Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business’ Net Impact chapter recently received the prestigious Gold standing designation.
Net Impact is a nonprofit organization with more than 300 chapters worldwide, including over 40,000 students and professional leaders who are focused on creating positive social and environmental change in the workplace and world. Each year, Net Impact recognizes chapters that have achieved Gold or Silver Standing. In 2013, 24 percent of chapters achieved Gold standing for their performance.
“Through collaboration, dedication, and a willingness to push boundaries and explore new ideas, this year’s Gold and Silver chapters are leading the way for our global network of impact-makers,” says Net Impact CEO Liz Maw. “These chapters demonstrate just how much can be accomplished when committed individuals decide to make an impact through the work they do.”
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 organize more than 2,566 local events worldwide and more than 132 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.
Scheller College’s Graduate Net Impact chapter’s activities over the last year were led by Brian Edgerton, MBA 2013. Accomplishments included the participation of two teams of full-time MBA students in the annual Net Impact Case competition. One of the teams made it to the finals and finished in the top five of the competition.
“These are exciting times for our Net Impact chapter at Scheller College,” says Mansoor Baloch, current president of the group. “The Gold standing recognizes the high level of engagement of Scheller MBA students in impactful business value creation through environmental sustainability and social responsibility. We look forward to further enriching student experience and engagement with the club in 2013-2014”
During the next year, the Tech chapter plans to work in collaboration with the Scheller College’s newly created Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability to inaugurate a sustainability panel bringing industry leaders to share their experiences with current MBA students.