Extracurriculars

     

Type of Offering

Extracurriculars

Each year Antioch's Department of Organization & Management sponsor's the bi-annual conferences of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) and Vermont Businesses for Responsibility (VBSR). Faculty, staff and students attend the conference to represent the MBA in Sustainability program and to network with other individuals and organizations on social and environmental topics.

These conferences are held biannually in the fall and spring.

Type: Topic discussions

The Net Impact Leadership Team hosts monthly social network gatherings for MBA students. Each meeting focuses on a different topic related to content in their degree program and/or career development for MBA students.

Date: October, 2010

AUNE's Net Impact Chapter Supports Local CONNECT Event

Antioch University New England's Net Impact Chapter was a proud community partner for the fifth annual Hannah Grimes Center CONNECT event — Investing In Our Local Living Economy.

Keynote speaker was Ari Derfel, entrepreneur and executive director of Slow Money. He discussed ways that communities can provide the support that local enterprises need. Additionally, Patti Powers of Cheshire Garden was honored as the Hannah Grimes 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Date: November, 2010

Businesses and Social Responsibility: What are the costs? What are the benefits?

Polly Chandler, chair of AUNE’s Department of Organization and Management and representative with both the New Hampshire and Vermont chapters of Businesses for Social Responsibility, hosted a panel of local business leaders who talked about their businesses and about what considerations went into the decision to run their operations with social responsibility as an explicit part of the business model. Topics included employee compensation, environmental impact, sourcing of parts and ingredients and investing responsibly. Panelists included Chroma Corporation’s Paul Millman, ’73; New England Wood Pellet’s Steve Walker; and W.S. Badger Company’s Bill Whyte.

Date: October, 2010

Students, Alumni and Faculty Member Attend Net Impact Conference.

On October 28 through October 30, eight current Antioch University New England Green MBA students, two alumni and one faculty member attended the 18th annual Net Impact Conference, 2020: Vision for a Sustainable Decade. The conference was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was hosted by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Along with the eleven AUNE attendees, over 2,500 people from around the world converged on Ann Arbor to network and learn from each other and from leaders in the field of sustainable business. The goal of the conference was to challenge attendees to envision their role in working toward a sustainable future. In three days, there were ten keynote speakers, a job expo and over 120 sessions discussing topics such as career development, corporate impact, energy and clean tech, the environment and natural resources, international development, investing for impact, social innovation, and urban revitalization and community development.

Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. Net Impact is made up of undergraduate, graduate and professional chapters from around the world. AUNE's Net Impact Chapter is in its fourth year of existence and is led by students Zack Luby and Richard Lawton, and faculty advisor Polly Chandler.