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Blog - September 2020 

September 2020 News, Events, and Resources from Net Impact Chicago

Greetings from Net Impact Chicago (NIC)! We hope all of you have been staying safe and engaged this eventful summer. In this month’s communication, we’re continuing to aggregate local and national resources to help you engage economically, politically, and civically. Additionally, we are excited to announce our first NIC hosted event of the Fall!

Please join us for the free Net Impact Central global webinar, a panel discussion on “The Color of Law, the Color of Money - Restorative Solutions to Redress the Racial Wealth Gap” on Thursday, August 27, 1:30 PM CT and the Net Impact Chicago webinar on Monday September 14th 5:30 PM CT on the topic of “Water and You:  Global. Local. Essential”.  RSVP is required for both events respectively.

Feel free to mark your calendars, sign up, and inform your communities!

Net Impact Central has a blog for you to read or share, as does Net Impact Chicago.

What we are reading

        Black-owned food businesses see a surge in publicity & customers; hope that investors follow (Fortune)

        Grants For Black And Brown Farmers Aim To Bring More Fresh Food To South And West Sides (Block Club Chicago)

        For recession relief, Chicago should demand more from big business (Chicago Reporter)

        7 Steps to Landing a Sustainability Job in the COVID Era (Net Impact Blog)

        The 2020 Sustainability Leaders(SustainAbility)

        Chicago Sustainability Czar Focusing on Climate, Justice Issues (Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report)

        Priority Shift: Chicago mayor sets environmental sights on neglected communities (Great Lakes Now)

        Chicago anaerobic digester, urban farm project secures final funding for $32M campus (Waste Dive)

        Humboldt Parker’s Home-Grown House Plant Business Flourishing During Coronavirus (Block Club Chicago)

Virtual Classes/ Services

     Loyola U Chicago Baumhart Center - Fall 2020 Impact Leaders Workshop Series (Application only)

     Recorded Webinar: Community Engagement: Both a means and an end (Greater Good Studio on Vimeo). 

     Impact Engine portfolio companies Jobs Board (nationwide)

Virtual Events

FeelReal Online Gatherings – Intimate & Interactive Discussions around Community, Social Justice, and Connectedness (Multiple Dates, RSVP)

Tuesdays at 4PM CT - ESGX Live Events - Topics of Environmental, Social, Governance issues

YouTube Channel

8/25 - 08/27 - GreenBiz - Accelerating the Circular Economy (RSVP)

08/27 - Net Impact Central Webinar - The Color of Law, the Color of Money - Restorative Solutions to Redress the Racial Wealth Gap (RSVP)

08/31 - MIT Sloan Webinar - Managing for Economic & Social Justice (RSVP as a Guest)

09/03 - Solarize Chicagoland -  Thinking about going solar? (Multiple Dates)

09/04 - Citizens Utility Board (CUB) - Energy Policy During the Pandemic with Senator Laura Ellman (RSVP)

09/03 - Coffee and Connect with Shannon Houde (Multiple Dates, RSVP)

09/08 - GreenBiz Green Tech on the Red Sea: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Innovation Machine (RSVP)

09/10 - GreenBiz - Renewable Natural Gas: Today’s Carbon-Negative Fuel? (RSVP)

09/10 - 09/11 - Worker Co-op Conference 2020 - Virtual convening on worker ownership of enterprises & workplace democracy (RSVP $$ optional donation)  +

09/14 - Net Impact Chicago Online Panel - Water and You: Global. Local. Essential (RSVP)

09/15 - GreenBiz - Sustainable Recovery: ESG Values and our Resilient Future (RSVP)

09/15 - Sustainable Brands - Brands for Good+ Accelerating Culture Change (RSVP)

09/16 - Ignite - Vision, Impact, Sustainability: A No BS Conversation with Garry Cooper (RSVP)

09/24 - GreenBiz - Better Together: The Climate Pledge  (RSVP)

09/30 - Social Venture Circle webinar, Sir Ronald Cohen author of “Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change” (RSVP)

10/01-10/02 - Reuters - Putting Resilience and Sustainability at the Heart of the US Recovery (RSVP $$)

10/05 - 10/09 - The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) - 2020 Cooperative IMPACT Conference - Summary (RSVP $$)

10/13-10/16 - FinDev Gateway -  Financial Inclusion Week 2020 (Subscribe for Updates)

10/17 - Surge for Water’s 2020 Gala (Virtual) (RSVP $$ Details TBD)

10/20-10/23 - BSR Virtual Conference 2020 (RSVP $$)

10/26 - 10/30 - GreenBiz - Accelerating the Clean Economy  (RSVP $$)


        B-Lab COVID-19 Business & Worker US Resource Center and Global Resource Center

        Extensive Compilation of Articles, Videos, Podcasts, Books, Organizations by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein

        Additional Resource List by Sarafina Nance and Nicole Long

        Black Lives Matter

        ACLU - Racial Justice

        Color of Change

        Black Visions Collective

        Campaign Zero  

        From CPS for Parents: Explanation

        Voting in Illinois

How to Support / Donate / Give Back:  

        Chicago Community Bond Fund 

        Black Lives Matter Chicago 

        Liberation Library 

        Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) 

        Chicago Freedom School 

        Books 4 Cause

        Illinois Environmental Council

We wish everyone well during this time and we will be staying in touch with more content and updates for future events.

- Your Net Impact Chicago Leadership Team



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