Social Impact Week 2020


"My Impact. Our Impact."

In 2020, the theme of Social Impact Week is "My Impact. Our Impact." The mission of the week is to galvanize the Kellogg community to take individual and collective actions that drive social impact.

We've love to hear from you about how our theme resonates with you! What impact do you drive? As a Kellogg community, what are the collective actions that we are currently/should take to drive our impact?

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Keynote: Moral Leadership in Imperfect Times

A Conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz (CEO, Acumen)

We are thrilled to announce that our keynote will be Jacqueline Novogratz - the founder and CEO of Acumen, and a pioneer in impact-investing.

About the speaker: Jacqueline has been named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy, one of the 25 Smartest People of the Decade by the Daily Beast, and one of the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds by Forbes, which also honored her with the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Her journey in a snapshot: In 1986 Jacqueline Novogratz quit her job on Wall Street to co-found Rwanda’s first microfinance institution, Duterimbere. Her experience there inspired her to write the bestseller, “The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World”, and to create Acumen. Indeed, when she founded Acumen in 2001, few had heard of the words impact investing. Nineteen years later, under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested $128 million to build more than 128 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. As a pioneer of impact investing, Acumen and its investments have brought critical services like healthcare, education and clean energy to hundreds of millions of low-income individuals.

 

Programming & Events

Monday, November 2nd

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MORAL LEADERSHIP IN IMPERFECT TIMES: A CONVERSATION WITH JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ (CEO, ACUMEN)
Monday, 11/2, from 12:15-1:15PM CT
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Join us for a conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz (founder and CEO of Acumen, a nonprofit global venture capital fund) about how we might want to use this moment of extreme uncertainty to reimagine our institutions and enact a moral revolution - a revolution of character, moral imagination, courage, and leadership that acts for the benefit of us all.

HEAR MY STORY
Monday, 11/2, from 5:15-6:15PM CT
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Hear four monologue-style personal stories from your Kellogg peers, sharing how and why they drive social impact.

Tuesday, November 3rd

GET OUT AND VOTE: YOUR VOTE MATTERS
Tuesday, 11/3

In the words of Emma Gonzales "Vote like your life depends on it. In this election and in every election after, it is up to us to fight against fascism, to listen to what our politicians are saying, to watch what they are actually doing, and hold them accountable for the lives they are impacting—and in some cases, the lives they are ending." In this election, the choice is very clear for which leadership will stand up against white supremacy and systems of oppression and for basic human rights.

Want to get more involved in civic engagement? Join the Kellogg Cares Week event with the Chicago Cares Phone Bank where you can help get people out to vote. For additional civic engagement resources, refer to this link of resources for voter outreach.

ADVISING WITH IMPACT: CONVERSATIONS WITH REBEKAH SCHEINFELD (CEO OF CCA)
Tuesday, 11/3, from 12:15-1:15PM CT
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Join a fireside chat with Rebekah Scheinfeld (JDMBA'08), the CEO and President of Civic Consulting Alliance, about her journey to impact consulting.

Wednesday, November 4th

EDUCATION CAREER PANEL & MEET AND GREET
Wednesday, 11/4, from 9:00-10:00AM CT
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Hear from Kellogg alumni who have pursued paths in education then schmooze afterwards.

EDIBLE SCHOOLYARDS LUNCH & LEARN
Wednesday, 11/4, from 12:15-1:15PM CT
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The Kellogg Food & Agribusiness Club X Kellogg Education Club are thrilled to invite Kate Brashares, the Executive Director of Edible Schoolyard NYC, to join us in virtual conversation on the importance of incorporating food and farming into our public education system.

Edible Schoolyard NYC (ESNYC) is a non profit serving the New York City public school system through a variety of programs aimed to empower students to make healthy choices for themselves and their communities. ESNYC believes that building a just and equitable food system requires that we invest in the food education of our youngest and most vulnerable population.

In celebration of Kellogg's Social Impact Week, we will sit down with Kate to discuss food education, food equity and justice in our public schools, the impact COVID has had on the communities ESNYC serves... and so much more.

ELECTION REFLECTION
Wednesday, 11/4, from 1:30-1:45PM CT

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Set aside time to walk through a step-by-step individual reflection of the current state of the country post-election night to help process your emotions and come up with healthy, productive steps forward.

This event will have no discussion/chat component as it is purely for individual reflection.

ALUMNI PANEL: WHAT IMPACT MEANS TO ME
Wednesday, 11/4, from 5:30-6:30PM CT
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Hear from Kellogg alums about how they've incorporated impact into their lives, no matter what industry they're in.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH IMPACT INVESTOR, LISA MOLINARO
Wednesday, 11/4, from 5:45-6:15PM CT

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Are you intrigued about Social Impact but not sure how to pursue a career with purpose? Participate in an intimate discussion with Lisa Molinaro, Principal at Kapor Capital, one of the leading impact investing VCs on her journey to an impact-focused career

Thursday, November 5th

SUSTAINABILITY 101 - AN INTRODUCTION TO CAREERS IN THE SUSTAINABILITY INDUSTRY
Thursday, 11/5, from 12:15-1:15PM CT
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Are you curious to learn about careers in environmental sustainability? Come hear from a series of students and alums on what it's like to recruit and work in different areas of the sustainability industry.

INCORPORATING IMPACT IN VENTURE CAPITAL: HOW TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD AS AN INVESTOR
Thursday, 11/5, from 5:15-6:15PM CT
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Curious about the role of VCs in driving social change? Want to understand how investor approach the idea of "impact" in different ways? There's always a way to incorporate impact, come join us to learn from some rockstar VCs.

A PERSPECTIVE IN GLOBAL HEALTH WITH NEST360
Thursday, 11/5, from 12:15-1:15PM CT
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NEST360° is a multi-institutional partnership committed to reducing neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan African hospitals by 50 percent. Join Kellogg Alumna, and Market Access Director at NEST360°, Becca Kirby for an overview of the work the organization does, a discussion on global health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a look into how NEST360 is tackling critical issues like colonialism in modern global health.

We’ll also share resources for those who are interested in learning about global health (both historically and in the modern context).

Friday, November 6th

MY IMPACT, OUR IMPACT: MAKE YOUR ACTION PLAN
Friday, 11/6, from 9:30-10:30AM CT

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Were you inspired by this week's social impact speakers? Do you want to take action to make the change you want to see in the world? This event will be a student-led discussion space where you can begin developing your individual and collective action plan at and beyond Kellogg.

CHARITY AUCTION BALL: UPDATE FROM 2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Friday, 11/6, from 12:15-1:15PM CT
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Hear from our three CAB 2020 grant recipients (Curt's Café, Step Up, & America Needs You) on an overview of their mission, the impact of COVID on their organizations, and how the CAB grant has benefited them so far.

THE UNDOCUMENTED LAWYER - VIEWING & LIVE Q&A
Viewing available between 10/30-11/5. Live Q/A held Friday, 11/6, from 5:15-6:15PM CT
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HMA & Net Impact Club are excited to host a screening of “The Undocumented Lawyer” and a Live Q&A with Lizbeth Mateo! The Undocumented Lawyer is an award-winning documentary about fighting for justice for immigrants in the U.S. The film tells the story of undocumented lawyer Lizbeth Mateo. Frustrated by an unjust system, she draws from her own experiences to fight for immigrant rights as a lawyer and as an activist.

Kellogg will have access to stream the 20 min film from Oct 30th-Nov 5th. The live Q&A will take place on Nov 6th at 5:15 PM CDT. Sign up on Campus Groups for access to the screening link and the Q&A session.

 

Kellogg Cares Week

November 2nd - November 6th
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Kellogg Cares Week, formerly Kellogg Cares Day, is an annual Kellogg tradition that brings together hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and JV’s from across the Kellogg community to serve local non-profits throughout the Greater Chicago Area. It's an opportunity to learn from and partner with community organizations while creating meaningful impact through service.

See the event page for the full list of volunteer opportunities.

 

Small Group Dinners

November 2nd - November 6th

Share a meal and your passion for social impact over the Social Impact Week small group dinners. We will group people based on interests in social impact, and each dinner group will have 6 members with a combination of first years, second years, and 1Ys. JVs are welcome!

We will have options for those interested in in-person gatherings as well as those not in Evanston or otherwise interested in a virtual dinner.

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