When it comes to being green, GW’s Net Impact chapter at the School of Business is leading the way. The graduate student-led organization has been selected as one of only seven chapters nationwide for a $1,500 grant and a partnership with CleanTech U, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization. CleanTech will work with Net Impact to inspire a new generation of environmentally conscious innovators and entrepreneurs to address global climate change problems.
“Net Impact’s partnership with CleanTech U will help introduce GW students to the incredible opportunities that will present themselves through a revolutionary transformation of the world’s energy infrastructure,” said Jeremy Dommu, current MBA student and chair of environmental initiatives for Net Impact. “The goal is to create programming that brings together an interdisciplinary group of students to interact with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and government officials who are driving innovation in this sector.”
Net Impact focuses on ways businesses can make a positive social, environmental and economic impact. Through the partnership, the organization will also have the opportunity to work with Craig Wing, executive director of CleanTech U; their first brainstorming session is scheduled for October.
“GW holds strategic importance for us due to its geographical location to policymakers on the Hill, and we are expecting significant developments stemming from this partnership,” Wing said in a statement.
GW’s Net Impact chapter has a history of excellence, and was recently awarded gold chapter status. Only 7 percent of Net Impact chapters receive this designation, making GW’s Net Impact chapter one of only 16 Gold Graduate Chapters worldwide.
Posted by gwsb on September 23, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.