Have you ever wondered how companies become B Corps? B Corps—like Warby Parker, New Belgium Brewing, and Patagonia—are “for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.” For the last three years, the NC State B Corp Clinic, a multi-school collaborative program has helped North Carolina companies strengthen their social and environmental impact by working with teams of graduate and undergraduate students from universities across the state.
Student Applications Open for Spring 2019 B Corp Clinic
Student applications to participate in the Spring 2019 B Corp Clinic are open through Friday, February 15th at 5pm. This spring semester, undergraduate and graduate students from across North Carolina have an opportunity to work with Counter Culture Coffee, HQ Raleigh, NARA Collective, Project Shift and SunSense Solar to help them improve their social and environmental impact through the NC State B Corp Clinic.
In 2017-18 B Corp Clinic engaged 53 students from 5 colleges with 12 companies.
Companies are matched with a team of students (intentionally designed to include students from multiple schools and disciplines) to go through the assessment process and identify strategies they can take to improve their B Corp scores. Students gain hands-on consulting experience and the chance to learn about social and environmental impact assessment and sustainable business models. Over the last three years, the NC State B Corp Clinic has worked on 36 projects with North Carolina companies, to help them make progress towards B Corp certification, working with 212 graduate and undergraduate students from universities across the state.
Help real companies, ranging from startups to multinationals strengthen their social and environmental impact. Develop real-world experience working with local and global companies.