MISSION STATEMENT

To provide resources for University of Michigan students to explore environmental sustainability in the context of business. Through project-based activities, volunteering, current events, and professional development, Net Impact Sustainability Committee members engage in both local and global sustainability issues.


2015/2016 Academic year: Highlights

  • Launch Action-based Sustainability Projects:
    • Student Sustainability Leadership in the Big House
    • Business Sustainability Curriculum Change
    • Ross Waste Diversion Team
    • Solar Wolverines: Partnership with Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
    • UM Building Energy Audits
    • Impact Investing
    • Maggie's Organics
  • Volunteer Events
    • Invasive Species Clean Up
  • Speaker Series
    • Founders of Maggie's Organics
    • EPA Representative working on Vehicle Emission regulation
    • Brad McKenna, Corporate Citizenship at Robert Bosch LLC 
    • Erb and MBA Student Panel
  • Professional Development
    • Green Career Fair
    • Host Case Competition
    • Career Trek in Detroit
      • General Motors
      • The Detroit Green Garage
      • Detroit Venture Partners
  • Case Studies, Current Events, Social Activities, And More.

 

2014/2015 AcaDEMIC YEAR: HIGHLIGHTS

  • Launched stadium recycling project with $40,000 grant from Michigan athletics and Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund (PBSIF); project ongoing
  • Co-organized Green Career Fair: networking and learning opportunity with current professionals in the green industry
  • Hosted net impact MBA chapter mentorship: panel of Net Impact graduate students offered guidance for undergrads pursuing careers in the environmental sector
  • Conducted waste audit to understand the footprint and diversion of solid waste in the Ross School of Business 
  • Competed in Kill The Cup, an inter-university initiative to encourage use of reusable cups

 

Gallery

Stadium Recycling Leadership team surveys UM Football fans about the new recycling signage. 

Stadium Recycling Leadership team surveys UM Football fans about the new recycling signage. 

Students learn about career opportunities in the environmental field at the Green Career Fair. Over 40 companies were present giving attendees a chance to connect with a wide variety of impact-oriented business leaders. 

Students learn about career opportunities in the environmental field at the Green Career Fair. Over 40 companies were present giving attendees a chance to connect with a wide variety of impact-oriented business leaders. 

Stadium Recycling Leadership team at Earth Fest teaching students about the upcoming changes to the Big House.

Stadium Recycling Leadership team at Earth Fest teaching students about the upcoming changes to the Big House.

Net Impact members embark on the Career Trek in Detroit. Company visits included McKinsey & Company, Quicken Loans, and NextEnergy Center.

Net Impact members embark on the Career Trek in Detroit. Company visits included McKinsey & Company, Quicken Loans, and NextEnergy Center.

Net Impact trip to Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor.

Net Impact trip to Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor.

Sustainability Committee members volunteering at UM Zero-Waste Wrestling Meet to learn about managing zero-waste events. 

Sustainability Committee members volunteering at UM Zero-Waste Wrestling Meet to learn about managing zero-waste events. 

Sustainability Committee members help conduct a waste audit of the Ross School of Business. The findings of this audit will be part of an ongoing project to improve the footprint of the facility. 

Sustainability Committee members help conduct a waste audit of the Ross School of Business. The findings of this audit will be part of an ongoing project to improve the footprint of the facility. 

Net Impact's Instagram page for competing in the inter-University Kill the Cup initiative. 

Net Impact's Instagram page for competing in the inter-University Kill the Cup initiative.