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900+ MBAs Gather to Discuss Corporate Ethics, Social Responsibility, Fair Trade and Environmentalism

900+ MBAs Gather to Discuss Corporate Ethics, Social Responsibility, Fair Trade and Environmentalism

Published 10-25-02

Submitted by Net Impact

Washington, DC - Even as the scandals of corporate giants Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, and Global Crossing continue to dominate headlines worldwide, more than 900 future business leaders convene today in Washington, DC for the 10th Annual Net Impact Conference. The conference will promote the latest thinking about corporate social responsibility and partnerships in the areas of social entrepreneurship, public policy, international business, and the environment. Net Impact, an organization of over 5,000 MBA students and graduates committed to using the power of business to create a better world, has partnered with the business schools at Georgetown, The George Washington University, American University, and the University of Maryland to bring MBAs from across the country to this annual event.

EVENT: 10TH Annual Net Impact Conference

WHEN: Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27.

WHERE: Friday sessions: The George Washington University, Marvin Center, Washington, DC
Saturday sessions: Georgetown University, Conference Center, Washington, DC
Sunday sessions: University of Maryland, Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD

SPONSORS: Booz Allen & Hamilton, Herman Miller, Citigroup, HP, Ford Motor Company, United Way, Timberland, Johnson & Johnson, Initiative for Social Innovation through Business at The Aspen Institute, The Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, Cherokee Investment Partners, The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund, Starbucks Coffee Company, Calvert, Deloitte Consulting, DuPont, Intel and Nike.

TOPICS: The conference will address issues often missing in traditional business school courses and explore the various ways MBAs can use their skills and leadership positions to benefit the greater community. More than 50 sessions will talk place, including:
· Government Incentives for Corporate Social Responsibility
· Community Development Finance
· Trade and its Impacts on Developing Countries
· International Labor Concerns
· Green Investing
· Sustainable Tourism

KEYNOTES: Keynote speakers will include Ben Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder of Ben and Jerry's; Barbara Waugh, Worldwide Personnel Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Co-Founder of HP's World e-Inclusion Program (a new HP business dedicated to bringing the benefits of the new economy to the poor); Stacey Davis, President and CEO of the Fannie Mae Foundation, and Bob Malone, BP's Regional President for North America.

About Net Impact
Net Impact is a network of emerging business leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world. It is also the most progressive and influential network of MBAs in existence today. Originally founded as Students for Responsible Business in 1993, Net Impact has developed from a great idea shared by a few business students into a mission-driven network of 5,000 new leaders for better business. Through a central office and more than 60 graduate chapters, we offer a portfolio of programs to help members broaden their business education, refine their leadership skills, and pursue their professional goals, all while building their network. For more information about Net Impact, visit contact Elizabeth Ross Lieberman at (404) 873-7930 or on her cell phone (404) 788-7929.

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Net Impact is a global nonprofit inspiring a new generation to use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. We empower student and professional leaders to act locally through our vibrant chapter network and connect globally online and through our flagship conference. By 2020, we will mobilize a million new leaders to drive positive change in the workplace and the world. For more information, please visit

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