2020 - 21 Programming

We are always working hard to developing fantastic programming for the Net Impact Chicago (NIC) community that is a mixture of professional learning, networking, and volunteer opportunities.

We look forward to meeting with and getting to know many of you at the year's events.

Please get in touch with additional ideas or collaborations!


2020 - 21 EVENTS UPDATE: 

We are observing public health protocols and suspending in-person Net Impact Chicago (NIC) events for now. Our blog may list other/3rd party community events of interest.

We do plan virtual events. 

Some (but not all) of our past events may be recorded to view on-demand at our Vimeo channel.

Please stay tuned here or via our social media channels for more info going forward.  

Thank you for your support and best wishes to our community to stay safe and healthy!


Upcoming events

    • Tue, January 25, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • - Online Webinar -
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    Join us Tuesday January 25, 12:00pm Central Time!


    Topic - Circularity, Companies, and Careers: Regeneration in Action


    Net Impact Central is organizing a webinar, and you are invited!


    Join us on Tuesday, January 25 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET for Circularity, Companies, and Careers: Regeneration in Action, a conversation focused on the intersection of regeneration, circularity, and careers. This fourth event in our Regenerative Economy series is an opportunity to hear from some of the world's leading companies on how they advance circularity and regeneration. You'll learn about the latest trends in the career landscape and get tips on how to find an impact-focused role. The event will cover key trends in circularity, the changing impact job market, and how you can take action in your current role. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with speakers and other attendees, so come ready to engage! 


    Circularity is one way that regeneration comes to life in companies. This is key to ensuring that corporate activities operate within the boundaries of our collective environmental and social resources. This event will feature concrete examples of how Best Buy and International Paper are doing that, and what challenges arise when doing this important work. 


    Our speakers will also share how their career journeys reflect the impact they want to make in the world. You'll get to hear about the tools needed to make change within a company and those needed to get an impact-focused role.


    Speakers:

    • Tim Dunn - Director of Environmental Affairs, Best Buy
    • Devin Giles - Manager, Renewable Solutions, International Paper
    • Paula Luu - Project Director, Center for the Circular Economy, Closed Loop Partners
    • Suzanne Hilker - Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement, Best Buy

    Join us on January 25, at 12:00pm CST


    RSVP Here





PAST EVENTS

Wed, December 01, 2021 RSVP now! Net Impact Chicago December Virtual Event: Illinois Climate & Equitable Jobs Act: What does it mean for you?
Thu, November 18, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Building a Regenerative Economy Together: Inspiring Stories and Community Connection
Tue, October 19, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Leaders for the Built Environment
Thu, September 16, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Chicago September Social: Regenerating Connections (in-person outdoor event!)
Wed, September 15, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
Tue, August 31, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - Building a Regenerative Economy: How Green Swans Can Achieve Impact at Scale
Wed, June 23, 2021 RSVP now! 06/23 - ESG: The Sustainable Investing Landscape
Sat, March 13, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Central Online Workshop: "Good Work: Designing a Career for a Just and Sustainable World"
Thu, February 25, 2021 RSVP Now - Chicago Impact Community Networking - 02/25 Online
Wed, February 24, 2021 RSVP Now - Net Impact Central Webinar: "How Next Gen Leaders are Reshaping the Vision"
Thu, January 28, 2021 Net Impact Central Webinar - "Creating Value in a Changing World"
Mon, December 07, 2020 The State of Racial Disparities and Inequities in Healthcare
Thu, October 08, 2020 Net Impact Central Webinar - "Designing for All: Bridging the Digital Divide"
Mon, September 14, 2020 Water and You: Global. Local. Essential
Wed, July 15, 2020 Leading With Empathy - Going Back to Work
Thu, July 09, 2020 Net Impact Central Fireside Chat: "Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire"
Wed, February 19, 2020 Business in Sustainability - Panel Discussion
Fri, February 07, 2020 Net Impact Chicago Partner Social Event
Wed, January 22, 2020 Winter Happy Hour & Networking
Mon, December 09, 2019 Year-End Book Swap: Networking and Book Exchange
Wed, October 09, 2019 Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Panel
Thu, September 12, 2019 Conscious Capitalism Chicago Presents: How to Be a Conscious Leader on a Purpose Driven Journey
Tue, June 11, 2019 June Networking Happy Hour
Wed, May 15, 2019 Planning for a Better Chicago, A discussion on regional planning with CMAP
Thu, March 21, 2019 Technology for Social Good - A Panel Discussion
Wed, February 20, 2019 February Networking Happy Hour
Wed, February 13, 2019 NetSquared Chicago: Public Good Software CEO Talk
Wed, November 14, 2018 More Responsible Investing - What, Why, & How?
Tue, October 09, 2018 Careers With Impact - Panel Discussion
Mon, September 17, 2018 Fall Networking/Happy Hour
Tue, October 24, 2017 Social Impact Venture Networking Night
Fri, June 16, 2017 Meet Up at Rebuilding Exchange Annual Fundraiser
Thu, May 11, 2017 All-Chapter Networking Happy Hour
Thu, March 09, 2017 Third Annual NIC Thinkathon
Wed, January 25, 2017 VIP Salon: Dinner with Alliance for the Great Lakes
Thu, December 01, 2016 Year-End Thank You Dinner
Thu, November 10, 2016 Hack-a-thon: Tackling Work+Shelter's Key Challenges
Tue, October 25, 2016 Workshop: Social Media for Impact Organizations
Tue, August 23, 2016 Grow the Movement: Scaling Up Sustainable Agriculture
Tue, July 19, 2016 Fashion & Impact: Challenges in Making Ethical & Sustainable Fashion
Thu, June 30, 2016 SEA-NIC Social Enterprise Pitch Night
Wed, May 11, 2016 Net Impact All-Chapter Happy Hour
Wed, April 13, 2016 The State of Cannabis
Tue, March 01, 2016 Second Annual NIC Thinkathon
Wed, January 27, 2016 VIP Salon: Dinner and Discussion
Thu, December 10, 2015 Coalition X Change Happy Hour
Tue, December 01, 2015 NIC Thank You Reception
Wed, October 07, 2015 Lunch & Learn at Edelman: The Power of Purpose
Sat, September 26, 2015 Private Tour of The Plant + Lunch at Pleasant House Bakery
Wed, August 26, 2015 Drink Responsibly: Sustainability from Farm to Pub
Sat, August 15, 2015 Volunteer Team for Oak Park MicroBrew Review
Thu, May 28, 2015 Net Impact All-Chapter Happy Hour
Thu, May 07, 2015 NIC Happy Hour with Chicago+Acumen
Thu, April 09, 2015 NIC Happy Hour with Illinois Environmental Council Young Professionals Board
Tue, February 24, 2015 2015 NIC Thinkathon
Thu, December 18, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, October 16, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Wed, October 01, 2014 Lunch & Learn with Susan Camberis: Bringing a Sustainability Lens to Any Role
Thu, September 18, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, August 21, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Thu, June 12, 2014 NIC Networking Happy Hour
Tue, May 13, 2014 Net Impact All-Chapter Networking
Sat, April 26, 2014 Crack A Case
Sat, April 26, 2014 Earth Day Volunteer
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