an online presence for the work we do at Washington University in St. Louis.
Wash U Net Impact is an undergraduate chapter of the international non-profit organization Net Impact. Members span all five schools at the university interested in using their careers to achieve a more sustainable world. Our mission is to improve the world by growing and strengthening a network of new leaders who believe in the power of business to make a positive social, environmental, and economic net impact; to educate students on sustainability; to connect students with socially and environmentally responsible professionals and businesses; and to promote change at Washington University in St. Louis.
To fulfill this mission, Wash U Net Impact will remain committed to providing members with an array of opportunities that will 1) empower undergraduate students to use their skills and put their beliefs into action to positively impact their surroundings, 2) enlarge students’ network with other like-minded individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business, and 3) provide resources and opportunities for members to learn about and connect to careers with social or environmental impact.
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 world. It offers a portfolio of programs and initiatives which empower more than 20,000 people in the network to make a tangible difference through business. Spanning six continents, its membership is one of the most influential networks of students and professionals in existence today and includes current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability. The Net Impact network includes over 260 chapters in cities throughout the world and a central office in San Francisco. To learn more check out the organization’s website at http://www.netimpact.org/