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Darla Moore School of Business


Net Impact

Today's business leaders are in a unique position to influence what happens in society for years to come.

With this power comes monumental responsibility. Choosing to ignore this responsibility compromises the ability to do business in the long run and exacerbates problems such as economic inequality, environmental degradation and social injustice. The alternative is to realize that today's leaders have incredible potential to create lasting social change. Net Impact exists for this purpose — to harness the power of business to create a better world.

Net Impact is a national organization of over 30,000 people who are interested in more than just profit in business. It was founded in 1993 to bring like-minded people together from across the world and to form local communities that pursue common goals.

Net Impact at the Moore School

In 2002, students founded a chapter of Net Impact at the Darla Moore School of Business. This chapter gives students access to networks, job postings and news on the latest developments in socially responsible business. The annual conference is a chance to share ideas and meet like-minded MBAs from around the world. Locally, we sponsor roundtables to share experiences and developments and hold luncheons with speakers to learn about various issues. Topics include social responsibility, the environment, economic development, quality of life issues, social entrepreneurship and social investing. We also lead and participate in service projects to increase awareness of socially responsible business practices or work with local community organizations.

The Moore School has student-led chapters on both the graduate and undergraduate level. Both chapters have achieved gold status and have also actively participated in the National Conference.