BSC Library Articles Tagged: Business

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    NC BRINGS HOME NINE GOOD FOOD AWARDS

    January 14, 2015

    Photo: Good Food Awards Eight North Carolinian food producers received national recognition for their outstanding products at the 2015 Good Food Awards. The Good Food Awards take place at the beginning of each year to honor those producers making food that is simultaneously delicious and socially and ecologically responsible. Out of 1,462 entrants, 14 different North Carolina products made it into the final round and nine were awarded the top honor. Hillsborough-based Farmer’s Daughter Pickles and Preserves managed to snag two separate awards, one for their Sweet Corn & Pepper Relish and one for their Strawberry-Honeysuckle Jam. Two Chicks Farm,…

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

    April 25, 2017

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

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    Business community signs up to Durham Living Wage

    March 23, 2015

    Photo: Durham Living Wage From high speed fiber broadband to the proposed Durham-Orange County light rail, there are signs that Durham's economy is on a major upswing. Many in the community, however, still struggle to get by on low and stagnant wages, and a new voluntary certification scheme is hoping to change that—providing recognition for employers who pay a true living wage and, organizers hope, creating market demand for more businesses to raise their pay.  Durham Living Wage launched this month at a packed meeting of the Durham People's Alliance at Fullsteam Brewery in downtown Durham. It is modeled after the successful Living…

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    Students from Across NC Participate in 2017 Spring B Corp Clinic

    June 28, 2017

    The Spring B Corp Clinic brought together students from all over North Carolina to help various organizations with their B Certified status. Read about the many projects and sustainable solutions that students and professionals developed throughout the clinic with local companies.

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    Bringing It Home conference looks to strengthen NC’s local economies

    March 31, 2015

    Photo credit: Bringing It Home On March 18th, close to two hundred people gathered at Asheville-Bumcombe Technical Community College to discuss strategies for strengthening local economies. The inaugural Bringing It Home conference brought together new economic pioneers from across North Carolina to share promising initiatives and models that are helping keep money circulating locally. Note: The following reports on specific panels are drawn from Mountain Xpress’s excellent write up of the conference—please take a look at the full article for a deeper overview of everything that was discussed. Some of the panels looked at particular sectors of the economy, like food,…

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    Waste to Green recognized for environmental impact

    May 11, 2015

    Waste to Green, a minority and woman-owned electronics recycling company, made the “B Corp Best for the Environment” list for the second year in a row. The Henderson-based company is on a mission to divert as much electronic waste from landfills as possible. Waste to Green works with individuals and companies to make sure electronic waste is recycled to its highest possible use, and that all data is entirely destroyed. Currently, much of the electronic waste that the developed world generates gets shipped to developing countries, where it often piles up in slums, leaching toxic chemicals into the environment. Co-founder…

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    Will NC lawmakers set a higher standard for business?

    May 6, 2015

    Image Credit:  You Tube / Screen Grab State lawmakers have introduced a bill to recognize benefit corporations as a separate category of corporate structure, providing legal recognition for companies with socially responsible missions that extend beyond profit. Proposed House Bill 534, the North Carolina Benefit Act, would establish a legal status for busineses that include one or more declarations of public benefits in their laws of incorporation. Similar laws have been passed in 29 states. The benefit corporation status shares similar goals but is not to be confused with B Corp certification, a third-party audit that measures a company's social,…

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    Sustainable Luxury with Francine Petersen

    January 25, 2016

    Sustainable Luxury with Francine Petersen by Veronica Luedke Last fall, NC State welcomed Dr. Francine Petersen, Associate Professor at the European School of Management in a collaboration between the Poole…

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    NC State Net Impact Chapter hosts Food Waste and Hunger Forum

    March 30, 2016

    The NC State Net Impact convened the Food Waste and Hunger Forum at the Talley Student Union. The event brought together panelists who are working on initiatives to eliminate food waste, and audience participants who are interested in solving food waste and hunger.

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    BSC joins the NBS Sustainability Centers Community

    July 18, 2016

    BSC has joined the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) Centers network, composed of sustainability centers at business schools around the world that are dedicated to helping create a more sustainable…

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    NC State Lulu eGames Launches New Sustainable Business Track

    July 18, 2016

    By Anna Rzewnicki and Iman Usmani The Lulu eGames, held each spring at NC State to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, offered a new category this year: the B Corp Champions…

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    Fellow FromThe Other Side: Not Your Everyday MBA

    August 15, 2016

     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…

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    B Corp Clinic Featured in the AACSB Blog

    November 27, 2016

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

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    Red Hat Participates in Fall 2016 B Corp Clinic

    January 18, 2017

    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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    Sydney Swain on path toward her goal: improving sustainability in global supply chains

    April 15, 2015

    It’s been an eventful week for Sydney Swain, a junior in NC State’s Poole College of Management. On March 11, she learned that she had been awarded a John Philip…

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    John Replogle’s Career Starters: Jumbo Shrimp, A Beer Magazine, Good Mentors

    February 27, 2017

    Do you ever wonder how successful business leaders get their start? Read the origin story of John Replogle, President and CEO of Seventh Generation.

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    OLD, POLLUTED DYE FACTORY BECOMES ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARK

    September 25, 2014

    Photo: ReVenture Park/video screenshot Across the Southeast, manufacturing sites with industrial infrastructure capable of enormous productive potential sit unused and idol. These sites are the garbage piles that manufacturing left behind when corporations moved their operations overseas, to places with less stringent labour and environmental regulations. But Tom McKittrick, founder and President of Forsite Development, doesn’t believe in trash. With the help of a number of partners, Forsite Development took an abandoned, badly polluted, textile-dye manufacturing plant near Mount Holly and turned it into an eco-industrial park that has already become a hub for green-color jobs. In August, McKittrick unveiled…

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    Sustainable Models for the Apparel Industry: Insights From Recent Conference at Harvard Law School

    February 26, 2017

    What is the state of the Bangladesh apparel industry three years after the deadly incident at Rana Plaza? Rejaul Hasan, BSC Associate and PhD Candidate in the College of Textiles shares his experience from the Bangladesh Development Conference at Harvard Law School.

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    GREENSBORO COMMUNITY HAS OWN SOLUTION TO FOOD DESERT PROBLEM

    December 11, 2014

        "If there is a way to build a successful, profitable business selling food to people in Northeast Greensboro, then we can figure it out. We can build it ourselves, and keep the jobs and the profit in the neighborhood." -Ed Whitfield, co-Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities When the Bessemer Center's Winn-Dixie supermarket shut its doors in 1998, the community in Northeast Greensboro was left without a place to buy healthy food. For sixteen years, the many residents nearby without access to a car were forced to take a bus to another store three miles away, or…

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

    March 16, 2017

    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.

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    ASHEVILLE’S GREEN BUSINESS SCENE PROFILED BY FORBES

    December 30, 2014

    Photo: mdl70/creative commons From contributing to the state's solar boom to an expanding green events industry, Asheville, North Carolina has a strong and growing reputation for environmentally conscious business. Now the town is being profiled by Forbes in its ongoing series on innovation around the United States, and unsurprisingly, the focus is on sustainability. Among the initiatives that the article focuses on is Venture Asheville:  The brainchild of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, the Venture Asheville initiative works to energize a local high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem. Fittingly, investing and growing “green” businesses – those…

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    Record Number of Entries in the Lulu eGames Social Impact Category

    March 26, 2017

    The Lulu eGames is the biggest startup competition within NC State. Awarding over $100,000 in prizes, this year's eGames competition had a record number of entries.

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