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Interview with a club: IE Net Impact Club

Written on March 4, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Who are we?

IE Net Impact Club is a member of the broader, international Net Impact organization that seeks to empower students and professionals to drive positive change in the workplace and the world. At IE, we endeavor to increase awareness, inspire, and equip the IE community to bring environmental and social impact through business.

Current coordinators

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Net Impact Club members and supporters in Barcelona while we were attending Doing Good Doing Well conference at IESE

President of Net Impact Chapter: Tanya Shariff

VPs of Net Impact Chapter : Barbara Schmaelh and Brian Cabezas

VP Marketing: Chetan Bhardwaj

VP Speaker Series:  Antonis Schwarz

VP Fundraising : Aimee D.

President EcologIE : Keryn Bayliss

President SRF: Javier Avilés

VPs SRF: Kathryn Wellemeyer and Jason Habel

President Global Village: Carolina Schildknecht

VP Global Village:  Arturo Ramirez

President Impact Wknd:Agnes Blanco Querido

VP Impact Wknd: Aditya Sinha

Club activities

This year we have some exciting events lined up:

On Wednesday, March 6th we have an event called “Making More Health” regarding a collaborative effort between Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies, and Ashoka, a global association of social entrepreneurs, to try to improve health in communities around the world. (Please register on ie.edu/alumniagenda.)

In April, we will be hosting Impact Weekend in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Club. Impact Weekend is a social entrepreneurship competition to help budding projects develop a business plan for a social enterprise idea. This year we hope to attract entrepreneurs from other schools in Spain as well.

Net Impact will also host the annual IE favorite – Global Village.  This event celebrates the cultural diversity of IE’s student base. Each club presents some ethnic cuisine and there’s always music and performances to enjoy. It’s a lively event and is always looked forward to with great anticipation.

In November we’ll be hosting our 8th Annual Social Responsibility Forum that brings together students and professionals to discuss sustainability within the context of a variety of topics. Topics cover diverse areas such as energy, finance and entrepreneurship. We are looking for speakers to join us so if you know someone that might be a good fit, please e-mail us.

Our vision

Beyond the activities we previously discussed, we are always on the look out to plan additional panel discussions or to collaborate with other clubs to highlight sustainability issues. We envision more co-sponsored events in the future.  Last weekend, about 13-15 club members travelled to Barcelona to attend IESE’s Doing Good Doing Well conference. In regards to the event, Barbara Christina Schmaehl, a Net Impact VP, said “I particularly liked the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other Net Impacters from around Europe.” Over the past week several of our members travelled to San Francisco, Boston, London and Dubai to participate in the prestigious Hult Global Case Challenge – a start up accelerator for social good. We wish them all the best! 

Get in touch and participate!

Join us at our next event! We are always happy to welcome new members and new ideas to our club! For more information, register with the club in IE Communities and/or email us. You can also follow the club on Facebook.

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