Monthly Archives: November 2011
Meet the Authors of Infinite Vision.
Join us for coffee and an intimate discussion with the authors of Infinite Vision: How Aravind Became the World’s Greatest Business Case for Compassion. This book was written by Pavi Mehta and her co-author Suchitra Shenoy.
An endorsement from the book jacket: “A must-read for anyone interested in leadership, service, and the building of institutions that release the best energies of the human spirit.” – Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder-CEO, Acumen Fund, and author of The Blue Sweater
Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Note: Several copies of the book will be given to the first to RSVP. Location will provided upon RSVP.
The idea behind the event is to encourage restaurants to make vegetarian food more “fun”, and offer more variety rather than just salads or steamed veggies, which tend to put off people from having vegetarian food. By making it more accessible, fun and tasty, people are more incentivized to increase vegetarian food in their diet and reduce their carbon footprint, while choosing a healthier lifestyle at the same time.
Date: November 15, 2011
Location: Lineage Restaurant, 242 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 (Phone: 617.232.0065)
Cost: $38 pp for a three-course vegetarian dinner
RSVP: email@example.com (Seats are limited; Net Impact Members have first priority, but non-members interested in joining Net Impact are also welcome)
And if you really want to know how much of a difference you can make with a vegetarian diet, check out the excellent paper Diet, Energy and Global Warming.
I spent this past weekend in Portland, Oregon at the Net Impact National Conference, with Devon Long-Lytle and Shruthi Rao from the NIB team as well as 2,500+ Net Impact members from around the globe. There were undergraduate, MBA and Professional Chapters represented attending keynotes, panel sessions, quick-pitch challenges and workshops. There was more than enough for everyone; topics included CSR, Energy and the Environment, Socially Responsible Investing, as well as Social Enterprise and International Development. This was my first conference and, like all people there, I left more inspired about making (or helping others make) a positive social and environmental difference using the power of business. If you have not been to a conference or were unable to attend, mark your calendar and save your pennies for next year — a bit closer, in Baltimore!
Here are a few words (not quoted perfectly, but abridged from my notes) from Hannah Jones, VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation at Nike, during the closing Keynote. It’s a strong message and a great inspiration for how we can all move forward in our jobs and in the world.
“Stay hungry, stay focused and OBSESS INNOVATION…Sustainability is not about planting trees…This is not about managing risk, but about innovation…RE-THINK how sustainability practitioners show up…DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY…Sustainability is the innovation challenge….THINK like an innovator…Do ONE THING GLORIOUSLY and help bring ideas to scale…YOU are the change the world is waiting for.”
If you are not already a Net Impact Boston member, please take the time to join this fantastic community now.
2011 Net Impact Boston President