AUNE’s Net Impact Chapter Given Silver Standing

The Net Impact chapter at Antioch University New England (AUNE), sponsored by the MBA in Sustainability program in the Department of Organization and Management, has achieved Silver chapter standing.

Silver standing earns AUNE’s Net Impact chapter special recognition at the Net Impact Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 27-29, and inclusion in the conference guidebook. The chapter will also be featured on Net Impact’s website and promoted in the organization’s Business as UNusual Guide, a guide to business programs at colleges and universities.

“It’s a great accomplishment for our small but mighty program,” said Polly Chandler, chair of the Department of Organization and Management, in congratulating the chapter.

Chapter co-leaders Zach Luby, a recent graduate of the MBA in Sustainability program, and Richard Lawton, a candidate in the program, launched a regular Saturday night meeting at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Keene. It brings together the three MBA in Sustainability cohorts and creates a venue for students to share accomplishments and to network about careers. They also enrolled more students in the chapter by assembling a team to work on membership and web design.

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and educate people to use the power of business in creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. AUNE’s Net Impact chapter was founded in 2007.

Chapters attain Gold or Silver standing by meeting requirements based on their activities, programming and membership. The standings are renewed each year. This year, sixteen percent of more than 180 graduate student Net Impact chapters achieved silver standing and thirteen percent achieved gold standing.