B Corp Clinic

The B Corp Clinic connects students to aspiring B Corporations to help them improve their environmental and social impact as part of the B Impact Teams initiative.

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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 four 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.

300 students

Over the last 4 years, the B Corp Clinic has engaged 300 students from 8 colleges with 56 projects.

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 56 projects with North Carolina companies, to help them make progress towards B Corp certification, working with 300 graduate and undergraduate students from universities across the state.

B Corp Clinic Timeline – Spring 2020
1/31 – Company applications due by 5pm
2/7 – B Corp Clinic Kickoff, HQ Centennial Campus (10:30 – 12:30)
2/14 – Student applications due by 5pm
2/17 – Teams announced
2/21 – Student orientation
3/20 – Interim presentations (virtual event)
4/24 – B Corp Clinic Closing Presentations, HQ Centennial Campus (10:30 – 12:30)

Spring 2020 B Corp Clinic Companies: 9miles Media, Boer Brothers Heating and Air, Get Spiffy, Inc., ndustrial.io,Prota Fiori, Spiritex/Asheville Apparel,Triangle Environmental and Unity Digital Agency.