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.
B Corp Handbook Instructor's Guide
In collaboration with the authors of the second edition of The B Corp Handbook, BSC has developed a companion Instructor’s Guide. The Guide is designed as a resource for academics who are interested in using The B Corp Handbook as a teaching tool, inside and outside the classroom. It includes over 100 tools, resources and projects to engage students in using business as a force for good.
Over the last 4 years, the B Corp Clinic has engaged 212 students from 8 colleges with 41 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.