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Jackie Bagnall, Senior Lecturer

Business School Net Impact group achieves silver status

It was recently announced that the Business School was the first and only UK chapter of the Net Impact global organisation to be awarded silver status in the first year of acting.

It was also one out of only five undergraduate chapters in 2012 to be given this status across the world.

Net Impact is a community of more than 30,000 changemakers who, through their workplaces, are tackling some of the world’s toughest problems. They put their business skills to work for good throughout every sector, showing the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and planet too.

Jackie Bagnall, Senior Lecturer commented: “We were thrilled to be awarded silver status after only a year of membership, especially as we are unique in the UK in that respect. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of a small group of students, led by Aleksander Aleszczyk, that so much was achieved in such a short space of time.”

Professor Robin Mason, Dean added: “The University of Exeter Business School has been at the forefront of redefining approaches to business and management education to tackle the rising challenge of sustainability. Our innovative and exclusive One Planet MBA is one major initiative; as is membership of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) and other organisations such as Net Impact. We are also the first Business School in the UK to become carbon neutral.”

Date: 10 July 2012

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