Suzanne Henricksen created a community outreach program for her marketing department at The Clorox Co., which led to quarterly volunteer events. Shoshannah Lenski headed a team that developed a greenhouse gas reduction strategy for her firm, the Boston Consulting Group.
Over at Best Buy, Hamlin Metzger helped jumpstart the company’s volunteer Social Responsibility Network in 2005. The group now exceeds 200 and Metzger recently became the company’s first senior manager of corporate responsibility.
They are all members of Net Impact, a network of students and professionals committed to corporate social responsibility, and are among 15 “intrapreneurs” who are successfully combining sustainability ideals with traditional corporate job functions. Net Impact, in partnership with eBay, today released a new report on the intrapreneurs titled, “Making Your Impact at Work: A Practical Guide to Changing the World From Inside Any Company.”