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Net Impact

Net Impact Speakers and Events


Learn about ethical decisions in various industries by catching a Net Impact speaker or event! Information regarding speakers and events for the 2009-10 academic year will be posted throughout the year. In the meantime, check out the topics the SJU Net Impact chapter has engaged in previous years.


The 18th Annual Net Impact Conference

"2020: Vision for a Sustainable Decade"

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

October 28-30, 2010

The Arrupe Center will send two SJU-NI members to represent the Haub School at this conference.



"Global Business and Microfinance Brigades: International Service Opportunities"

Presented by Ally Barnes, Global Business Brigades

April 12, 2010

Appealing to students interested in gaining real-world business experience while making a real difference, Ally Barnes advised how to get hands-on experience in the field, working with microenterprise stakeholders to assess business processes, perform SWOT analysis, conduct workshops, and ultimately identify where students want to invest capital to improve their profitability.

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SJU Net Impact Joins Philabundance to Help Local Families in Need: December 5, 2009

Bridgette, Suzanne, and Greta

Net Impact members Bridgette Henner, Suzanne McLaughlin, and Greta Kropp prepare bags of cereal for delivery.

Nick, Olena, and friends

Nick Pinchuk and Olena Mushchynska and other volunteer friends construct boxes for the food deliveries.

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The 2009 Net Impact North American Conference
"Advancing Sustainable Global Enterprise: Changemakers, Innovators, and Problem Solvers"

Hosted by the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise

The Johnson School

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

November 13-14, 2009

The Haub School's Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics sponsored two Net Impacters, Adam Schmidt and Joel Mendonca, to attend the conference.

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"Net Impact Service Corps: Helping Area Nonprofits Solve Problems"

Presented by Anthony Shapella, Manager, Philadelphia Net Impact Service Corps, SJU-NI's own Meaghan Killeen

October 28, 2009

Learn more about the Net Impact Service Corps!


Spring '09 Community Day: April 18, 2009

MISSION:  Community Day is a day of campus-wide service aimed at strengthening our campus community while giving back to our neighbors and fulfilling our Jesuit mission of being men and women with and for others.

HISTORY: This day of service began in April 2007, when the University Student Senate, Black Student Union and Student Union Board joined forces to serve our community in hopes of softening tensions on campus as well as giving back to our community. The first Community Day had approximately 60 volunteers and served three service sites across the Philadelphia area.

Since then, Community Day has been held once per semester, and boasts over 300 volunteers and 10+ service sites each semester. An official Community Day team was formed to plan the day, and Community Day became a student organization in the spring of 2009.

This spring's Community Day took another exciting step-- partnering with National Alumni Board's National Day of Service to become National Community Day. Now, in addition to serving sites across Philadelphia, Community Day will now take place nationally-- with both current Hawks and Hawk Alumni leading the efforts.

The 2008 Net Impact North American Conference
"The Sustainable Advantage: Creating Social and Environmental Value"

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 

November 13-15, 2008

The SJU Net Impact chapter had a huge presence at this year's conference, with over 25 Haub School faculty and students attending. The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics sponsored the SJU-NI contingent and also cosponsored the Green Economy Case Competition. The 2008 Net Impact North America conference brought together over 2,400 students and professionals for three days of panels, keynotes and networking opportunities.

Keynote Recap

  • John F. Brock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., and Carter Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in a conversation moderated by Marc Gunther of FORTUNE.
    >> View the video from Alternative Channel
  • Matt Kistler, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in conversation with Kellie McElhaney, Haas School of Business
  • John Wood, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Room to Read, and Kate Roberts, Founder of YouthAIDS, moderated by Anne Marie Burgoyne of the Draper Richards Fund


SJU-NI lends its brains and brawn to numerous volunteer projects in the Philadelphia area. Some of these events are coordinated jointly between the Net Impact HQ and the regional chapters. Two of these projects in the summer of 2008 were community clean-up and beautification efforts at Bartram's Garden and near the banks of the Schuykill River. Of all the regional Net Impact chapters, SJU's was the only one to participate in these two efforts.



Christy Munding
Saint Joseph's alumna
Founder, Global Touch Jewelry
Founder, Philadelphia professional chapter of Net Impact
Christy will inform us about how microfinancing works within the context of her company, Global Touch Jewelry.

October 15, 2008
5:15-6:15 p.m.
MV 209

"On a trip to India in the summer of 2006, founder Christy Munding was inspired to make a social impact. She was visiting India through an MBA study program and during her stay visited Ujjivan, a microfinance institution located in Bangalore. Christy left that meeting with CEO Samit Ghosh inspired by the work that Ujjivan was doing in Bangalore, and by the stories of how microfinance was helping to change the lives of the individuals it touched.

"It was in the markets of Bombay where the idea for Global Touch was born. Christy (an admitted shopaholic) found amazing jewelry and unique items in the markets that she knew her family and friends would love. It was there and then that she found her way to make an impact by meshing her desire to provide others with unique items from around the world, with her desire to contribute to the efforts of microfinance."



Rick Boleto of Starbucks addresses socially responsible business and fair trade with the SJU-NI chapter

Rick Boleto
District Manager and Coffee CSR Diplomat
Starbucks Coffee Company

February 20, 2008
Jason Rumsey
General Manager
Allied Waste Services

January 30, 2008
Teri Lynn Nunnari
Eastern Regional Retail Health Director
December 6, 2007