The Notre Dame MBA

Net Impact Club

Welcome to the Notre Dame chapter of Net Impact

The MBA club of students for responsible business

 Net Impact is an international non-profit organization - a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. Net Impact's mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world.

Spanning six continents, Net Impact makes up one of the most influential networks of MBA's, graduate students, and professionals in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in CSR, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.

The Net Impact Chapter @ ND
The Net Impact Chapter at ND is comprised of MBAs and faculty advisors.Our chapter's mission is to develop the spirit of positive social change among the current MBA students. This is done through events, seminars, conferences and social responsibility opportunities on campus and in the local community. Our chapter aspires to provide ample opportunities to the students to develop and apply their business skills to bring about a positive change in society.

Club Officers

Steve Lehmann, President
slehmann@nd.edu

Lisa Gibboney, Vice President, Communications
lgibbone@nd.edu

Karen DeArana, Vice President, Finance
kdearana@nd.edu

Prudence Zhu, Vice President, Networking and Events
yzhu7@nd.edu

Kayla Rouse, Vice President, Professional Development
krouse2@nd.edu

Resources

Events

Past Events:
  • Community Partners Recognition Event
  • CEO of Better World Books; speaker on social entrepreneurship
  • Stryker Corporation leadership lunch and learn
  • Lunch with Sam Duncan, CEO of OfficeMax
  • Community Partners Projects
  • Presentation: "CRS Microfinance Model" by Guy Vanmeenen
  • Whirlpool Habitat for Humanity trip
  • Coca-Cola Campus Greening Discussion with Coke Campus Ambassador
  • Presentation by Fr. Ollie Williams about new U.N. Global Compact class
  • Organization of attendance of National Conference--7 members from ND attended
  • Notre Dame Green Summit on sustainability
  • Notre Dame Diversity Conference

Recap of National Conference:

Seven Notre Dame MBA students attended the 2008 Net Impact North America Conference, "The Sustainable Advantage: Creating Social and Environmental Value." on November 13-15. More than 2,400 graduate students and professionals assembled in Philadelphia, PA to discuss how businesses and organizations can effectively address social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. The conference fostered enriching and inspirational discussion, presented opportunities for professional development and networking, and challenged conventional definitions of success in the business field. Business leaders and participants discussed the following themes:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Energy and Environment
  • International Development
  • Social Impact Finance
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Upcoming Events:

  • Concessions stand at the Michigan vs Notre Dame Home Game to raise money for Pakistan Flood victims
  • Various Consulting Opportunities with Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Net Impact Speaker - CSR at Keurig/Green Mountain
  • Net Impact Case Competition Winners ‘10 share success story
  • Copenhagen Climate Simulation
  • Kroc Institute Peace Conference
  • Chicago Net Impact Networking Event
  • Sustainability-focused job/internship search
  • Community Partners Recognition Event
  • CEO of Better World Books; speaker on social entrepreneurship
  • Stryker Corporation leadership lunch and learn
  • Lunch with Sam Duncan, CEO of OfficeMax
  • Community Partners Projects
  • Presentation: "CRS Microfinance Model" by Guy Vanmeenen
  • Whirlpool Habitat for Humanity trip
  • Coca-Cola Campus Greening Discussion with Coke Campus Ambassador
  • Presentation by Fr. Ollie Williams about new U.N. Global Compact class
  • Organization of attendance of National Conference--7 members from ND attended
  • Notre Dame Green Summit on sustainability
  • Notre Dame Diversity Conference

The Notre Dame MBA Net Impact club focuses on activities that provide MBA students to use their business acumen to drive innovative social impact. Our wide range of activities includes:

  • Getting students involved in community service consulting projects.
  • Inviting Speakers and Champions of sustainability to share their success stories with Business students.
  • Promoting opportunities to increase awareness on Sustainability in Notre Dame
  • Finding and sharing career opportunities in sustainability