Faculty Events

2017 Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable

2017 Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable in CanadaThe B Corp Academic Community was launched at the Building the B Corp Academic Community Roundtable, hosted by B Lab, the NC State Poole College of Management Business Sustainability Collaborative and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative on October 20th, 2016 in Philadelphia.  Contact Jessica Thomas to get involved.

Join us for the second annual Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable, hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto during October 4-5, 2017.  This year’s theme is “The Role of the Academic Community in Scaling the B Corp Movement.”

This event is open to faculty and students and other researchers conducting research on and teaching about Certified B Corporations and/or Benefit Corporations (hereafter “B Corps”) as well as representatives from B Corps. 

Join us in person for the Roundtable (capacity limited to 75, cost USD50 to cover breakfast and lunch) or via webcast (no cost).  Reserve your seat today!

Sustainability in Research Seminar Series

The Business Sustainability Collaborative hosts regular talks by distinguished visiting faculty across a broad range of sustainability-related research areas. Seminars are free of charge and open to NC State faculty, graduate students, and invited guests.

Previous BSC Sustainability in Research Seminars

Newell HeadshotRichard Newell
President and CEO
Resources for the Future
April 21, 2017
3:30 - 4:45pm
Nelson 4210
“Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide”

Dr. Kerry SmithKerry Smith
W. P. Carey Professor of Economics
Arizona State University
October 18th, 2016
3:00 - 4:30pm
Nelson 4210
“Valuing Nature: A Prerequiste for Sustainable Policy Design”.

Eric Leeper
Rudy Professor, Department of Economics
Indiana University
October 20, 2015
4:30 – 6:00pm
Neslon 4210
"Sustainability: An Economist's Take"
Francine Petersen Espinoza
Associate Professor of Marketing
European School of Management and Technology
November 19, 2015
2:00 - 3:00pm
Nelson 3220
"Social Responsibility and Luxury Brand Preference"

Joel Gehman
Assistant Professor Strategic Management & Organization
Alberta School of Business
University of Alberta
April 12, 2016
3:00 - 4:15pm
"Hidden Badge of Honor: How Contextual Distinctivness Affects
Category Promotion Among Certified B Corporations"


2nd Annual Workshop on Sustainable Supply Chain Management 
February 26 - 28, 2016, Talley Student Union, NC State University

The second annual Sustainable Operations Management Workshop brought scholars from across the U.S. to help set a course for the future of sustainable supply chains and operations. The participants, all cutting-edge researchers who are part of an early-career reserach network, met to discuss important research questions in the are of sustainable operations managment and to foster research collaborations.

This event was hosted by the Poole College of Management in conjunction with the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, as well as the Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative and Poole College Supply Chain Resource Cooperative. The first annual Sustainable Operations Management workshop was hosted in 2015 by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business.

Read more about the workshiop.

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