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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 2023 we’ve engaged 480 students from 7 different universities. We’ve had graduate and undergraduate students from across the state lead 108 clinic projects with local and global companies. As a result of the clinic, over 2,500 points towards B Corp Certification have been awarded and 34 companies have become certified B Corporations! See more below about how we’ve continued that impact, recently wrapping up our 18th semester and 108th project!

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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

b Corp Clinic Team at Poole College of Management

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.

480 students

Over the last 8 years, the B Corp Clinic has engaged over 480 students from 7 colleges with 108 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 seven years, the NC State B Corp Clinic has worked on 108 projects with companies, to help them make progress towards B Corp certification, working with over 480 graduate and undergraduate students from universities across the state.

Fall 2023 B Corp Clinic Companies: Beautycounter, Greenbacker, CAPTRUST, Cadence Cash, Mountain Laurel Digital

Spring 2023 B Corp Clinic Companies: Animal Experience InternationalBoomerang WaterChimu AdventuresCicil HomeCounter Culture CoffeeECOmersionFair Game BeverageMountain Laurel Digital 

Fall 2022 B Corp Clinic Companies: 321 CoffeeBenchwarmers Bagels and CoffeeCarimusImpact Karma (Karma Wallet)MSA Professional Services, New South Law Firm, Red Barn Mercantile

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.,,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.