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For black professionals who desire to create a just and sustainable world.

All members have the opportunity to complete SustainSteps, a program where actionable steps are taken each month to further sustainability in every field and focus.”

Net Impact empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change throughout their careers. While the mission and work of Net Impact have long included a focus on race and equity, on our journey towards anti-racism, Net Impact understands that we can and must continuously improve. In September 2020, thirteen founding members, along with Net Impact Board Advisors, Cecily Joseph, and Randy Strickland introduced the Net Impact Black Professional Chapter.

About us

The Net Impact Black Professionals Chapter aims to drive change by creating a like-minded community and providing events and programs that support members who aim to use business as a force for environmental & social impact. The NIBPC will help support and encourage Net Impact Central, its partners, and members in fulfilling their commitments to amplify the voices of BIPOC, and making decisions that promote greater equity. In addition, the NIBPC will be stewards for the growing HBCU community within Net Impact, and together, we will continue to build relationships, identify and inspire meaningful actions that enable Net Impact and other businesses, agencies, and institutions to truly being more anti-racist. Join Us!

The Net Impact Black Professional Chapter invites those in the sustainability and social impact ecosystem, who identifies as a Black professional, to join the Chapter. More details on programs, events, and initiatives lead by the NIBPC will be announced as they become available.


Melynnie Rizvi
Founding Member | Deputy General Counsel and Senior Director of Employment, Inclusion and Impact at SurveyMonkey
Jarami Bond
Founding Member | Chief Storyteller at Bond Studio
Chutney Harper
Founding Member | Agricultural Business Lead at Bayer
Danielle Kayembe
Founding Member | CEO and Founder GreyFire Impact
DeJuan Woods
Founding Member | Director of Corporate Relations at Wayne State University
Ella Clausen
Founding Member | Red Tab Foundation at Levi Strauss & Co.
Jamerus Payton
Founding Member | Author, Entrepreneur, and Co-Founder of HBCU Wall Street
Jochebed Bogunjoko
Founding Member | Founder & CEO at J Aduke Consulting
Keith E. Whitfield, Ph.D.
Founding Member | 11th President of the University of Nevada Las Vegas
Philip L. McKenzie
Founding Member | Cultural Anthropologist/Strategist
Stefanie A. Thomas
Founding Member | Impact Venture Investor
Yusuf George
Founding Member | Managing Director of Corporate Engagement at JUST Capital


As the Net Impact Black Professional Chapter (NIBPC) develops its mission and focus areas in their inaugural year, more details will be added.