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Net Impact

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.

At the heart of our community are over 50,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Net Impact has more than 300 student and professional chapters worldwide, each offering their own unique programming to meet the needs of local members.


Established in 2008, our mission is to spark conversations, drive sustainable change and inspire MBA students to make a beneficial impact in the community and around the globe.


  • Since 2009, active supporters of and participants in First Book ( Volunteers have distributed over 5,000 books to children of low-income families
  • 2010: UST MBA students took 1st place in the Net Impact Pioneer Employer and Curriculum Change Case Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 2011: two Net Impact members volunteered with Hope Medical Clinics, based in Kampala, Uganda
  • 2011: Admissions Possible, a semester-long consulting project at the request of the OCB Dean to a national nonprofit seeking to enhance low-income students' access to higher education.
  • 2012: event at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, where Pentair Inc. discussed clean water technology.
  • 2013: hosted Brad Buck, Senior Director of Operations and Corporate Engagement, Land O'Lakes Inc., for a discussion of sustainable farming practices. This November, initiated the first-ever Sustainability Happy Hour. Event featured Dean Englemann, owner, Wise Acre, and Catherine Gunsbury, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, General Mills.
  • OCB sponsored seven MBA attendees at the Net Impact National Conference in Silicon Valley.
  • Faculty members/students actively engaged in planning for the 2014 Twin Cities area conference

We're in Business as UNusual!

Business as UNusual is the only guide that provides student perspective on their MBA programs’ inclusion of social and environmental themes in the curriculum, student activities, and career services. For full findings, download your complete copy of Business as UNusual today.


Co-Presidents: Allison Cambronne and Jesse Vasquez 

Faculty Advisors
Christopher Michaelson and David Rodbourne

Useful Links:

Net Impact Central:
Minneapolis Professional Chapter:

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