Event Date: September 8, 2017, 3:00 PM at Virtual Web Conference
Join the NC State Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative on Friday, September 8th from 3pm - 5pm in a VIRTUAL event to kick off the Fall 2017 B Corp Clinic. The web-conferencing link will be sent out to the RVSP list one day prior to the kick off. Even if you're not able to attend in real-time, register for the event and we'll follow up with a recording and details about applying for the Clinic. The B Corp Clinic is a collaboration between the Business Sustainability Collaborative, the Entrepreneurship Clinic, HQ Raleigh, and the NC State Net Impact Chapters.
The Clinic offers students hands-on consulting experience and the chance to learn about B Corporations, social and environmental impact assessment, and sustainable business models. Undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities across North Carolina are welcome to participate. Students will work in interdisciplinary, cross-university teams of 4-5 with their selected company and in partnership with subject matter experts to set tactical goals to help the company improve their impact over time.
Over the last two years, the B Corp Clinic has worked with 157 students on 24 projects and helped companies make progress on over 1200 points towards certification, including 5 companies that have become B Corp Certified. Stay tuned for information about the Fall 2017 B Corp Clinic companies. You can read more about our past 24 B Corp Clinic projects. The B Corp Clinic launch event will feature an introduction to B Corporations, an opportunity to learn more about the Fall 2017 B Corp Clinic and projects, student expectations and how to get involved.
Companies can still apply to participate in the Fall Clinic until Monday, August 28th.
Students will have an opportunity to apply to participate in the Clinic after the kick-off. Final applications will be due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 13th.
Check out the working schedule for the Fall 2017 B Corp Clinic and the agenda for the kick-off is below.
3:00 - 3:10 - Welcome to the B Corp Clinic Launch
3:10 - 3:25 - Overview of B Corporations
3:25 - 3:45 - Overview of B Corp Clinic
3:45 - 4:30 - Company Introductions
4:30 - 4:40 - Coach Introductions
4:40 - 5:00 - Questions & Next Steps
We look forward to seeing you (virtually) on Friday, September 8th at 3pm!
Director, Business Sustainability Collaborative
Lecturer, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University