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26 May 2011: Net Impact UMassDartmouth chapter earns highest global honors
NORTH DARTMOUTH --The Net Impact UMass Dartmouth chapter at the Charlton College of Business was awarded the highest distinction of Gold Chapter in the international Net Impact.
Gold Chapters are recognized as the most outstanding chapters in the global organization for providing opportunities for members to develop professionally, network and make a positive change through programs on their campus and in their communities.
This honor places the UMass Dartmouth chapter in the top tier of business schools worldwide, an honor shared with 23 out of 260 chapters globally on 6 continents. Other Gold Chapter business schools include the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the HEC School of Management.
in 2007, Net Impact UMass Dartmouth is a group of students and professionals who work towards using
business for positive social, environmental and economic impact. The chapter had
previously earned Silver Chapter honors in 2009 and 2010. The Chapter also
earned Net Impact Small Chapter of the Year Runner Up in 2010.
20 December 2010
UMass Dartmouth releases 3rd annual Sustainability Report
NORTH DARTMOUTH – 15 December 2010 -
The 3rd annual UMass Dartmouth University Sustainability Report has been released, a publication led by Charlton College of Business MBA students at the university.
undertake the report as a practical application of knowledge in a core class in
the MBA curriculum: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law.
The 2010 University Sustainability Report follows the world’s most-widely used framework for producing sustainability reports: the GRI G3 standards, as established by the Global Reporting Initiative.
80% of Global Fortune 250 companies use this sustainability-reporting framework for highlighting their triple bottom line: economic, environmental and economic impacts, including companies such as Wal-Mart and Microsoft.
UMass Dartmouth is the world’s first university to produce and publish a self-declared A-level Sustainability report on the GRI website: www.globalreporting.org.
“By producing this report annually, students learn practical skills that directly translate to what is happening in the marketplace and in corporations around the world,” said Assistant Professor of Business Law Adam Sulkowski, who is the faculty member who introduced the GRI framework and report to the business school class.
“We at UMass Dartmouth are assisting with setting a standard and example of how both universities and businesses should report their impact, and produce a transparent report of their triple bottom line in a method similar to the way they already report their financial impact.”
Students are assisted in researching and gathering data by a number of university departments, including the Office of Campus and Community Sustainability, who has recently finished a comprehensive assessment of sustainability at UMass Dartmouth, Responsibility and Renewal.
The report includes an additional 8 indicators over last year’s report, for a total of 72 areas reported in the publication.
“Reporting 72 indicators heightens the transparency of the university in reporting sustainability on our campus,” said Sulkowski.
“We are very excited to see students actively engaged in reporting the triple bottom line of our university,” said Kaisa Holloway Cripps, an analyst in the Sustainability office and lecturer in the Charlton College of Business who assisted the MBA students with compiling and formatting the report.
“When students go out into the real-world to find a job, they will have a real skill that many of the world’s top companies are looking for in an employee. It is a win-win situation: a win for the university to have this report and a win for the students to learn valuable information.”
The annual GRI-G3 standard University Sustainability Report is published in conjunction with the university’s Net Impact chapter, which is part of an international network of students and professionals dedicated to using business for a positive economic, environmental and social impact.
The report can be viewed on Net Impact UMass Dartmouth’s website: www.netimpactumd.org.
1 October 2010
Net Impact UMass Dartmouth honored for second year in a row
NORTH DARTMOUTH –The Net Impact UMass Dartmouth chapter was awarded for the second year in a row the distinction of Silver Chapter in the international Net Impact organization. This honor places the chapter in the top tier of business schools world wide, an honor shared with other business schools including Haas at UCBerkley, Booth at the University of Chicago and Columbia University.
Net Impact UMD is a group of students and professionals who work towards using business for positive social, environmental and economic impact.
Net Impact UMD earned Silver Chapter distinction for a wide variety of activities on the UMass Dartmouth campus including several lectures, networking events and assisting with curriculum change on campus, including the development of Sustainability Studies programs. While formed as a graduate chapter, Net Impact UMass Dartmouth welcomed undergraduates to the group in 2010, furthering magnifying their impact.
The UMass Dartmouth chapter and the university was also featured in the 2010 edition of ‘Business As UnUsual’, highlighting how potential students can integrate sustainability into their MBA and business school degrees.
For more information on the UMD Net Impact Chapter, visit their website at http://www.netimpactumd.org or contact via email at email@example.com. For more information on Net Impact visit www.netimpact.org.
10 May 2010
Net Impact Advisor makes difference through business course
Two Charlton College of Business Professors, Dr. D. Steven White and Dr. Godwin Ariguzo, collaborated on the development of the Marketing Principles course for the United Nations endorsed University of the People, a nonprofit organization designed to provide universal access to higher education. The University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition free online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. Its launch was announce by the UN Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technology and Development (GAID) one year ago (19 May 2009).
The collaborative project was supervised by Dr. Russel Winer, William Joyce Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Marketing, Stern School of Business, New York University. Dr. Winer is a member of the Advisory Committee for the University of the People. Course development began in January 2010 and the work was completed in early May.
