Part of the value of the MBA program is the opportunity to network and get involved with local organizations. Many of us have found board and committee positions through SFU that will allow us to put our hard-earned business skills to work and give us invaluable experience before the job search is in full swing.
One of these organizations is Net Impact, a global non-profit association of business professionals and students working towards greater social and environmental sustainability. The SFU Segal Chapter is planning its 2010/11 year and I’m excited to be a member of the board to share information and work on upcoming events and initiatives.
Net Impact is currently highlighting the Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition that awards $100,000 in cash and prizes to outstanding business plans that are still in the start-up phase and have a defined social or environmental goal. Summaries are due by December 3rd, 2010 and a list of past winners can be found on the William James Foundation website.
This is a great opportunity for business students and budding entrepreneurs. It also provides a wealth of inspiration and a way to showcase sustainable business models that we might see develop in the near future.