Does your mission statement include giving back to the community and helping others? Is social entrepreneurship a key fabric of your business acumen? If you have answered yes, please join us at this informative session on what it means to be a Certified B Corporation in our community and nationwide. DC Net Impact and B Local Mid Atlantic are presenting a panel of experts who will provide an overview of Certified B Corporations and help to answer the question as to whether your organization could benefit from this type of formation. We hope you can join us! Register on Eventbrite today.
Join DC Green Drinks and DC Net Impact for a combined April Happy Hour in celebration of Earth Day! Enjoy one of Sauf Haus' many hard-to-find beers on draft, while socializing with a broad array of sustainability-minded professionals across a range of networks and industries. Happy hour specials will be available on all beer, wine, mixed cocktails, platters, and pretzels until 8pm (extended hours just for us!).
Join DCNI for a design thinking challenge where we will develop creative solutions to meet the growing demand for food while decreasing the carbon footprint of food production. No prior knowledge is necessary as we will give you information about the food supply chain, its carbon footprint, and then break you into teams where you will collaborate on ideas that solve the problem. Finally, each team will pitch their solutions to the group. The winning DCNI solution will be submitted to Net Impact's National Office for the next round of judging and a chance to incubate their ideas at an all-expense-paid global food solutions conference in Madison, Wisconsin this spring!
Grab your dinner and join DCNI upstairs at Cava Grill for a discussion on the benefits of locally sourced foods. Our speaker, Jeff Prost-Greene, is the Director of Operations for Up Top Acres, a social enterprise that grows food on local roofs. This premium event will have a limited number of tickets to allow participants time to ask questions and engage in direct conversation with the speaker and other attendees.
Join us for DCNI's Annual Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, January 25th from 6pm-9pm at Local 16. Marilyn Waite, Senior Manager, Energy at Village Capital will be joining us to discuss her new book, Sustainability at Work, and how sustainability can be incorporated into every imaginable career to impact the quadruple bottom line: environment, economy, society, and future generations. Jenny Bock, an economic justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth, will also be discussing her work on campaigns to combat deforestation and other unsustainable land use by targeting the industries and investors that enable such destructive activities.
Come mingle with other professionals focused on sustainability, enjoy delicious bites and happy hour specials, and see what DC Net Impact has in store for 2017. Please register on Eventbrite, and see you there!
Join DC Net Impact in starting off 2017 with a healthy alternative to your standard winter happy hour. We will gather at Fruitive's City Center location to hear about their story and their work in promoting health and wellness in communities across the country. Fruitive will be supplying samples of some of their latest menu items, and registered attendees will receive 30% off the regular menu.
Join DC Net Impact as we celebrate everything we have accomplished this past year and look ahead to an amazing 2017. Proceeds from ticket sales - as well as a portion of drink purchases - will be donated to the Kamal Foundation, which encourages primary education in low-income communities, especially in rural areas. Come have some fun and mingle with fellow sustainability enthusiasts; all for a good cause! Hors d'ouevres will be provided.
Join DC Net Impact as we take an exclusive look at DC's own Hellbender Brewery! Using a highly efficient mash filter system and donating spent grain to local-area farmers, Hellbender not only makes delicious beer, but does so with sustainability in mind. Come learn about their work and grab a pint while you're at it!
Join us for a special private tour of an off-grid, zero energy home in Arlington with follow-up brunch at Lyon Hall in Clarendon. Scott Sklar, President of Stella Group Ltd, is one of the pioneers of renewable energy technology with a career that has spanned four decades, and has taken his green sensibilities to his own backyard. He is known across the globe and will never shy away from an opportunity to share his passion for the sector in the personable, humorous way that he knows best. His extensive bio can be found here. This is a rare opportunity to see how a zero carbon house is set up and maintained. In the era of clean energy, this is the gold standard!
Join us for a joint happy hour between the DC Net Impact Professional Chapter and Student Chapters (Georgetown, George Washington, American U., University of Maryland). Students and professionals alike can come together, collaborate between chapters and celebrate going "back to school" this fall.
Join DC Net Impact and Ted London, author of the book The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale, for a discussion about how businesses can grow sustainably while simultaneously alleviating poverty.
Join DC Net Impact and the Sierra Club for a summer happy hour to network with fellow sustainability experts and environmentalists. We will receive wristbands for extended happy hour until 8:00PM. Cheers!
Have you wondered how one can directly profit by fighting climate change? Have you wondered why this topic does not get more coverage domestically? Are you worried that this topic will continue to be debated and not actually put into motion? Join DC Net Impact on the evening of Wednesday, 7/13, in an intriguing panel discussion featuring leading participants in the carbon finance industry and these questions, plus much more, will be covered.
Please join Net Impact and Mentor Capital Network for an evening with Honest Tea. Led by Seth Goldman, "TeaEO" of Honest Tea, you will have the opportunity to hear from the Honest Tea leadership, sample Honest Tea’s newest drinks, and mingle with fellow Net Impact members and staff of the Mentor Capital Network. Tea and refreshments will be provided.
