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Impact@Anderson Events


We are champions of social impact. We design events to raise awareness and build enthusiasm across sectors. Students, faculty and alumni turn out to contribute and discuss big ideas in social responsibility.

High Impact Tea with Scot Rank ('89), Former CEO of Grupo Lala and Walmart Mexico and Central America

We will be featuring UCLA Anderson Alum, Scot Rank ('89), who will discuss his strategies for implementing sustainable practices to scale. (RSVP HERE)

February 4, 2020

5:00 p.m.

Grand Salon, 5th Level, Marion Anderson Hall

Relive the Highlights of Impact Week 2019

Uniting students and professionals interested in using their skills and careers to drive social and environmental change; Learn more.

April 24, 2020

Executive Dining Room-B209, Gold Hall

Impact Investing with Brian Trelstad, Partner at Bridges Fund Management

Brian Trelstad will discuss how impact investing has evolved and what he sees for the future in the field of impact as we finish the first quarter of 2020.

March 2, 2020

5:00 p.m.



High Impact Teas


Sustainable Travel: The Future of Travel Drives Social Good. High Impact Tea featuring Tara Russell and Jessica Blotter

On Nov 14, the founders of Fathom (Carnival Corporation) and Kind Traveler discussed how travel companies are working to create positive change on people and the planet through sustainable, scalable innovations.

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Hugh Chang (’90), former director of Strategy, Planning and Management for Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gayle Northrop (’96) moderated a discussion with Hugh Chang (’96) on his journey to an impact career.

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Nike Irvin (’89), a problem solver with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, board service and private sector brand management.

Nike Irvin (’89) spoke to a UCLA Anderson Audience in conversation with Bhavna Sivanand (’14), director of Impact@Anderson, and Julie Ortega (’19), Net Impact director of engagement, on her multifaceted career and the need for social responsibility in business.

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Past speakers also include

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Five Lessons in Entrepreneurship from T.K. Pillan (’96) the Founder of Veggie Grill

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Blair Taylor ('90) on Bridging Communities of Social Difference

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UCLA Anderson Alumna Kate Cochran Recognizes the Entrepreneurial Spirit that Creates Jobs for the Poorest of the Poor

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UCLA Anderson is proud to present Impact Week, uniting students and professionals interested in using their skills and careers to drive social and environmental change. Focusing on the theme of Purpose + Profit, Impact Week brings together thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses for a multitude of opportunities, including powerful and informative workshops, panels, screenings, network mixers and more.