Past Events Business Sustainability Collaborative

  • FoodCon 2015

    Event Date: December 2, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM

    FoodCon 2015 will be an exciting afternoon conference that connects organizations with top talent as well as with thought leaders in the food and agribusiness arena. FoodCon is a joint effort by the MBA students at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The objective of the conference is for students, industry leaders, and community members to make valuable professional connections while discussing pressing issues and trends within the food industry (sustainability, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, etc.) Students from top-tier universities as well as professionals and interested community members are encouraged to attend! Panelists and speakers will include representatives from… Learn More

  • BSC Conversation

    Event Date: November 19, 2015 Time: 3:30 PM Location: Talley Student Union, North Carolina State University

    BSC Conversations: Can Luxury Brands Be Sustainable? Hosted by the Global Luxury Management Program (GLM) and the Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC) Can luxury brands be sustainable? Find out on November 19th from 3:30 - 4:30pm in Talley Student Union when the GLM and the BSC will host a conversation with Francine Espinoza Petersen, Associate Professor of Marketing, European School of Management and Technology and Nancy Cassill, Professor in the NC State College of Textiles and Director of the Poole College Global Luxury Management program. Reception to follow! About Francine Espinoza Petersen Dr. Petersen is a researcher in consumer psychology and behavior. She is interested… Learn More

  • Dinners With Purpose

    Event Date: November 18, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM Location: James B. Hunt Jr. Library - 1070 Partners Way. Duke Energy Hall ABC. Raleigh, NC 27606

    The culminating event of Ms. Hall-Trujillo’s visit to NC State will be a casual buffet style dinner with presentation and conversation centering on how to find our passion and a purposeful path in our studies and work. Students, faculty and staff across the campus are encouraged to attend as are community leaders in both the social and business sectors. The event will take place at Hunt Library and is free and open to the public, however space is limited. For more information and a ticket, CLICK HERE. Learn More

  • Innovation Hall Breakfast

    Event Date: November 18, 2015 Time: 8:30 AM Location: James B. Hunt Jr. Library - 1070 Partners Way. Room 4106. Raleigh, NC 27606

    In collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Initiative, a casual breakfast gathering will be held on campus at Innovation Hall, the campus site for NC State’s entrepreneurship living and learning community. Presentation and discussion will focus on social entrepreneurship, including the cross disciplinary skills required to launch and sustain a nonprofit. This event is free and open only to students, staff and faculty. For more information and a ticket, CLICK HERE. Learn More

  • Sustainable Spirits

    Event Date: November 17, 2015 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Circa 1888

    Celebrate NC State Global Entrepreneurship Week, 2015 International Year of Soils (FAO), upcoming holidays, and everything in between! TUE NOV 17 | 5:30-7:30PM Raleigh @ Circa 1888 412 W Davie Street Co-Hosts: Swinerton Builders, NCSU Business Sustainability Collaborative, Triangle US Green Building Council, NC Composting Council & Circa 1888 Free appetizers made by LoveFoodRaleigh Grab a beer and Circa 1888 will donate 10% to the NCSU Compost Training Facility! RSVP HERE! Sustainable Spirits is a casual monthly gathering for the sustainability community in North Carolina! It's free and open to everyone interested in anything from renewable energy and civic engagement to green building… Learn More

  • Community of Nonprofit Scholars (CONS)

    Event Date: November 17, 2015 Time: 4:30 PM Location: James B. Hunt Jr. Library - 1070 Partners Way. Room 4106. Raleigh, NC 27606

    Students, faculty, and nonprofit leaders are invited to a presentation and discussion on the internationally acclaimed Birthing Project USA. Ms. Hall-Trujillo will discuss the challenges and accomplishments of leading this dynamic nonprofit. The event will take place at Hunt Library and is free and open to the public, however space is limited. For more information visit: For more information and a ticket, CLICK HERE. Learn More

  • Speed Networking for Social Entrepreneurs

    Event Date: November 16, 2015 Time: 4:30 PM Location: Nelson Hall, Port City Java Commons

    Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at NC State with Speed Networking! Speed Networking for Social Entrepreneurs is designed to connect NC State students and local social entrepreneurs for a fun and interactive networking session. Come meet one-on-one with Triangle-based social entrepreneurs. Find out what is involved in creating a business with social impact. Port City Java Student Commons, 2nd floor Nelson Hall. Join us 4:30-5:30 pm for speed networking and stay for the reception. A collaboration of the NC State Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative and the NC State Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. Register here: eventbrite.com  Learn More

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Careers in Sustainability Series - Consulting

    Event Date: November 12, 2015 Time: 4:00 PM

    Event Details You are cordially invited to the 14th annual Careers in Sustainability Series—UNC Kenan-Flagler’s annual professional development and networking event for students exploring careers that have social and environmental impact. Your ticket gives you access to a 1-hour panel featuring industry leaders followed by additional time for networking with panelists and fellow attendees over refreshments sponsored by Relay Foods. This is an open invitation, business casual event. See you there! The Business School parking deck's traffic gates will be open starting at 4:00 PM, so you may park there for free starting at 4 PM. Consulting Panel in McColl Building, Room 2575 Registration… Learn More

  • 2015 Duke University Energy Conference

    Event Date: November 11, 2015 Time: 8:00 AM

    Join us at the annual Duke University Energy Conference! The 7th annual Duke University Energy Conference will capitalize on Duke University’s position as a prestigious  academic partner at the center of the global energy conversation. The conference will present balanced discussions with powerful speakers, covering crucial topics. As we dive into the key factors of Investing in the Energy Future, our speakers will answer the following questions:  What will be the model for utilities of the future?  How do energy and environmental policy impact business strategies? How do you get technology out of the laboratory? What are the impacts and expectations of the… Learn More

  • CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference

    Event Date: November 6, 2015 Time: 8:00 AM

    THE FOOD AND FARM EVENT OF THE YEAR! There is no place like the Sustainable Agriculture Conference to learn from the experts about cutting-edge techniques and innovative programs and to connect with others who are just as passionate about rebuilding a healthy, local foodshed from seed to plate. Join farmers, health advocates, gardeners, homesteaders, agri-preneurs, ag-tivists, consumers and everyone in-between to learn, network, celebrate, and champion local and organic foods and farms. DOWNLOAD the Official 2015 Conference Program or Check out these unparalleled opportunities to learn and connect: 66 Workshops in 2 incredible days, including a First Time Conference Attendee Program and workshops to take seasoned… Learn More

  • MergeLane Workshop

    Event Date: October 29, 2015 Time: 6:00 PM Location: The Frontier - 800 Park Offices Drive , NC 27709

    The Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs, an new initiative at NC State, is hosting MergeLane, an accelerator program, at the Frontier in RTP. Come meet Sue Heilbronner, co-founder of MergeLane, an accelerator program for companies with at least one woman in a leadership role. This program includes a $20k investment. The workshop gives the chance for startups, mentors and investors a chance to learn more about the details of the accelerator, and find out what is unique about MergeLane. Also, be there for the launch of Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a program for women innovators and thinkers sponsored by the College of Management and College of… Learn More

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Careers in Sustainability Series - Impact Investing

    Event Date: October 29, 2015 Time: 4:00 PM

    Event Details You are cordially invited to the 14th annual Careers in Sustainability Series—UNC Kenan-Flagler’s annual professional development and networking event for students exploring careers that have social and environmental impact. Your ticket gives you access to a 1-hour panel featuring industry leaders, followed by additional time for networking with panelists and fellow attendees over refreshments sponsored by Relay Foods. This is an open invitation, business casual event. See you there! The Business School parking deck's traffic gates will be open starting at 4 PM, so you may park there for free starting at 4 PM. Impact Investing Panel in McColl Building, Room… Learn More

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Careers in Sustainability Series - Marketing

    Event Date: October 29, 2015 Time: 4:00 PM

    Event Details You are cordially invited to the 14th annual Careers in Sustainability Series—UNC Kenan-Flagler’s annual professional development and networking event for students exploring careers that have social and environmental impact. Your ticket gives you access to a 1-hour panel featuring industry leaders, followed by additional time for networking with panelists and fellow attendees over refreshments sponsored by Relay Foods. This is an open invitation, business casual event. The panel discussion will begin at 4:30 PM. See you there! The Business School parking deck's traffic gates will be open starting at 4 PM, so you may park there for free starting at 4 PM.… Learn More

