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  • netimpact

    Net Impact Conference Report 2017

    The North Carolina State University chapter of Net Impact recently traveled to Atlanta, GA for the 2017 Net Impact National Conference. Held October 26-28th, the annual conference gives Net Impact members the opportunity to broaden their breadth of knowledge regarding sustainability issues, network with other students, corporate representatives, and other leaders in sustainable initiatives from all across the world.

  • energy saving benefits

    Consumer Resistance to Green Innovations

    By Rejaul Hasan Why are consumers resistant to adopting green innovations? This is a question posed by Dr. Rosanna Garcia, the Faculty Director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative at North Carolina…

  • b corporation

    Using Business as a Force for Good is Big Business

    Benefit corporations are using their business for good while also meeting the shifting customer demands. Read more about the change in customer preferences and how businesses are working towards a more ethical practice.

  • entrepreneurship

    Ryan O’Donnell Using Business as a Force for Good

    In our BSC Sustainability Perspectives video series, Ryan O'Donnell, BS Business Administration '14, founder of Pennies 4 Progress and EmployUs, shares his experience as an NC State student engaging in entrepreneurship, sustainability and social innovation. Ryan also discusses how he is using business as a force for good and how every company he starts will have a social mission.

  • business

    NC State Undergraduate and Graduate Net Impact Chapters Welcome New Leadership Teams

    The NC State University Net Impact chapter is one of 300+ worldwide which connects like-minded, innovative people in an impactful program.

  • business sustainability collaborative

    Jenkins MBA Students Take 3rd Place in Invest for Impact Competition

    For the second year in a row, a team from the Jenkins MBA program participated in, and placed at the annual Invest for Impact Case Competition, hosted by UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • north carolina

    The Quest to Find Sustainable Materials for 3D Printing

    A quest is underway to find sustainable materials for 3D printing by a group of NC State researchers from the College of Textiles and College of Natural Resources in association with Cotton Inc. Learn more about how cotton can be a game changer for printing and sustainability.

  • design

    Designing for Sustainability

    Rosanna Garcia, BSC Faculty Director, Associate Professor of Marketing and Innovation + Design Chancellor’s Faculty of Excellence Cluster talks about her teaching, research and collaboration across NC State. Dr. Garcia discusses how companies can drive innovation through design for sustainability and measuring social and environmental impact in our new Sustainability Perspectives Video Series.

  • business

    What is NC signaling to investors? A few words from the 2017 Clean Tech Summit

    What signals are we sending on behalf of our state to the benefit or detriment of our economy and commitment to job creation? A few words from the 2017 Clean Tech Summit by Larissa Via, Jenkins MBA '18, Sustainable Energy Editor, NC State Net Impact Chapter.

  • curriculum development

    Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum

    Sustainability Perspectives Video Series Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum Liz Bowen, Jenkins MBA student and Program Coordinator in the NC State Sustainability Office discusses the importance of integrating sustainability across the curriculum  in our new Sustainability Perspectives Video Series.  

  • b corp clinic

    Red Hat Participates in Fall 2016 B Corp Clinic

    By Carla Davis, NC State Sustainability Office Communications Contributions from Anna Campbell, Poole College Communications Is a for-profit company’s only goal to generate profit? A growing number of Triangle-area businesses…

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    B Corp Clinic Featured in the AACSB Blog

    The Business Sustainability Collaborative program the B Corp Clinic was featured in the AACSB Blog post, "Developing Social Entrepreneurs Through B Corp Clinic."

  • business education

    The Importance of Sustainable Business Education with Scott Showalter

    Sustainability Perspectives Video Series The Importance of Sustainable Business Education Scott Showalter, Professor of Practice in the Department of Accounting shares his vision for business sustainability and the importance in preparing our students to drive sustainable change in our new Sustainability Perspectives Video Series.                   

  • net impact

    NC State Net Impact Chapters Receive Gold Chapter Standing

    NC State’s undergraduate and graduate Net Impact chapters both received 2016 Gold standings in recognition of their outstanding performance in the past academic year. It is the second consecutive year…

  • business

    Fellow FromThe Other Side: Not Your Everyday MBA

     by Benjamin Bradley, Jenkins MBA Class of 2017 I’m not your typical business school student (I know, that’s what they all say). But I practice what I preach. I sincerely…

  • innovation

    Poole College of Management celebrates launch of Business Sustainability Collaborative

    By Hugh V. Fisher, Poole College Communications Students, faculty, staff and friends of NC State gathered Monday to celebrate the launch of the Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC), formerly…

  • leadership

    Jessica Thomas: Strengthening skills, network through Leadership NC

    Jessica Thomas, director of the Sustainability Initiative at the NC State Poole College of Management, joined an elite group of business, civic and community leaders this summer as one of…

  • innovation

    Sustainability, health care, supply chain and trendspotting projects win 2015 Showcase

    A sustainable approach to healthy eating, a new take on a device used in treating sleep apena, two supply chain solutions, and an international trends study. These are the winners…

  • agriculture

    Biobased economy created 4 million jobs, says USDA study from NC State & Duke

    4 million jobs, and $369 billion, that's how much the BioBased economy contributed to the US economy in 2013 alone.  

  • community

    North Carolina Sustainability Center passes the torch to Poole College’s Sustainability Initiative

    The North Carolina Sustainability Center (NCSC) on April 21 officially transferred its role as an online sustainability community to the Sustainability Initiative at the NC State University Poole College of…

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