Net Impact

12th Annual Net Impact Conference

Business Leaders Building a Better World
Columbia Business School
November 11th – 14th, 2004

Columbia Business School



12th Annual Net Impact Conference Overview

Each year MBA students and professionals attend the Net Impact Conference which fosters a network of future business leaders committed to addressing social issues such as economic inequality and environmental degradation through progressive business practices. Around 1,400 attendees from around the world attended the 12th Annual Net Impact Conference at Columbia Business School in New York City, November 11–14th, 2004.

Events during this three day conference explored topics such as globalization and emerging markets, social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability and energy, corporate social responsibility, and nonprofit and community development. Conference keynote speakers included Starbucks' CEO Orin Smith and Julius Walls, Jr., CEO of Greyston Bakery. In addition, there was a CEO roundtable with Gary Erickson (Clif Bar), Jeffrey Hollander (Seventh Generation), and Thomas M. Chappell (Tom's of Maine).

Conference activities included Professional development workshops, Networking opportunities, Net Impact chapter building sessions, Social events such as interest group dinners and cocktail receptions, a Business/Career expo, and field trips to organizations around New York City.

To read about this conference, please visit the Social Enterprise News website. Thank you to Net Impact for the following presentations: