3 June 2014
Net Impact Bristol
The Birdcage - Bristol, UK - 3 June 2014
• What is Net Impact Bristol? Jessica Ferrow, Chair of Net Impact Bristol
• Bristol Green Capital 2015: An exciting time for local professionals
Nina Skubala, Vice Chair of Bristol Green Capital Partnership
• Activity: What do you need to aid your professional development?
• Canapes, drinks and networking
• 8pm - Close
• What is Net Impact?
• What do we have planned for Net Impact Bristol?
• Meet the team
• Join us
What is Net Impact?
Started in California in the
1990s. Now there are
chapters all over the world!
Bristol is only the second
Net Impact Professional
Chapter in the UK - the
other being in London
There are Graduate and
Student chapters in Leeds,
London, Exeter, Edinburgh,
Nottingham and Cranfield
What is Net Impact?
We are here to provide the network and
resources to inspire emerging leaders to build
successful "impact careers" – either by working
in jobs dedicated to change or by bringing a
social and environmental lens to traditional
Working in sustainability...
- Working in sustainability can be difficult! From
climate change to peak oil, the challenges we
face can seem overwhelming. How can we avoid
- We have found one answer is to surround
yourself with positive people who are doing
- The Net Impact Bristol professional chapter is
here to provide a like-minded community and
networking events to help drive positive change
on the job
Does Bristol need another network?
- Many green professional networks are based on
the company not the individual
- Many events take place during working hours so
can be hard to get approval for time out of office
- Other more informal events are excellent for those in
the know but can feel ‘cliquey’ for newcomers
- We feel there is a need for something to ‘join the
dots’, and are interested to hear from you so we can
feed your ideas in and shape it accordingly!
What do we plan to do?
• Special events
• Networking opportunities
• Skill building programmes
• Opportunities for Continuing Professional
• Provide a platform for international knowledge
exchange during Green Capital year 2015
• And..........?? What else would you like to see? Tell us!
The current Net Impact Bristol Team
° Jessica Ferrow
° Nina Skubala
° Sarah Hooper
° Emmelie Brownlee
° What skills or ideas could you bring to the table?
° We are interested to hear from you!
Joining is easy
• Connect with us today
° We will add you to our mailing list (unless you tell us not to!)
• Join Net Impact Central online
° Basic membership is free and although US centric
gives access to some great free resources/webinars
“The people changing the world
can be found in every industry,
in every company, in every
function. Net Impact brings
these people together.”
- Liz Abbett, Lifetime Member
Program Manager, Value Chain Compliance
and Social Responsibility | Cisco Systems