  • Careers in Sustainability Workshop with Katie Kross

    Event Date: October 28, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM

    Event Details Join us on October 28th from 12 -1pm in Nelson Hall 1130 when the Poole College BusinessSustainability Collaborative and the NC State Net Impact chapters will partner to host Katie Kross, author of Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability and Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. This Careers in Sustainability workshop is open to all NC State undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. We hope you can join us! About Profession and Purpose This bestselling resource guide offers MBAs a… Learn More

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Careers in Sustainability Series - Energy

    Event Date: October 22, 2015 Time: 4:00 PM

    Event Details You are cordially invited to the 14th annual Careers in Sustainability Series—UNC Kenan-Flagler’s annual professional development and networking event for students exploring careers that have social and environmental impact. Your ticket gives you access to a 1-hour panel featuring industry leaders, followed by additional time for networking with panelists and fellow attendees over refreshments sponsored by Relay Foods. This is an open invitation, business casual event. See you there!  The Business School parking deck's traffic gates will be open starting at 4 PM, so you may park there for free starting at 4 PM. Energy Panel in McColl Building, Room 2575 Registration… Learn More

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Careers in Sustainability Series - Operations and Supply Chain

    Event Date: October 22, 2015 Time: 4:00 PM

    Event Details You are cordially invited to the 14th annual Careers in Sustainability Series—UNC Kenan-Flagler’s annual professional development and networking event for students exploring careers that have social and environmental impact. Your ticket gives you access to a 1-hour panel featuring industry leaders, followed by additional time for networking with panelists and fellow attendees over refreshments sponsored by Relay Foods. This is an open invitation, business casual event. See you there! The Business School parking deck's traffic gates will be open starting at 4 PM, so you may park there for free starting at 4 PM. Marketing Panel in McColl Building, Room 2500 Registration… Learn More

  • B Corp Clinic Launch

    Event Date: October 2, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM

    Interested in working on a consulting project with entrepreneurs who use business as a force for good? Join us Friday, Oct. 2 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at HQ Raleigh, for the launch of NC State’s B Corp Clinic, designed to connect students to aspiring B Corporations in order to help them improve their environmental and social impact. The Clinic will provide an opportunity to embed students in the local entrepreneurship community and engage students in a unique experiential learning opportunity. Join us for the launch of the Clinic and an opportunity to work with one of three aspiring B Corporations this fall.… Learn More

  • Poole College Fall Career & Internship Fair

    Event Date: October 2, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM

    Poole College's annual Fall Career and Internship Fair has been growing each year, with more than 100 companies participating in fall 2014. Registration for companies and students will be live on the university's ePACK career development system on May 29, 2015.  Brian Newton, director of career development for the college's undergraduate programs, is coordinator of the college's fall and spring Career and Internship Fairs. Companies interested in additional details or opportunities to engage with Poole College's undergraduate students may contact Newton directly. Recruiters interested in engaging with Poole College graduate students may contact career development team members for those programs.  Poole College students are encouraged… Learn More

  • TSC Paper Primer

    Event Date: September 24, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM

    Event Details Join TSC for a unique online training opportunity for you and your team to learn more about the paper industry. Targeted for professionals in the paper industry and other sectors that utilize paper and pulp, this primer, led by Dr. Richard Venditti of TSC-member North Carolina State University, will cover a range of topics from a paper industry overview through environmental life cycle analysis (LCA) results. TSC Paper, Pulp, and Forestry Sector Working Group co-chairs Ian Liftshitz of Asia, Pulp & Paper and John Mulcahy of Georgia-Pacific will provide an introduction. Agenda: 1. Overview of the industry and products 2.… Learn More

  • Business Sustainability Initiative Launch & Keynote

    Event Date: September 21, 2015 Time: 3:30 PM

    On Monday, September 21, 2015, the Poole College Sustainability Initiative will re-launch as the Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC). The launch event will feature: An announcement about the new strategic priorities and programs of the Business Sustainability Collaborative A keynote address by Andrew Winston, a globally recognized advisor, writer and speaker on sustainable business A networking session featuring business representatives, faculty, staff and students partnering with the BSC About Andrew Winston Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. He is the author of the… Learn More

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