2017 Impact Summit: Building a Better Future
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2017 Impact Summit: Building a Better Future

2017 Impact Summit: Building a Better Future

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Boston University Trustee Ballroom

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Boston, MA 02215

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The fifth annual Impact Summit brings together local professionals and graduate students interested in a career with positive social or environmental impact. This year's Summit theme is "Building a Better Future."

The Impact Summit is a collaboration among Boston area Net Impact Chapters and will feature:

  • The opportunity to network and build connections with other like-minded individuals in the Boston area
  • Panel discussions on topics you care about
  • An incredible workshop on "Design Thinking & Rapid Prototyping"
  • Exhibitors from the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Bob Hemphill: Co-founder, AES Corporation and CEO, Sunshine Soldiers

Liz Powers: CEO, ArtLifting


IMPACT SUMMIT PROGRAM

Registration and Coffee: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynotes: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Clare Connolly, President, Net Impact Boston

Bob Hemphill, Co-Founder, AES Corporation and CEO, Sunshine Soldiers

Panel Session I: 11:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Panel 1: Feeding our Communities: Corporate Citizenship through Product and Beyond
Panel 2: Making an Impact without the Title
Panel 3: The Role of Renewable Energy and Green Building Practices in Local Real Estate


Lunch: 12:15 - 12: 45 p.m.

Complimentary lunch will be served


Summit Expo: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Panel Session II: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Panel 4: Bridging the Skills Gap
Panel 5: Food Innovation
Panel 6: Sustainable Fashion

Break: 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Panel Session III: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Panel 7: Sustainable Water Systems
Panel 8: Corporate Sustainability
Workshop: Design Thinking & Rapid Prototyping: Stop PowerPointing everything to Death!

Closing Keynote: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Liz Powers, CEO, ArtLifting

Happy Hour: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bertucci's, 533 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215


PANEL DETAILS

Panel 1: Feeding our Communities: Corporate Citizenship through Product and Beyond
Organized by: Boston College Carroll School of Management Net Impact Chapter

Moderator: Colleen Olphert, Director of Membership and Member Services of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Panelists:

  • Allie Kroner, Community Development Director & Executive Director, Family Foundation at b.good
  • Ryan Midden, Flagship Quality Manager, Ben & Jerry's
  • Ismail Samad, Executive Chef, Daily Table

Panel 2: Making an Impact without the Title

Moderator: Dr. Teresa Nelson, Professor, Simmons School of Management

Panelists:

  • Asheen Phansey, Sustainability Solution Experience Senior Manager, Dassault
  • Jen Eno, Senior Project/Program Manager, Dell EMC
  • Dan Comella, IT/Operations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Melissa Small, Global Manager, Community & Partnerships, MilliporeSigma

Panel 3: The Role of Renewable Energy and Green Building Practices in Local Real Estate
Organized by: The Questrom School of Business at Boston University Net Impact Chapter

Moderator: Lily K. Song, PhD, Urban Planning Researcher and Practicioner, Boston University

Panelists:

  • Julie Klump, Vice President, Design and Technical Services, POAH
  • Darien Crimmin, WinnCompanies
  • David Queeley, Eco-Innovation District Director, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation

Panel 4: Bridging the Skills Gap
Organized by: Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter

Moderator: Kevin Flynn, Vice President of Recruitment, Commongood Careers

Panelists:

  • Mike Wasserman, Executive Director, Boston Debate League
  • Cassius Johnson, Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Influence, Year Up
  • Matthew Gelman, Leadership Team Co-Chair, YNPN

Panel 5: Food Innovation
Organized by: The MIT Sloan School of Management School of Management Net Impact Chapter

Moderator: Holly Fowler, Co-founder and Managing Director, Northbound Ventures

Panelists:

  • Jaren Auerbach, Founder, Red's Best
  • Adam Melonas, Founder, Chew
  • Derek Singer, Stonyfield
  • ‎Ann Hoogenboom, Sustainability Coordinator, Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Panel 6: Sustainable Fashion
Organized by: The Northeasatern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business Net Impact Chapter

Moderator: Jennifer Varekamp, Professor of Fashion, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Panelists:

  • Nick Lunger, New Balance
  • Griffin Vanze, Aeon Row
  • Mary Savoca, Co-Founder Ash & Rose

Panel 7: Sustainable Water Systems
Organized by: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University Net Impact Chapter

Moderator: Dr. Ann Rappaport, Lecturer, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Panelists:

  • Anisha Anantapadmanabhan, Ceres
  • Jim Barsanti, NEWEA & Town of Framingham
  • John Sullivan, Chief Engineer for Boston Water & Sewer


Panel 8: Corporate Sustainability
Organized by: The Clark University School of Management Net Impact Chapter

Moderator: Will O'Brien, Associate Professor of Practice, Clark University

Panelists:

  • Mark Buckley, VP Environmental Affairs at Staples
  • Johanna Jobin, Global EHS and Sustainability Director at Biogen
  • Jill Ceplinskas, National Grid
  • Dave Correll, Professor, Clark University

Panel 9: Design Thinking & Rapid Prototyping: Stop PowerPointing everything to Death!

Too often we sit in a closed room on our laptops waiting to unveil our magical idea or solution to a client. Design Thinking encourages the opposite. Work closely with the client. Fail a lot - and quickly - along the way. Go Lo-Fi to get early feedback. We'll test these ideas in an interactive Rapid Prototyping session.

Led by: Drew Bonfiglio, Co-Founder & Partner, Emzingo

Closing Keynote Speaker:

Liz Powers, CEO, Artlifting


SUMMIT EXPO:

Engage with forward-thinking employers and innovative organizations in an open, exhibition-style format. This is an opportunity to make valuable connections whether you’re looking for a job, networking, or exploring innovations in the fields of environmental or social responsibility.

For more information about Net Impact Boston, please visit: http://netimpactboston.org/

Special thanks to our generous host and sponsor of this event:

Boston University Questrom School of Business

BU University Questrom School of Business

And our other generous sponsors:

cca


Casella


BPM

This event is being spearheaded by the Boston Professional Chapter of Net Impact in partnership with local graduate school chapters of the organization, including:

The Boston College Carroll School of Management Net Impact
The Questrom School of Business at Boston University
The Clark University Graduate School of Management
The Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business Net Impact Chapter
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
MIT Sloan School of Management

Parking Information:

Granby Lot (cash only): 665 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA

Kenmore Lot (cash only): 549 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA


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