Net Impact: Path to Purpose

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer If you’re ever looking to be incredibly inspired about environmental and business sustainability opportunities, attend a Net Impact Conference! I had the opportunity to experience this inspiration. During the two-and-a-half-day conference, a variety of events were hosted, including an opening reception at The World of Coca-Cola, keynote speakers, a career […]

U.S. Debt Crisis: What Does This Mean for Millennials?

By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Let me ask you this: What is the United States Financial Debt Crisis? Who does this affect? To answer the first question plainly: The United States Government spends more money than it receives from tax revenue. This creates a deficit. The government then borrows money to make up the difference, […]

Net Impact: Defining B-Corp Certification

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer Are you interested in a career path connecting social change to profitable business ventures? If yes, then hopefully you’ve already begun exploring the world of social enterprises and the impact-driven missions that define their organizational charters while at the same time promoting social and environmental initiatives on a global scale. […]

Debt and Pumpkins: Two Things to Be Sure of This Fall

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer The current U.S. debt exceeds $19 trillion. Under present conditions, the country’s federal debt will surpass its entire annual economic output within 25 years. Just in time to spook us before Halloween, MAGAM ’18 students Griffin Gosnell and Cameron Segura hosted the Net Impact-sponsored event Up to Us to […]

Net Impact Prep: U.S. Energy Efficiency Legislation Promoting Social Enterpise

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer Who is responsible for our ecological footprint, how does new legislation impact your business, and why should you care? Energy efficiency legislation is pushing new products and innovative ideas to the marketplace to drive a global economic and psychological campaign to reduce environmental impact and increase consumer consciousness regarding sustainability. […]

2016 Net Impact Conference

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer For those interested in careers in the non-profit or NGO sectors, development projects through global organizations such as the World Bank (WB) or International Monetary Fund (IMF) provide an interesting track to getting involved and gaining experience. These globally-oriented organizations effectively organize subsidiary branches and projects all over the world, […]

T-Birds in Madagascar

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor; Alex Marino, Staff Writer; and Melissa Gaylord-Ratsimbazafy, Guest Writer If you haven’t figured it out yet, the true value of being a T-bird is access to a network of unique opportunities that place you in a position to let your ambitions and passions run wild. In this authentically misfit style, T-bird […]

Global Mindset. Local Footprint.

By Emma Livingston, Co-editor On Saturday, September 12th, 17 Thunderbird students dragged themselves out of bed just after dawn and assembled in front of the pub. Their mission: Work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity to help build a decent, affordable house for a low income Maricopa County resident. The event was organized by Leah […]

GCF: Marketing a la sustainability

If you were on campus this Friday, chances are high that you were at least at one of the array of events at the Global Citizen Forum (GCF) by Net Impact. While the GCF was  intended to inspire and educate T-birds about using the power of business to create a social and environmentally sustainable benefits, a […]

Global Citizen Forum 2014

  Inspired by Thunderbird’s mission of educating global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide, the 4th Annual Global Citizen Forum will give students, alumni, industry leaders, and professors an opportunity to engage in candid discussions about how for-profit companies are changing the face of global business. The focus of this year’s conference (and the 2 […]