Students and Professionals Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility Descend on Nashville

Source: CSRwire
Original Publish Date: October 31, 2007

Over 1,800 Head to Vanderbilt University for Net Impact Conference November 1-3

NASHVILLE and SAN FRANCISCO – October 31, 2007 – As demand for corporate social responsibility grows, the stage is set for an unprecedented gathering of students and professionals committed to those ideals at this year’s Net Impact Conference in Nashville. Hosted by the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, this leading forum will welcome participants from around the globe to the Vanderbilt campus November 1-3.

The 2007 conference – entitled “Building a Sustainable Future: What Will You Do Next?” – will bring together over 1,800 participants who will focus on corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, international development, and nonprofit and environmental management. There will be over 300 speakers and 90 panels, with keynote speeches from Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia; Charles O. Holliday, Chairman and CEO, DuPont; and Tensie Whelan, Executive Director of the Rainforest Alliance. In addition, more than 30 major organizations have signed on as sponsors and over 70 companies will be on-site as part of this year’s career fair.

“The Net Impact conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for business school students and professionals to engage in the issues and jumpstart their own ideas on sustainability and responsible business practice,” said Liz Maw, executive director of Net Impact.

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