Net Impact Teams with xpedx To Promote Sustainable Solutions

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. As part of the competition, 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 supply chain of xpedx includes the leading manufacturers in the print, packaging, and janitorial-sanitary industries.

Net Impact will select three student teams from its network of more than 170 MBA chapters worldwide. 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. Competing teams will present their projects to a panel of judges that will include leaders from xpedx and participating suppliers/manufacturers, as well as an environmental organization. The winning team will receive a cash prize and have the opportunity to present their work to xpedx senior leaders at its business headquarters, as well as to Net Impact.

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