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B Corporations

We're a leader in the B Corporation community, a global movement that seeks to use business as a force for good.

Leaders in the Drive for Change

B Corporations are for-profit businesses that show a demonstrated commitment to social and environmental sustainability. B Lab is the nonprofit organization the pioneered B Corp certification and creates the standards, policies, tools and programs that help mobilize the B Corp community. With a network of more than 6,000 corporations worldwide, the B Corp certification helps consumers identify companies that share their values and benefit their communities.

At the Business Sustainability Collaborative, we’re proud to be leaders in the B Corporation movement. Our flagship program, the B Corp Clinic, is the biggest initiative of its kind. And it’s been adopted by universities across the globe. During a semester-long session, we pair students with aspiring B Corporations — including leading companies like Red Hat and HQ Raleigh — to help them earn their B Corp certifications.

B Corp Resources

Connecting Students with Real-World Lessons On Stakeholder Capitalism

forbes article

Chris Marquis’ article explores the B Academics network and how business school professors and leaders are finding an enthusiastic audience for the movement to reshape the global economy into one built on stakeholder capitalism.

MBA Edge Report Markets To Watch: B Corporations

The Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has developed a primer that gives an overview of the B Corp market, what’s involved with certification, and the key issues and trends that might affect market growth in the future.

The Business Sustainability Collaborative is an active member of North Carolina’s B Corporation community. Through our events and academic initiatives, we strive to connect NC State’s students with certified B Corporations and other like-minded individuals across the state.

We engage with a community of over 300 academic institutions worldwide researching and teaching about B Corporations. Together, we’re tackling the world’s most pressing sustainability problems — and training the business leaders of tomorrow.