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DC Net Impact (DCNI): An Evening with Honest Tea
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
DC Net Impact Professional Chapter (DCNI)
An Evening with Honest Tea
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Honest Tea offices, 4827 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD
WHAT: Please join Net Impact and the William James Foundation for an evening with Honest Tea. Led by Seth Goldman, "TeaEO" of Honest Tea, you will have the opportunity to hear from the Honest Tea leadership, sample Honest Tea’s newest drinks, and mingle with fellow Net Impact members and staff of the William James Foundation. Tea and refreshments will be provided.
This event is a fantastic opportunity to get an in-depth, behind the scenes view of one of the most exciting and innovative companies around. In an effort to ensure that attendees are able to have a full experience, we will be structuring the event like our speed networking events. After initial mingling and introductions, we will have senior staff from Honest Tea, Net Impact, and the William James Foundation stationed around the room to facilitate introductions and conversations between smaller groups of attendees. This will allow our guests the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and students, hear several different perspectives on Honest Tea, engage their Net Impact leadership about the upcoming conference (or any topic of your choosing), and learn more about the exciting ideas coming out of the William James Foundation.
This is a great event that Honest Tea helps us host every year. It continues to grow in size and is always a big hit. We hope you will be able to join us!
About Seth Goldman and Honest Tea: Seth Goldman is President and TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he co-founded out of his home in 1998 with Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Today, Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling ready-to-drink organic bottled tea, and is carried in more than 75,000 outlets. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, creating a platform for national expansion and helping to further the reach and impact of Honest Tea’s mission.
The company has initiated community-based partnerships with its Fair Trade Certified™ suppliers in India, China, South Africa, and has created marketing partnerships with TerraCycle, National Forest Foundation and Citizen folding bikes. In 2008 Seth co-founded Bethesda Green, a local sustainability initiative in Honest Tea's hometown. Bethesda Green has installed dozens of recycling bins in Bethesda, helped create a program for restaurants to convert their grease waste into biodiesel, as well as creating Maryland’s first green business incubator.
Honest Tea received Greenopia.com's coveted 4-Leaf Rating as "the greenest beverage company" for the third year in a row and was recently ranked by The Huffington Post as one ofthe leading "8 Revolutionary Socially Responsible Companies."
Honest Tea and Net Impact: Since Honest Tea was founded, the company has hired at least one summer intern from Net Impact every year to join our team and help us continue exploring how business and sustainability can work together. Each year the MBA intern is tasked with helping manage projects close to Honest Tea's mission while getting a glimpse of what life is truly like inside a mission-driven, entrepreneurial company. Seth, who was a founding board member of Net Impact, is now a member of the Net Impact Advisory Board. Seth is leading a keynote session alongside Beatriz Perez, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Coca-Cola at this year’s Net Impact Conference in Baltimore, MD.
About the William James Foundation: The William James Foundation was founded in 2002 to support social entrepreneurs who were turning their passions into for-profit businesses. The WJF is best known for their sustainable business plan competitions, and also manages mentor networks and early-stage funding networks for firms that have built a social and/or environmental value into how they make money. More than 200 of the companies that the WJF has supported are up and running, making the world a better place just by being in business.
DIRECTIONS: In the spirit of sustainability, we encourage you to use public transportation.
- METRO: Bethesda (Red)
- PARKING: If taking public transportation is not possible, street parking is available nearby.
- DC Net Impact Paid Chapter Members: Free
- Non-Members/Guests: Free
REGISTRATION: Confirm your registration on Eventbrite.
- Please select ticket price appropriate to your membership status with DC Net Impact Professional Chapter. Your membership status will be verified prior to the event.
- Please note that subscription to the DC Net Impact Meetup Group does not equal paid membership to Net Impact or the DC Net Impact Professional Chapter.
- If you are not currently a paid member of DC Net Impact Professional Chapter, you may join at: http://netimpact.org/. Select “Washington, DC Professional” as your primary chapter affiliation when you complete your profile.
- To receive the member discount, you must select “Washington DC Professional” as your primary home chapter affiliation in your Net Impact profile in order to show up in our database and qualify for the discounted price.
- Ticket purchase is final and non-refundable, unless DCNI cancels the event.
- Additional available space and tickets cannot be guaranteed at the door, advance registration is recommended.
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About DC Net Impact, 2011 Professional Chapter of the Year:
The mission of DC Net Impact (DCNI) Professional Chapter is to inspire, educate, and equip the Washington DC metro community to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
DCNI aims to empower our network of professionals to use the power of business to foster positive social, economic and environmental impact. We leverage our unique position in the Washington DC metro area to cultivate sustainability within the private, nonprofit and public sectors. We contribute to the growth and development of professionals throughout their careers by providing high quality events and workshops that facilitate networking and create learning opportunities in the areas of corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, green business management, environmental sustainability and other related fields.
About Net Impact, DCNI parent organization:
Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Our membership includes current and emerging leaders in the CSR, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit, international development, and environmental sustainability sectors who are actively improving the world.
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