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! See more below about how we’ve continue that impact, recently wrapping up our 15th semester and 99th project!
Were you one of the over 400 students who participated in the clinic over the past 7 years? We would love to stay connected!
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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 seven 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 students from across NC State.
B Corp Clinic Featured in the Financial Times
How are business schools ensuring their students are prepared for business in the 21st Century? The Financial Times just reported on best practice examples of sustainability, ethics and social purpose at business schools around the world and featured NC State's B Corp Clinic! The special report is titled "Social purpose: how business schools around the world measure up." Check out the B Corp Clinic in the section highlighting student projects.
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Over the last 7 years, the B Corp Clinic has engaged over 400 students from 7 colleges with 99 projects.
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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 seven years, the NC State B Corp Clinic has worked on 99 projects with North Carolina companies, to help them make progress towards B Corp certification, working with over 400 graduate and undergraduate students from universities across the state.
Spring 2022 B Corp Clinic Companies: Bright Black Candles, Vanguard Furniture, Jet It, Crowd Capital, Sugar Hollow Solar, AgBiome, CalicoSol, Natures Crop, Kennedy & Company.
Fall 2021 B Corp Clinic Companies: One Earth Rising, Carolina Solar Services, JetIt, Interloop North America, Mananalu, BIOMILQ and Crowd Capital.
Spring 2021 B Corp Clinic Companies: Loading Dock Raleigh, TS Designs, Prota Fiori, Crocodile Creek, Northwestern Mutual – Tom Morris, Amanda’s Best Friend, Birdcall, Green Sprouts.
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., ndustrial.io,Prota Fiori, Spiritex/Asheville Apparel,Triangle Environmental and Unity Digital Agency.
Fall 2019 B Corp Clinic Companies: Charles & Colvard, Haven Developers, Murphy’s Naturals, Recover Brands and Touchstone Essentials.
Spring 2019 B Corp Clinic Companies: Counter Culture Coffee, HQ Raleigh, NARA collective, Project Shift, and SunSense Solar.
Help real companies, ranging from startups to multinationals strengthen their social and environmental impact. Develop real-world experience working with local and global companies.