To celebrate the fall harvest season, Net Impact has organized a series of intimate dinner events at sustainable restaurants throughout the city. Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP as soon as you can. If you have any questions, please contact Calgary.email@example.com.
Can business restore the Rainforest? The Guayaki Market-Driven-Restoration business model
Guayaki’s strategic adviser Pierre Ferrari, will share the amazing story of the company’s Market-Driven-Restoration business model which directly links customer purchases to partner farming communities in the South American Atlantic Rainforests. Guayaki’s partners sustainably harvest organic yerba mate from Rainforest grown cultivations and reforestation projects, generating a renewable income stream which enables these communities to improve their lives and restore their lands.
The CSR career path: Current Opportunities & Future Realties
Are you currently interested in CSR communications consulting work? How do you position yourself for CSR work if you are switching career paths? Join an in-depth discussion with Judy Sandford, a Net Impact member and CSR Strategist at Addison, a brand strategy and communications design firm. She’ll share insights, growing challenges and trends as a professional in this field.
Added Value: A Socially Responsible Urban Farming Enterprise
Ian Marvy, the Executive Director of Added Value will be speaking about urban farming and its importance in promoting sustainable development and youth leadership in underserved communities. Added Value’s work in Red Hook has created opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise. This dinner discussion will be held at iCi Restaurant. Since opening in 2004 the owner, Catherine Saillard, has consciously chosen to purchase their food from locally farms, including Added Value, and has successfully woven the restaurant into the social and economic fabric of Brooklyn.
7:30-8:00pm – Arrival & cocktails
8:00-8:30pm – Introductions
8:30-10:00pm – Dinner and Added Value discussion/Q&A
JustMeans – “What good work are you doing now?”
Various social media sites exist today that provide a platform for companies to promote the good work they do, as well as provide valuable resources for individuals looking to find good work to get into! Deb Berman, Managing Director of JustMeans will lead a discussion on how businesses and individuals looking for socially responsible work can make the most of JustMeans’ social media platform which focuses on engaging and informing their online community about socially responsible business. She will also highlight trends in social media for sustainability.
WAVES for Development and the NY Surf Film Festival Present:
A Rising Tide… Charity Party!
When: Wednesday, September 23, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Bar 13, 35 E 13th Street, NYC
Tickets: $15 pre-sale, $20 at the Door (tax deductible)
Raffle Prizes * Spectacular Adventures Film * 2×1 Drink Specials * Giveaways * Surf-Related Non-Profits * “Meet the Filmmakers” Lounge * Trailers of festival films*
Please join us at Bar 13 as we celebrate the diverse work of surf-related nonprofits and kick-off the 2nd annual NY Surf Film Festival and Unsound Pro surf competition!
Surfing has inspired many individuals to take action in the areas of film, conservation, sustainability, education, health, and humanitarian aid. This event will bring together representatives from organizations such as:
SurfAid International . . . And More to Come!
You’ll have an opportunity to learn about these organizations and how you can get involved with their great work. Throughout the evening there will be raffle prizes, 2×1 drink specials, giveaways, trailers of festival films, and a “Meet the Filmmakers” lounge where guests will be able to mingle with some of the festival’s filmmakers!
Each guest will recieve 1 free raffle ticket!
All proceeds will go to these amazing organizations!
As an added bonus, it will be the NYC premiere of the Spectacular Adventures film.
Don’t miss this exciting event, where a rising tide lifts all boats
~WAVES for Development & NY Surf Film Festival
Net Impact NYC Upcoming Events: Making a Meaningful Career Choice in 2009: More than Money Presentation
Happy New Year!
We hope all of you are looking forward to an exciting 2009! To start the year off, we want to provide those of you looking for work in this challenging environment a framework and the confidence to go for the jobs you really want. This may sound obvious, but most of the time other factors (money, fear, social exclusion) get in the way of just “going for it.” Sometimes the safest career decision is to listen to our hearts and take that leap of faith; hopefully this is something we can all strive for in 2009.
Presenters: Mark Albion, Author True to Yourself and Making a Life, Making a Living and Suparna Bhasin
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2009
Location: Herman Miller NYC National Design Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (6th Ave between 45th & 46th streets)
As working professionals, the bottom line is what we focus on day in and day out – crunching numbers, developing strategies, analyzing data. Often times our career choices revolve around our personal bottom lines (how much do I make to live a secure life, to make my mortgage, etc…). Unsure of what to do, we’ve made the safest career choice, confident that you can get back to what you love later. However, if you measure success by “more than money”, what you think is your safest career choice may in fact be your riskiest. In this discussion, we will go through a framework of four central questions and twelve lifelines to guide you on your path to money and meaning. Illustrated with stories and humor, Mark and Suparna will help you create your personal, authentic “destiny plan” for your life and career.
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Please RSVP: http://markalbionevent.eventbrite.com/
**Light snacks and beverages will be served**
Please enjoy this WONDERFUL Video by Mark Albion: