Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Net Impact Chapter Earns Gold Status
Oakland, CA–June 03, 2014 For the third year in a row, Net Impact has awarded the MBA Net Impact Chapter at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College one of its prestigious gold ratings.
With more than 300 chapters worldwide, Net Impact is a leading national organization comprised of MBA students and professionals who use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest social, economic, and environmental problems.
“Our Net Impact Chapter makes a vital contribution to our school and our mission of educating ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders. I am proud of the chapter’s recognition and of all the contributions that the leadership team and all the chapter members made this year, both to the school and to our community,” said Deborah Merrill-Sands, dean of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.
The gold rating represents the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network based on their performance during the past academic year. Of the more than 300 chapters in the world, a total of 52 chapters earned gold rankings. Lokey Net Impact was among a distinguished group of only 35 graduate schools awarded gold status, including Net Impact chapters at the Haas School of Business, Pepperdine University, and Presidio Graduate School. Gold is the highest honor a chapter can receive. Chapters achieve gold standing by meeting a rigorous set of requirements based on their activities, programming, and membership reach.
The Lokey Net Impact Chapter earned gold status for co-organizing the Sixth Annual Spring Conference on Social Enterprise: “Achieving Social Impact: To Scale or Not to Scale?” co-hosted by the Center for Socially Responsible Business at Mills College; running a Service Corps Program in which two teams of students worked on consulting projects for local nonprofits (Partners in School Innovation and Alameda County Food Bank); hosting workshops and mixers; and running an innovative educational “Sustainability Olympics.”