Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business.

Net Impact @ Ross (NIR) is a 2012 Net Impact Gold Chapter and the 2010 Net Impact Chapter of the Year that includes more than a third of all full time MBA's at Michigan.

RNI was ranked #5 in Net Impact's Business as Unusual guide in 2013. Check out NIR Accomplishments!

NIR membership is diverse – the two things we have in common are the desire to use our skills to make a better world and the energy to have fun doing it!




Get ready for the first ever WASTE AUDIT at Ross! (Feb. 12, 2015)

Want to get down and dirty in Ross waste? Come join us in the Winter Garden on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 between 8:00am - 3:00pm! We will be sorting through waste from the day before to get an idea of students habits concerning trash. We want to find out whether the recycling really is filled with recyclables, learn about your waste habits and educate you on waste-related topics through the use of games. Whether you want to stop by to participate in those fun activities, swing by our information booths, take a survey, play some games, learn about waste and where it goes, or even if you just want to laugh at us.....come by the Winter Garden next week and you will never forget our stench ;)


CONGRATULATIONS to Hult Prize Finalists, Team Porta Play!

On December 9th, 2014, nine teams from across the University of Michigan competed in the first ever Hult Prize@ Michigan competition hosted by RNI. Students presented their social enterprise to address the global gap in early childhood education in urban areas. Porta Play's interactive play-based curriculum and business model was the winner, selected by a panel of judges. Now they will be competing in the regional round of the global competition in March 2015 for the chance to win $1 million for their enterprise. Good luck Porta Play!

Net Impact Conference in Minneapollis

We traveled to Minneapolis in November 2014 for the annual Net Impact conference and go to hear compelling speakers such as CEO of Unilever Paul Polman, Joel Makower of GreenBiz Group,  Shazi Visram, Temple Grandin and Sheryl WuDunn. We attended debates on the future of food, and took a stroll around the organizations fair and stellar 3M innovation booth. Looking forward to next year in Seattle! 

Check out NIRers volunteering at Habitat for Humanity

NIR partnered with Ross Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family in the nearby town of Ypsilanti, Michigan during this past Fall semester of 2014. Thanks again for everyone who volunteered their time! 

NIRers during the Career Trek

In October 2014, NIRers spent the day visiting companies in San Francisco. They even got to visit the Net Impact headquarters. Thanks for having us Net Impact!

National Geographic's former CEO and current Chairman John Fahey visited us at Ross to kick-off the year

A few pointers he made: (1) He mentioned Ross' core mission to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world is "a point of differentiation and core value that really sets this place apart." (2) The developed world is facing huge generational changes and corporations are where the biggest changes will be made, not in government.

Watch a short youtube clip here or see the full event recording here!

Watch the video of NIR Kick-Off with Seth Goldman, CEO of Honest Tea!

We held NIR Kick-Off of 2013-2014 season on October 10, 2013. All of attendees were encouraged by a positive energizer, Seth Goldman. If you missed the event, you can see the video of this exciting event from here!


Sadhguru, founder of the Isha Foundation, delivered the keynote address at RNI's 2012 Thought Leadership Summit.

Listen to his wise words on the importance of reflection and being present.

The 2012 Net Impact National Conference in Baltimore featured a great lineup of inspiring speakers. Check out the video below to get a taste of what you can experience this year in San Jose!

Seth Goldman of Honest Tea and Beatriz Perez of Coca-Cola sit down to talk about partnerships for good.

Watch videos of the 2010 Net Impact National Conference hosted at Ross!

Presentation slides available for Edward Quibell, CFO of Habitat for Humanity International

"Do you envision working with or transitioning to a non-profit in your career? Curious about new development models, including microfinance in emerging markets? Interested in learning more about Habitat for Humanity? Access Mr. Quibell's February 11 presentation slides here.

Video available for Corporate Social Responsibility: What Next?

"Corporate Social Responsibility: What Next?" a conversation between Tom Lyon, Jan Svenjar and Aneel Karnani on October 20, drew more than 150 attendees. Watch the video here.


 Net Impact @ Ross: 2012 Gold Chapter

Gold and silver chapter requirements set a high bar for chapter achievement: this year only 15% of graduate chapters attained silver status and an additional 7% attained gold. 

Gold chapters are the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact Network. They are characterized by energetic members, dynamic leadership, and excellence in all that they do. They also go above and beyond minimum requirements to actively give back to the network by sharing best pratices, mentoring other chapters, and working with Net Impact Central to improve chapter offerings.We are very proud of each and every one of our members for contributing to this distinction. You deserve it!


Beyond Grey Pinstripes Ranks Ross Top 10 in United States - The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business ranks #7 amongst business schools in the United States for integrating environmental, social, and ethical issues into its MBA program, according to the Aspen Institute's 2011-12 Beyond Grey Pinstripes report. The complete ranking of the Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2011-12 "Global 100" business schools can be found at



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