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Nothing to Do This Weekend? Check Out the University of Michigan’s Net Impact Conference

Net impact. I like the concept behind the Net Impact Conference, to be held October 28-30 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hosted by the Ross School of Business, the conference focuses on all aspects of corporate responsibility. The result? Larger net impact.

Tracks include:

  • Corporate impact
  • Energy and clean technology
  • Environment and natural resources
  • International development
  • Investing for impact
  • Professional development
  • Social innovation
  • Urban revitalization and community development

Keynotes include:

Corporate Responsibility 2020: The Future of Sustainable Business

Susan M. Cischke, Ford Motor Company

Aron Cramer, Business for Social Responsibility

Rose Kirk, Verizon Communications

From Source to Blue Bin: Extending U.S. Beverage Producer Responsibility

Kim Jeffery, Nestlé Waters North America

William McDonough, FAIA, Author, Cradle to Cradle

Marc Gunther, FORTUNE (moderator)

The Future of Management Education

Srikant M. Datar, Harvard University

James P. Walsh, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Judith Samuelson, Aspen Institute Business and Society Program (moderator)

Concurrent Keynote: Toward Sustainable Capitalism

David Blood, Generation Investment Management

Concurrent Keynote: Our Time Is Now

Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm

Green the Ghetto – And How Much It Won’t Cost Us

Majora Carter, The Majora Carter Group, LLC

So if you don’t have anything planned this weekend and want to avoid the trick o’ treaters, you might want to check it out.

You can register here.

Written by Heidi Tolliver-Walker

Heidi Tolliver-Walker has been a commercial and digital printing industry analyst, feature writer, columnist, editor, and author for nearly 20 years. She is known for her meticulous research and no-nonsense perspective. In addition to having written thousands of industry articles for top industry publications, she and Richard Romano have been the face of the well-respected industry research firm The Industry Measure (TrendWatch Graphic Arts) for many years. In her more than 13-year tenure with the firm, she has written countless reports on digital printing, 1:1 (personalized) printing, Web-to-print, personalized URLs, and other hot industry applications. She is also a long-time contributing editor and columnist for Printing News, for which she writes two monthly columns, including "Personal Effects," which features monthly analysis of 1:1 (personalized) printing case studies. She is also the author of three titles for the National Association of Printing Leadership: Designer's Printing Companion, Ink & Color: A Printer's Guide, and Diversifying Via Value-Added Services. As a small, niche publisher (Strong Tower Publishing), she is active in utilizing these technologies in her own business, as well.


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