B Corp Academic Community

Innovative academic leaders working together with students and researchers to create real world change.

Primary goals for the B Corp Academic Community include:

  • Starting a dialogue among members of the academic community to share best practices and inspiration
  • Develop connections, programs and resources that will advance innovative research
  • Engage students in real world learning and strengthen the global B Corp community.

The 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.

2017 Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable

2017 Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable in CanadaJoin 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!

Activities

  • Teaching Business as a Force for Good

    Monthly conference calls to share best practices and discuss opportunities for collaboration around curriculum development, research, experiential learning and other topics.
  • Organizing informal gatherings at existing conferences where there is a critical mass of community members.
  • Join us for the 2017 Global B Corp Academic Community Roundtable in conjunction with the B Corp Champions Retreat in Toronto, Canada (October 3-5).  Preliminary items on the agenda include three areas of focus: a) research on metrics and impact evaluation; b) curriculum development; and c) technical assistance provided by university student teams through B Impact Teams. Detailed agenda coming in July. Reserve your seat today!

Resources

Articles

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability, Harvard Business Review, October 21, 2016
It Pays to Become a B Corp, Harvard Business Review, December 06, 2016

Business Sustainability Collaborative Library: