B Corporations


What are B Corporations?

In short, a B Corporation is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.  B Corporations are businesses certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,000 Certified B Corps spanning 33 countries and over 60 industries, working together toward one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

North Carolina B Corps Community

B Corporation CommunityNC State University is an active participant in the North Carolina B Corp community, an informal network of Certified B Corporations and like-minded allies, dedicated to promoting business as a force for social and environmental good, both in North Carolina and around the world. (Listen to podcast with John Replogle, president and CEO of Seventh Generation.)

The community organizes events. We advocate for mission-driven businesses. And we raise awareness about how businesses can do more to improve their social and environmental impact and invest in their communities. Learn more today!

B Corp Programs at NC State University

Business Sustainability Collaborative at NC State University with Poole College of ManagementThe Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative is working with a number of NC State University and community partners to provide opportunities to connect students, faculty, and staff to the growing NC B Corps community.  

The goal is to work on experiential learning projects that will help to build the community. Partner with us!

B Corp Clinic

NC State University 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.

The Clinic will provide an opportunity to embed students in the local entrepreneurship community and engage students in an experiential learning opportunity.. Join us!

Social and Environmental Impact Category in Lulu eGames

B Corp Champions Category at Lulu egames

The Social and Environmental Impact Category in the Lulu eGames allows NC State graduate and undergraduate students, working in teams or individually, the opportunity to create a new venture focused on using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges.  

$10,000 in prize money and expert judges are made possible thanks to the generous support of some NC B Corp Champions, including Seventh Generation, The Redwoods Group, Murphy's Naturals, and HQ Raleigh. Learn more today!

B Corp Academic Community

B Corp Academic Community

The B Corp Academic Community works to connect the academic community engaged in research, curriculum development and experiential learning projects with the B Corp community.  

Start a dialogue among members of the academic community by sharing best practices and inspiration, and develop connections, programs and resources that will advance innovative research, engage students in real world learning and strengthen the global B Corp community. Attend an upcoming event!

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