Business School success
Net Impact has announced the 2011-2012 Gold and Silver standings for its chapters (groups). They have awarded the Business School's Net Impact group the prestigious Gold rating.
This is based on the group's performance over the past academic year.
LUBS started Net Impact at Leeds only two years ago, which makes our progress very impressive. This year, just 14% of around 280 Net Impact groups worldwide achieved Gold standing and we are the only one in the UK to have received this distinction. This is a tremendous achievement for the group and places the School at the top of world business schools engaging with corporate responsibility. The only other European schools to achieve the same award were HEC Paris and ESADE.
Net Impact is the international organisation that inspires, educates, and equips individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Its Gold groups are at the forefront of the movement to build a new generation of business leaders. They provide members with critical support to learn about careers for good, expand their professional networks, and put their business skills to work through real-world projects.
The University of Leeds Net Impact group's activities this year were led by President Jaishri Srinivasan and officers Melanie Kloeppner, Sarah Birch and Vwaro Omene. With the support of the Global Talent Centre, they have helped deliver a wide range of events and presentations led by external speakers which have broadened the School's engagement with organisations involved in developing sustainable business practices.
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