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UCLA Anderson Impact Week Conference
UCLA Anderson’s Impact Week celebrates our community’s commitment to creating a more equitable, just, and sustainable society. With a theme of “Power to Change,” Impact Week 2021 featured ideas, practices, and skills that business leaders need to change their organizations and industries in support of social justice, economic inclusion, environmental sustainability, quality healthcare, educational equity, and other important global goals.

Impact Week is organized by UCLA Anderson's Center for Impact@Anderson and the Net Impact MBA Chapter, in collaboration with partners within the business school and across the broader UCLA community. The program is open to all students, alumni, prospective applicants, industry professionals, and the public.


Monday, April 19

Time Session
11:30 p.m.

Net Impact Student Leaders Kick Off Panel

5:00 p.m.

Confronting the Digital Divide: EdTech Innovation for Educational Equity

Co-presented by UCLA Anderson Easton Technology Management Center

Tuesday, April 20

Time Session
11:30 a.m.

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

  • Rebecca HendersonEconomist and John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School
5:00 p.m.

Immigration and Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Kim Luu-Ng, Human Rights Attorney and Co-owner of Cassia Restaurant

Co-Presented by AnderEats and The UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights

Wednesday, April 21

Time Session
11:30 a.m.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Miguel Unzueta, Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson

5:00 p.m.

Fair Chance Hiring Workshop: A Defy Ventures Workshop for UCLA Anderson Students and Alumni

Thursday, April 22 – Earth Day

Time Session
12:00 p.m.

Plastic Pollution and Possible Solutions: Panel with Policy, Private Sector, and Academic Leaders

Co-presented by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

5:00 p.m.

Investing for 1.5°C: Aligning Finance with Global Climate Goals

Co-Presented by CFA Society Los Angeles and the UCLA Anderson Fink Center for Finance & Investments and Anderson Investment Finance Association

Friday, April 23

Time Session
9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán on an Equitable Economic Recovery

10:00 a.m.

Tech and Society: The Corporate Response to Communities in Crisis

Co-presented by UCLA Anderson Easton Technology Management Center

11:00 a.m.

Networking Hour

12:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: Emma Stewart, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netflix

1:00 p.m.

Brand Equity: Suzan Shown Harjo on the Sixty-Year Campaign against Native American Mascots

Co-presented by UCLA Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports and Anderson Sports Business Association

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Relive the Highlights of Past Impact Week Conferences

The biggest Impact Week Conference to date, UCLA Anderson welcomed more than 49 speakers, 673 attendees over five days.

Social entrepreneurs pitched their social enterprises and ideas as part of Impactathon®, an interactive social impact workshop and hackathon.

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UCLA Anderson designs mindful events to raise awareness and build enthusiasm across sustainable sectors and social responsibility.