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Babson College Receives Net Impact's Gold Chapter Standing

Net Impact has announced the 2012-2013 Gold and Silver standings for Net Impact chapters, awarding Babson College the prestigious Gold standing.

Net Impact has announced the 2012-2013 Gold and Silver standings for Net Impact chapters, awarding Babson College the prestigious Gold standing. These standings, based on the chapter’s performance this past academic year, represent the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network. This year, just 24% of over 300 Net Impact chapters worldwide achieved Gold standing.

“Through collaboration, dedication, and a willingness to push boundaries and explore new ideas, this year’s Gold and Silver chapters are leading the way for our global network of impact-makers,” says Net Impact CEO Liz Maw. “These chapters demonstrate just how much can be accomplished when committed individuals decide to make an impact through the work they do.”

Chapters achieve Gold or Silver standing by meeting a rigorous set of requirements based on their activities, programming, and membership reach. This year’s Gold and Silver chapters helped the Net Impact network provide over 2,566 local events worldwide and over 132 programs that allow members to positively impact their community. Gold and Silver chapters also strengthened the overall network by regional collaboration, mentoring other chapters, and sharing successful ideas with their peers.

Babson’s activities this year were led by President Susan Roberts, and included organizing a “Jobs with Purpose” panel and networking event, hosting roundtable discussions with leaders in sustainability and corporate responsibility, company treks, and a number of other initiatives.

“We are grateful for the support we received from The Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson, the faculty and administration, and the overwhelming enthusiasm of the student body, " says Roberts.

Gold and Silver chapters are recognized publicly within the Net Impact network through the Net Impact blog, at the Net Impact conference, and in the annual Business as UNusual guide (Graduate chapters only), as well as receiving recognition in their local communities.

The Babson College chapter is already continuing its momentum for the coming year. Preparations and fundraising efforts are under way to participate in the 2013 Net Impact Conference in San Jose, CA this October.

About Net Impact

Net Impact is a global community of over 40,000 student and professional leaders creating positive social and environmental change in the workplace and the world. Net Impact is San Francisco-based nonprofit with over 300 chapters worldwide that focuses on providing support, connections, and practical advice to help people in all sectors and job functions create a more just and sustainable future.

By Barbara Spies Blair, 781-239-4621, blairb@babson.edu | 6/18/2013 12:00 AM