Net Impact Chapter at Antioch University New England Earns Gold Standing

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Antioch University New England’s Net Impact chapter has been awarded a prestigious Gold rating by Net Impact, a nonprofit network of chapters whose members work for transformational change through business.

“Gold chapters are at the forefront of the movement to build a new generation of business leaders.”

Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Net Impact chapter has been awarded a prestigious Gold rating by Net Impact. The standings, based on the chapter’s performance in the past academic year, represent the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network.

Net Impact is a nonprofit, volunteer-led network of more than 290 chapters whose members use their business skills in changing the world to help people and the planet, as well as making a profit.

This year, just sixteen percent of Net Impact chapters worldwide achieved Gold standing. Chapters achieve Gold or Silver standing by meeting a rigorous set of requirements based on their activities, programming, and membership reach. “Each year, Gold chapters raise the bar and mobilize students and professionals to use their careers for good. Their critical support provides members real-world projects that build professional skills and a community of peers who work together to achieve their high-impact goals,” said Liz Maw, CEO of Net Impact. “Gold chapters are at the forefront of the movement to build a new generation of business leaders.”

AUNE’s MBA in Sustainability program launched a chapter of Net Impact in 2007. The chapter will continue its momentum into the coming year with monthly events starting in September and plans to bring a large presence to the next Net Impact Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in October.

AUNE’s activities this year were led by a team of seven that included co-leaders Rosie Gallant and Becky Holt, and Polly Chandler, advisor to Net Impact AUNE and program director of the MBA in Sustainability. They held regular networking events and launched the Perpetual Food Pledge, which acknowledges that hunger is a year-round concern and asks those who pledge to donate an item of food every time they shop.

Gold and Silver chapters are recognized publicly within the Net Impact network and in their local communities. They will receive special designation in Business as UNusual, Net Impact’s annual publication showcasing how business programs incorporate social and environmental responsibility into their offerings, among other benefits.

Antioch University New England's MBA in Sustainability
AUNE's MBA in Sustainability students and graduates are leaders of change who recognize that profit is only one measure of an organization's success. This MBA features a forward-thinking business curriculum that emphasizes balancing a company's financial health with environmental sustainability, quality of work life, ethical practices and corporate social responsibility. Choose from a weekend or accelerated option.

About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves approximately one thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn more at:

About Antioch University
Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. Spanning the United States, our campuses, the university-wide Antioch Education Abroad and the Ph.D. in Leadership and Change programs nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and critical thinking to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose.

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