Georgetown Net Impact Chapter Receives Gold Status Three Consecutive Years

July 16, 2012 Net Impact Board 2012

McDonough School of Business Group Among Top 34 Chapters Worldwide

For the third year in a row, the MBA Net Impact Chapter at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has been awarded Gold Status by Net Impact Central, the national office of the organization that teaches students to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Achieving Gold Status places the chapter among the top of the more than 300 worldwide chapters. Of the 184 graduate chapters, only 34 have been awarded this status. Gold is the highest honor a chapter can reach.

“Gold Status is hard to achieve and difficult to maintain. The fact that our students have managed to do it is a testament to their values,” said Edward Soule, an associate professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and Net Impact faculty advisor. “These young people exemplify the core commitment of Georgetown McDonough: to produce principled leaders in service to business and society.”

Chapters achieve Gold or Silver standing by meeting a rigorous set of requirements based on their activities, programming, and membership reach. Last year’s Net Impact activities at Georgetown included a week dedicated to social impact panels and events, multiple site visits to regional international development organizations, a lunch session with P&G’s Vice President of Sustainability, and industry specific networking events. In addition, the chapter hosted Net Impact Day, where speakers from corporations, non-profits, foundations, and government organizations discussed bridging business and impact and met with students.

“We're honored to carry on the tradition set by the previous Georgetown Net Impact presidents,” said chapter co-presidents Patrick Jordan and ZoeLu. “This year we will continue to plan activities that support Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business as a hub of social impact in business.”

Pictured above: The Georgetown Net Impact Board for 2012.
About Net Impact
Net Impact is an international non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Spanning six continents, membership makes up one of the most influential networks of professionals and students in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world. The Net Impact network includes nearly 280 volunteer-led chapters in cities around the world and a central office in San Francisco, Calif.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world policy and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit