Net Impact is a powerful and influential network of more than 10,000 MBA students and professionals committed to using the power of business to improve the world. Net Impact was founded in 1993 as Students for Responsible Business in order to promote and enhance values and ethics in the private sector. Given the current atmosphere of corporate mishaps, the need for Net Impact has been reinforced and revitalized. Net Impact fosters Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within businesses by reaching out to future business leaders, namely MBA students and graduates. Some topics of interest discussed in Net Impact chapters include corporate social responsibility, microfinance, nonprofit management and green business. Above all, Net Impact activities are focused on managing the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit – in today’s rapidly evolving business environment.
The Net Impact chapter at Kelley continues to grow and was recently recognized by national headquarters at the 2010 National Net Impact Conference for having the largest increase in conference attendance. Originally created in 2008, the Kelley Chapter continues to progress from previous developments such as CSR curriculum integration, CSR career resources and development, and an ever-expanding national network of passionate young students and professionals. Our goal is to educate, equip, and inspire Kelley students and faculty to leverage business as a tool for social impact in Bloomington and beyond.