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About Net Impact Bristol June 2014

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About Net Impact Bristol June 2014

  1. 1. 3 June 2014 Net Impact Bristol Launch Event The Birdcage - Bristol, UK - 3 June 2014
  2. 2. 2 Agenda • 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
  3. 3. 3 Contents • Welcome • Background • What is Net Impact? • What do we have planned for Net Impact Bristol? • Meet the team • Join us
  4. 4. 4 Background
  5. 5. 5 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
  6. 6. 6 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 business roles
  7. 7. 7 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 burnout? - We have found one answer is to surround yourself with positive people who are doing inspiring things! - 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
  8. 8. 8 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!
  9. 9. 9 What do we plan to do? • Special events • Networking opportunities • Skill building programmes • Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development • Provide a platform for international knowledge exchange during Green Capital year 2015 • And..........?? What else would you like to see? Tell us!
  10. 10. 10 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!
  11. 11. 11 Joining is easy • Connect with us today ° www.netimpactbristol.wordpress.com ° bristolpro@netimpact.org ° @NetImpactBris ° We will add you to our mailing list (unless you tell us not to!) • Join Net Impact Central online ° netimpact.org/join ° Basic membership is free and although US centric gives access to some great free resources/webinars
  12. 12. 12 “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
  13. 13. 13 @NetImpactBris
  14. 14. 14 Pearl Mills West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Low Carbon Skills Team
  15. 15. ACTIVITY 15
  16. 16. 1. What brought you here today? 16
  17. 17. 2. What do you think you could get out of Net Impact Bristol? 17
  18. 18. 3. What do you think you could bring to Net Impact Bristol? 18

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