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Rotman Net Impact wins International Chapter of the Year Award

September 16, 2015

Toron­to, ON – The Net Impact chap­ter at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been hon­oured with the Inter­na­tion­al Chap­ter of the Year Award.

Out of three hun­dred chap­ters world­wide, Rot­man Net Impact won the award which was based on a com­bi­na­tion of a pub­lic vote and a judg­ing pan­el.

The chap­ter at the Rot­man School was cit­ed for its impact and growth dur­ing the 2014/15 school year.

Dur­ing the year the chap­ter launched the Rot­man Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Ini­tia­tive, which cul­mi­nat­ed in an expan­sive report and rec­om­men­da­tions to the Dean on sus­tain­abil­i­ty at the School. Ulti­mate­ly, with the involve­ment of fac­ul­ty, staff and stu­dents in the Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Work­ing Group, the School added a sus­tain­abil­i­ty major in the School’s Full Time, Morn­ing and Evening MBA pro­grams. In addi­tion, the chap­ter grew its mem­ber­ship, its lead­er­ship team and its event sched­ule, includ­ing a din­ner and pan­el event to pro­mote the sus­tain­abil­i­ty cur­ricu­lum at the School.  Rot­man Net Impact also deep­ened exist­ing part­ner­ships with The Michael Lee-Chin Fam­i­ly Insti­tute for Cor­po­rate Cit­i­zen­ship and Rot­man NeXus, the School’s man­age­ment con­sult­ing ser­vice which helps non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions and social enter­pris­es. The Rot­man chap­ter also launched new col­lab­o­ra­tions with the Net Impact chap­ters at Ryer­son Uni­ver­si­ty and York Uni­ver­si­ty and host­ed a nation­al Cor­po­rate Social Respon­si­bil­i­ty Case Com­pe­ti­tion.

Last Decem­ber the chap­ter host­ed the inau­gur­al quar­ter­fi­nal event for the Hult Prize, the world’s largest stu­dent com­pe­ti­tion for bud­ding social entre­pre­neurs. Team Attol­lo, com­posed of Rot­man MBA stu­dents and alum­ni, won the quar­ter­fi­nal and will present lat­er this month as one of six teams in the finals in New York. Three oth­er Rot­man MBA teams reached the region­al semi-finals in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on Rot­man Net Impact is online at

Net Impact is an inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty of more than 60,000 stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­al lead­ers cre­at­ing pos­i­tive social and envi­ron­men­tal change in the work­place and in the world. Span­ning six con­ti­nents, Net Impact mem­ber­ship com­pris­es of one of the most influ­en­tial net­works of MBA stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions.  The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
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