Dr. White and Dr. Ariguzo agree that “it is an honor to be selected and entrusted by the University of the People to develop this course”. Dr. White goes on to state that “it is a small contribution by the Charlton College of Business towards sustainable economic development globally through open access to higher education”. “We are leading by example” said Dr. Ariguzo. “It's important to show our students and student organizations that we don't just talk the talk – we walk the walk”. Both are known for their work in global sustainable economic development and for bringing the world to their classrooms. The initial offering of the course is scheduled for 24 June 2010. “We look forward to further strengthening the relationship between the University of the People and the Charlton College of Business and to working together to build a better tomorrow by contributing to the education of the populace of the developing world” concludes Dr. Ariguzo.
Dr. Ariguzo, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Sam Walton Fellow in Free Enterprise, is the faculty advisor for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a student organization dedicated to bringing together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Dr. White, Professor of Marketing and International Business, is the faculty co-advisor for NetImpact, 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.
21 April 2010
UMass Dartmouth announces plans to further green efforts
By Grant Welker
Posted Apr 21, 2010 @ 10:52 PM
Last update Apr 22, 2010 @ 12:16 AM
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth released details Tuesday, two
days before Earth Day, of how it plans to gradually become
carbon-neutral — leaving no harm to the environment — by 2050.
13 April 2010
Students and Faculty Post First Campus Sustainability Report with Global Reporting Initiative
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Last update Dec 11, 2009 @ 12:02 AMDARTMOUTH —As a product, coffee doesn’t have the environmental-impact reputation of idling cars, lights kept on in empty rooms or air conditioning turned on high. But unlike tomatoes, apples or strawberries, coffee also can’t be grown locally, saving the energy needed for thousands of miles of shipping.
UMD earns spot in the top 17% of business schools that focus on sustainability through business
17 November 2009- The Net Impact UMass Dartmouth chapter was recently recognized and awarded with the international distinction of Silver Chapter in the international Net Impact organization. This distinction places UMass Dartmouth in the top 17% of chapters in 90 countries world-wide that focus on changing the world through business, placing them in a category that includes Georgetown University, UCLA and Boston College.
The UMD Net Impact chapter earned the honor as a result of
several initiatives undertaken by the student group that was founded on campus
in 2007. These include involvement in the Graduate Curriculum Committee to
encourage sustainability courses into the MBA curriculum, Ignite Clean Energy
Competition team building and regional and nation conference participation. To
promote networking and sustainable leadership, the UMD Net Impact chapter also
cultivated a Classroom to Boardroom workshop series to provide students with
vital information on the necessary skills and leadership abilities for
Initiating a best practice, the chapter also issued the Sustainable Campus Report utilizing a GRI format, establishing the chapter as the first university to do so in New England.
To highlight the fledgling chapter’s accomplishment, UMass
Dartmouth was featured in the 2009 edition of ‘Business As UnUsual’,
profiling how as a top chapter, UMass Dartmouth and its Net Impact members are
working towards a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
Prospective business students searching for schools that match their passion
for sustainability education and involvement utilize the publication for
“Achieving Silver status is quite an accomplishment,” wrote Will Morrison, Global Chapters Manager of Net Impact, based in San Francisco. “Congratulations and thank you for your hard work and dedication that has made you one of Net Impact’s leading chapters.”
During the 2009-2010 academic year, Net Impact will undertake
several more initiatives to focus on the chapter’s dedication to Campus
Greening, Curriculum Change, Professional Development and Community Impact by
working with other sustainability initiatives on the UMass Dartmouth campus and
in the community. To further magnify their impact Net Impact will also be
establishing an undergraduate chapter on campus as part of their quest to earn
the top distinction of Gold Chapter.
For more information on the UMD Net Impact Chapter, visit their website at http://www.umassd.edu/studentclubs/netimpact or contact via email at NetImpactUMD@gmail.com. For more information on Net Impact visit www.netimpact.org.
First university visit of the founder of a pioneering fair trade entrepreneur.
Net Impact 2010 Conference
Six Sigma & Sustainability Lecture
March 24, 2010 with Dr. Norman Lamontagne
NI-UMD FALL 2009 GREEN WINERY TOUR
Economic Hit Man John Perkins @ UMD
Net Impact UMD was pleased to co-sponsor John Perkins on campus March 1, 2010.
John Perkins (center) with Former UMD Seniors and Net Impact members Henry and Kara.
UMass Dartmouth Senate Forum
Srini, Elizabeth and Kaisa helped out as UMD students at the pre-primary Senate forum hosted by the South Coast Alliance
With Congressman Mike Capuano
With Alan Khazei
With Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca
RECOGNITION FOR OUR GRI REPORT
Congratulations again to Professor Adam Sulkowski, MGT600, and Net Impact UMD for receiving further recognition for UMASS DARTMOUTH GRI Sustainability Report!! Please check out the article on Triple Pundit
NI UMD RECOGNIZED BY NET IMPACT CENTRAL
For the 2010 year, Net Impact Central recognized Net Impact UMD as the runner up in the "Best Chapter" contest in the category for small graduate chapters. This is a great honor, and we would like to extend a congratulations to the Ohio State University for placing #1.
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