Startup Stories: 321 Coffee
Lewis Sheats, assistant vice provost of entrepreneurship, sits down with the founders of 321 Coffee, Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans, to discuss how to provide employees with disabilities a meaningful way to contribute to society.
The Real ROI of Business Sustainability
Business leaders are understanding that the impact of their operations goes far beyond finances and that improving sustainability is much bigger than the bottom line. Jessica Yinka Thomas shares her insight into why it’s important for companies to share their sustainability efforts, how they can measure the impact of those efforts and more.
Kalera CEO Makes an Impact on the Future of Farming
When he enrolled in North Carolina State University’s College of Management, Daniel Malechuk (’03) didn’t picture himself working in the food industry, but he couldn’t be more proud today of his role in the future of sustainable farming.
Poole Podcast: B-Corps and the Triple Bottom Line
Episode 10 of the Poole Podcast features Jessica Thomas and Eric Henry sharing inside information on B-Corps & the Triple Bottom Line.
An Economic Impact Analysis of U.S. Biobased Industries
Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, analyzes the economic and environmental impact of biobased product industries as responsible alternatives to oil.
Treasure from Trash – Textile Sustainability with Emily Neville
Emily Neville '20 keeps old clothes out of the landfill by turning them into stylish, useful products for others. NC State Alumni Magazine Feature.
Redesigning Capitalism: Business as a Force for Good with Jessica Thomas
Watch this Wolfpack Solutions course, "Redesigning Capitalism: Business as a Force for Good.” In this video, Jessica Thomas, explures a new model of business, B Corporations (B Corps), and a global movement focused on redesigning capitalism in a way that uses the power of business as an engine to drive positive social and environmental change.
Jessica Yinka Thomas Introduces Incoming NC State Students to Business Sustainability
Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions is a multidisciplinary experience created by NC State for incoming first year and transfer students. Our own, Jessica Yinka Thomas, director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, is among the 50 NC State faculty and experts contributing to the five-week course.
Oscar’s Journey from Oil & Gas to Sustainability Consulting
The sight of enormous wind turbines built right next to abandoned oil wells inspired Oscar to make a change and the NC State B Corp Clinic was a step on his path. In this article, Jenkins Alum, Oscar Llama shares his journey of moving from the oil industry into one focused on environmental and social sustainability.
B Lab Welcomes Jessica Yinka Thomas to Standards Advisory Council
BSC Director Jessica Yinka Thomas has been nominated to the B Lab Standards Advisory Council (SAC), an independent governing body tasked with developing and overseeing the application of B Corp standards. The SAC plays a critical role in the B Corp community and the broader efforts to define performance expectations for businesses on social and environmental issues.