Drucker Net Impact

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Our Mission

To inspire, educate, and equip individuals to build a socially and environmentally sustainable society through outstanding executive leadership.

Our club supports Peter Drucker's management philosophy that business leaders have an ethical responsibility to make a positive difference in institutions which they touch, and we strive to offer students an environment in which to practice these values.

As one of hundreds of Net Impact chapters around the globe, we're a unique part of a huge network of leaders who have found success by making the world a better place.

Our Activities

Drucker Net Impact is an arena that students use to explore issues about which they're most passionate. This means club activities are guided entirely by students. There are no limits - issues can be anything from exploring the 'base of the pyramid' to solving local poverty or designing better waste management systems.

The activities in which students explore these issues sit in a wide spectrum as well. Generally though, club activities will touch our four tactical areas:

 


Campus projects
: No one is better at designing, launching, and managing a project than are business school students. These efforts provide a chance to apply classroom knowledge.

Past projects include engineering an "Adopt-A-Recycling Bin" competition to study recycling at CGU, raising money with a national philanthropy group to fight local hunger, and conducting energy audits at local businesses.



Case competitions
: Drucker students are a different type of MBA, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than during case competitions. Competitions allow students to demonstrate their mastery of skills, knowledge, and creativity alongside other MBAs.

 

Past case topics include engaging low-wage employees and increasing national recycling rates.


Conferences
: Besides being a strong force in regional Southern California events, we also explore the cutting edge of sustainability and network with sustainability-minded professionals by sending delegates to the national Net Impact conference.

Past keynotes have included Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia; Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric; Chad Holliday, CEO of DuPont; and Al Gore, Chairman of Generation Investment Management and former Vice President of the United States.

Education: We strive to ensure students are given opportunity to learn about sustainability academically, both inside the school curriculum and as a supplement to traditional Drucker classes. Past efforts include designing a semester long course on sustainability topics, publishing a catalog of 7C sustainability classes, and hosting campus speakers.

Get Engaged with Drucker Net Impact

Looking for more information on current activities? Wish to explore a partnership between your organization and our club? Desire to offer support? Then please connect with our leadership team by emailing DruckerNetImpact@cgu.edu.

 

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