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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.

Celebrating 5 Years of Impact!

We’ve come a long way since our first B Corp Clinic in 2015 – check it out below!

From 2015 to 2020 we’ve engaged over 300 students from 7 different universities. We’ve grad graduate and undergraduate students from across the state lead 68 clinic projects with local and global companies. As a result of the clinic, over 2,300 points towards B Corp Certification have been awarded and 10 companies have become certified B Corporations!

Get Involved

The Spring 2021 B Corp Clinic is only open to students in MBA 582.

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 5 years, the B Corp Clinic has engaged 300 students from 7 colleges with 58 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 (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Week 0 – Company applications due near the first week of class
Week 1 – B Corp Clinic Kickoff & Company presentations (virtual)
Week 2 – Student applications due by 5 pm
Week 2.5 – Teams announced
Week 3 – Student orientation
Week 3 to 7 – Team Projects
Week 7 – Interim presentations (virtual)
Week 7 to 12 – Team Projects
Week 12 – B Corp Clinic Closing Presentations (virtual)

Fall 2020 B Corp Clinic Companies: 360 Rocks, Lulu Press, Ocaquatics Swim School, Orora Global, Prota Fiori, YAP!

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

Fall 2019 B Corp Clinic Companies: Charles & ColvardHaven DevelopersMurphy’s NaturalsRecover Brands and Touchstone Essentials.

Spring 2019 B Corp Clinic Companies: Counter Culture CoffeeHQ RaleighNARA collectiveProject Shiftand SunSense Solar.