Join DC Net Impact for a special evening with members of the Board of Directors of Net Impact's National Chapter as we talk about sustainability leadership and what an appropriate mindset is. The format will be a fireside chat, with plenty of time for Q&A and networking with the speakers and attendees.
Join Kimberley Jutze, Chief Change Architect / Founder of Shifting Patterns Consulting, who will lead a small group at this workshop in understanding how to initiate and sustain collaborative relationships.
Join Climate Advisers and DC Net Impact for a panel discussion about climate risk, how investors address these risks, and how firms present potential financial solutions which can mitigate climate risk. During the discussion, the panelists will discuss various case studies specific to palm oil and Southeast Asia. There will be breakout sessions with each of the panelists following the panel discussion.
This is a premium member event! Join DC Net Impact for a tour of LUSH Cosmetics Georgetown and a discussion about sustainable business operations in the retail sector.
Join DC EcoWomen and DC Net Impact on Monday, April 25th for a joint networking happy hour. DC Net Impact is a professional chapter working to inspire, educate and equip professionals to use the power of business to make the vision of a more socially and environmentally responsible world a reality. Come out to mix and mingle with women from both organizations and expand your network! This event is open to DC EcoWomen and DC Net Impact members and non-members. Be sure to bring your business cards for a chance to win a door prize! Light refreshments will be provided.
DC Net Impact's wildly popular Speed Networking event is back for its sixth year. Speed networking offers you the opportunity to make new connections and learn about potential career paths and opportunities in sustainability and social impact through a fast-paced, round-robin style “speed networking” session.
Since opening in 2013, Bluejacket Brewery has been the talk of D.C.'s thriving beer and restaurant scene, incorporating locally sourced ingredients into many of its 20+ draft beers. Join fellow DC Net Impact Premium Members on this exclusive tour of Bluejacket's brewing operations. We'll start promptly at 6pm with a tour of their facility and end with a networking happy hour at their bar, the Arsenal.
DC Net Impact and the Maryland/DC Chapter of the Nature Conservancy are pleased to invite you to a discussion on the outcomes of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. Join national and local climate and policy experts for a recap of the conference and gain understanding of what the outcomes mean for business, policy, and finance. Attendees will learn how they can help their organizations and businesses succeed in a post-COP21 world.
In response to civilizational sustainability challenges, unprecedented concentrations of wealth, and continuing financial crises, there is a New Economy emerging. This talk will focus on how the new economy differs from the old; the role of for-profits and non-profits; and what the new economy means for people seeking to build mission-driven careers. Learn from Eban Goodstein, economist and director of sustainability education, who will share practical tips for professional development in the changing economy. We invite you to stay afterward and mingle with our speaker and other attendees. Light refreshments provided.
Friends, Washingtonians, Countrymen... 'Tis the season to celebrate everything we accomplished in 2015. Join DC Net Impact for a night of merriment and camaraderie at our annual Holiday Party! Though the weather is getting colder, we will be nice and warm on the heated rooftop of Local 16. Whether you are a lifetime Net Impact member or have yet to come to one of our events, we look forward to toasting away the year with you!
Join a discussion of international development leaders on how donor agencies and implementers are adapting to, and mitigating the effects of, climate change in the energy and agriculture sectors. In addition to discussing climate change, the panelists will describe their career paths and answer your questions. We invite you to stay afterwards to network and mingle with our panelists and learn more about their stories.
Join D.C. Net Impact for a tour to learn about Lutron's product innovation in lighting and lighting controls. The Lutron Commercial Experience Center is a showcase for energy-saving lighting control and shade technology. Net Impact members and guests will have the opportunity to tour the center and see the full suite of expandable and wireless solutions at work to drive down operating costs and create a more pleasant and productive work environment. Shaun Taylor, Location Manager, will describe Lutron's efforts to drive product innovation and improve workplace sustainability. After the tour, we will continue the conversation with a rooftop happy hour.
Increasingly, foundations and individual donors are trying to figure how to measure the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits, in order to steer resources to where they can do the most good. But which measurements are the best indicators? And how can organizations best serve all their stakeholders when the definition of "effectiveness" varies?
Moderator Marc Gunther and our panel of experts will weigh in on the impact measurement trend that is having profound effects across the nonprofit sector.
There's no better way to cool off after a long summer day than with DC Net Impact! Join us on July 21st for happy hour at the Gryphon, where you can catch up with old friends and make some new ones too. It's just a quick walk from the Dupont Circle metro and no entry fee is required, so come out for some cool refreshments and great company!
DC Net Impact is teaming up with Defense Entrepreneurs Forum DC Agora for an evening tour of Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown. There will be a short presentation about the mission behind the bakery, along with some tasty goodies for us to try.