SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Net Impact has announced it is teaming with xpedx, International Paper''s North American distribution business, to host a student competition promoting ongoing sustainable business practices in xpedx''s supply chain, according to a press release.
As part of the competition, Master of Business Administration (MBA) students from the Net Impact network will develop a survey and scorecard that xpedx can use to document the sustainability goals and policies of the manufacturers xpedx represents, the release stated.
"We''re thrilled to announce this new collaboration with xpedx," said Liz Maw, executive director of Net Impact.
"It''s an exciting opportunity for Net Impact student members to gain real-world experience in environmentally responsible business leadership. In return, xpedx and its suppliers will gain concrete solutions for advancing their sustainability goals," Maw added.
According to the release, Net Impact will select three student teams from its network of more than 170 MBA chapters worldwide, and the teams will work with xpedx and its strategic suppliers to develop their projects, submitting their final surveys, scorecards and analyses by early May 2011.
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