Net Impact

Who are we?

Net Impact is a global organization of emerging business leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Net Impact Chapter is one of the largest and most active chapters at Kenan-Flagler, with over 30% of the MBA student body as members. Net Impact’s mission is to build upon the UNC Kenan-Flagler tradition of leadership in sustainable business practices by providing students with education, opportunity, and inspiration to drive social and environmental change. Our Net Impact chapter has received gold status for six consecutive years from the national Net Impact organization.

What do we offer?

In 2006, the UNC Net Impact Club launched the Invest for Impact Competition (formerly Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition). This national annual competition gives students from top business schools a real-world venture capitalist experience as well as awareness of double or triple bottom line valuation techniques.

What are the Stacia L. Wood Social Impact Summer Grants (SISG)?

The 2014-15 Net Impact Club, in partnership with the Full-Time MBA Program and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, launched the UNC Kenan-Flagler Social Impact Summer Grants (SISG),  renamed the Stacia L. Wood Social Impact Summer Grants in 2018.  This program provides financial support to MBA students utilizing business skills during their summer internship with organizations that make a positive social impact.  The grants will supplement the salaries of UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students who take qualified positions using business core competencies in organizations that otherwise could not afford to pay for an MBA intern. Students will enhance the capacity of the host organization to make a long-term positive impact on the community and/or industry while also raising awareness about social and environmental impact strategies at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

What do we strive for?

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Net Impact Club encourages MBA students to be business visionaries and empowers them to act on those ideas. The Club believes that the skills of a well-rounded MBA and the network Net Impact provides can be leveraged across all sectors and stakeholder groups, from corporations and partnerships to not-for-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

For more information about the MBA Net Impact Club at Kenan-Flagler Business School, please visit their website: Kenan-Flagler MBA Net Impact Club.