The UCLA Anderson chapter of Net Impact (NI) is a group of students who want to put their business skills to use in a positive way, whether by incorporating environmental management practices into a large corporation, brining microfinance to developing countries, working for a small non-profit, or launching into the world of social entrepreneurship. UCLA Anderson Net Impact is the UCLA chapter of the national Net Impact organization, whose mission is to build a network of leaders committed to using the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental and economic impact. UCLA Anderson Net Impact offers a speakers series, internship opportunities, conferences and social events. To meet the needs of our diverse membership, UCLA Anderson Net Impact often partners with industry-specific clubs and other UCLA graduate schools, including public policy, urban planning and public health.
Real Case: Cases are current strategic challenges in marketing, operations, finance, and leadership for local non-profit organizations
Real Client: Clients are non-profit organizations that apply for this event through a competitive application process.
Real Impact: Non-profits receive valuable strategic recommendations to strengthen their services. Comments from non-profit executives about the 2008
Building on their recently announced “partnership to advance ideas,” UCLA Anderson and TED held the first annual TED Case Challenge in May 2012 as a way to advance the ideas that came out of this year’s TED and TEDActive conferences. Competing teams were responsible for coming up with solutions for how the TED-generated ideas can translate into powerful impact across the world.
The TED Case Challenge tasks graduate students to take the key ideas from the TED conference and the TED Active Projects, and turn them into in-depth research and analysis that can be given to corporate sponsors and potentially other key stakeholders.
The Haskamp Fellowship was created in honor of Heiko Haskamp, an internationally-born Anderson alumnus who was also an accomplished athlete, a skilled electrical engineer, and successful businessman. After his unfortunate death in 1987, the fellowship was created to support those students interested in using their valuable MBA skills in a non-profit, socially, or environmentally-focused internship. Recipients are passionate about serving the public and non-profit realm but focused on using their specific business skills in order to enhance the management teams for the firms they serve.
The recipients are selected from the first year class through an application, essay and interview process overseen by the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.