Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
Spanning six continents, the organization’s membership makes up one of the most influential networks of professionals and students in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in CSR, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.
The University of California, Davis established the Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) to accelerate energy efficiency innovation and to stimulate the transfer of the technology into the marketplace. The mission of the EEC is to support the development of energy efficiency solutions and to stimulate the transfer of the technology into the marketplace. The EEC is uniquely poised to make significant contributions to this effort by supporting and energizing activities and expertise already well established at UC Davis.
With a Program Manager who is a former Davis Net Impact Co-President, it is no surprise that the two organizations often collaborate closely and co-sponsor events and initiatives.
The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) was created through the grass roots efforts of organizations and individuals concerned about the environmental impacts of agriculture, the health of rural communities, and the profitability of family farming operations in California.
At the request of the California legislature, the University of California established SAREP with three mandates:
Administer competitive grants for research on sustainable agricultural practices and systems.
Develop and distribute information through publications and on-farm demonstrations.
Support long-term research and sustainable farming systems on UC farmlands.
To assist California farmers and ranchers in developing and implementing sustainable production and marketing systems.
To support California’s rural and urban communities in understanding the concept and value of sustainable agriculture and participating in sustainable food and agricultural systems.
The John Muir Institute of the Environment (JMIE) supports innovation and discovery aimed at solving real-world environmental problems. The institute’s faculty are committed to strengthening the scientific foundation for environmental decision making through collective entrepreneurship, a team-oriented approach that recognizes the complexities of environmental problems and the societal context in which they occur.
Under the direction of civil and environmental engineer Professor Deb Niemeier, JMIE champions science and technological innovation, provides campus-wide leadership, hosts centers and projects, and seeds research and educational initiatives to solve real-world environmental problems. The institute links science and technology to policy by providing the intellectual setting for interactions between researchers, regulatory agencies, policymakers, and the public. The Graduate School of Management – in particular Davis Net Impact – have begun collaborating more frequently with JMIE as of late. Initiatives include a new Professional Degree Program in Environmental Policy & Management and UC Davis participation in the January 31st, 2008 Focus the Nation (on climate change solutions) event.
The Autodesk® Sustainability Workshop offers free online resources that teach the principles and practice of sustainability in engineering and design. The resources are meant to help educators teach and students learn the broader context and importance of sustainability in the engineering and architecture profession.
The site contains videos and tutorials to help anyone, anywhere learn about sustainability strategies that can be incorporated into the design process. Autodesk’s stated goal with the site is to help develop sophisticated, yet easy-to-use learning tools that will be used by educators and students alike to create a more sustainable world.
The mission of the Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility promotes research, pedagogy and outreach that improves investor welfare and/or corporate responsibility.
The center serves to infuse science into investment management and corporate practice. To do so, the center promotes research, teaching and service that emphasize the rigorous application of scientific principles to investment management and corporate practices.
To accomplish its goals, the center draws on the rich research tradition at UC Davis, which ranks 12th nationally in research funding. Many of the Graduate School of Management’s faculty are actively engaged in research of relevance for the center’s mission. Their areas of interest include corporate financial fraud, the behavior and performance of individual investors, the initial public offering process, short selling, and the behavior and performance of security analysts, to name but a few.
Founded in 1991, the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at UC Davis, has grown into a multifaceted program with more than 60 affiliated faculty members and 80 graduate students. Its primary program components are research, education, and outreach. ITS partners with academic and research centers on and off campus, and with industry, government, and nongovernmental organizations around the world.
Institute researchers are known for their expertise in travel behavior and transport systems modeling, environmental vehicle technologies, and climate change, air quality, and other environmental impacts of transportation. Its Director, Dr. Daniel Sperling, was a guest speaker at the inaugural “Seminar on Sustainable and Responsible Business” in spring 2007!
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.