Monthly Archives: January 2013


Fletcher Net Impact Shopping Day

Wednesday, January 30th, 5:30 pm

Curious about what FNI is up to this semester? Wonder how we use the power of business for good? Hoping to join a student organization because you realized it’s your second/last semester and you STILL lack skills in leadership, budgeting, marketing and project management?  Come check out Fletcher Net Impact’s shopping day onWednesday, January 30th at 5:30 pm in Mugar. Our shopping day/kick off meeting/student org blind date/spring semester event preview/chance for newbies to take the lead on events and networking opportunities (whew, that’s a mouthful) is open to anyone looking to get involved in an international, professional network that utilizes the power of business for good.

*Spoiler alert: there will be pizza and discussion of future field trips to breweries, bowling throw-downs versus local chapter, service opportunities, and priceless internship advice.*

Net Impact Career Summit

Friday, February 8th, 8:00 am-12:00 noon at Hult Business School
$20 student ticket

Fletcher Net Impact is proud to co-host the Net Impact Career Summit that will feature representatives from PreserveTrue ImpactHasbroCERES, and Bridgespan. The co-founder of Net Impact, Mark Albion, will lead a workshop, and panelists include CSR Directors and Sustainability Officers from PWC, Dunkin Brands, Preserve, EMCAmplified ImpactRoot CauseRoot CapitalThird Sector Capital and others. If you are planning to attend the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, this is the perfect kick off! We hope to see you Friday, February 8 and look forward to an intimate, productive networking event.

EVENTS for Net Impact VIPs:

Prosperity Catalyst Launch Celebration, February 6th, Boston.

MIT Scaling Development Ventures Conference, February 8th and 9th, MIT.

Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, February 9th and 10th, Harvard.

Duke MBA Net Impact Conference on Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI), February 20, Duke University.

Spring IDEAS Global Challenge Generator Dinner, February 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, MIT.

Tufts $100K Business Plan Competition, submissions due February 22, Tufts.

International Impact Investing Challenge, deadline to submit proposals March 14, I3C held April 26, Washington D.C.

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Impact at Work!


There’s no shortage of ways to make a difference. But where do you start? What’s even outthere? And how do you know a field is right for you? Fear not: we’ve done the legwork for you. We’ve conducted research, run it by the experts, and talked to the people doing the work on the ground. All you need to do is explore!

Community Development

Roll up your sleeves and empower people in the US to revitalize their communities through workforce, civic, and economic development.

Corporate Impact

Make change from within, regardless of your department or job title. Or take a holistic approach from a dedicated corporate citizenship department.


Discover a world beyond the classroom, where you can help bridge the access and equity gap among our nation’s students.

Energy & Clean Tech

In this wide-open field that’s growing rapidly, you don’t have to be a total technology nerd to thrive (but it helps!).

Environmental Sustainability
& Natural Resources

With a huge range of opportunities, you can address the many challenges posed by an ever-expanding world population and the demands it makes on our ecosystems.

Finance & Investing

Occupy Wall St. from the inside – and discover other ways to use the power of capital to create change.


Who says you have go to medical school to work in healthcare? Policy wonks, advocates, administrators, and more are all needed here.

International Development

Whether you’re talking about the bottom billion, the base of the pyramid, or underserved markets, global realities are rapidly shifting.

Nonprofit Management

This is impact work that builds a broad skill set, where you can make a living while making a difference.


The growth of online giving is shaking up the philanthropic world, and opening up a new realm of strategies and opportunities.

Social Entrepreneurship

Experience the thrills and chills of coming up with new solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. And believe it or not, you don’t have to be the head honcho to move the needle in this field.




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What Workers Want – 2012

Net Impact Talent Report - What Workers Want in 2012

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Putting Political Strategy Skills to Work in Retail Sustainability

Rob Kaplan Sr. Manager of Sustainability at Walmart

Ever wondered how those lucky few manage to land the sweet sustainability gigs at big-impact companies like Walmart and Target? Well, why not go straight to the source? We just published one such story from Net Impacter Rob Kaplan, Senior Manager of Sustainability at Walmart, and it turns out it’s really not about luck after all.

Rob’s career story demonstrates how a little strategy can go a long way when it comes to landing that dedicated role in corporate responsibility and sustainability. This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Rob, though. He shared his experiences with us in last year’s Corporate Careers That Make a Difference.

One of the biggest challenges Rob cited then was making corporate citizenship a priority for individuals in the company. “It’s not a question of whether or not it’s the right thing, but how to do these things when there’s tremendous pressure on everybody to meet business goals.”

Read more at Success Stories. Original story by Jess Sand, Net Impact.

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