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Feb 10, 2020

FoodCon 2020: Opportunities and Challenges in the Sustainable Food Industry

FoodCon is a conference co-hosted by UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, and NC State each year to celebrate the food and agri-business industry. This year NC State hosted FoodCon 2020 on Thursday, January 23rd at Talley Student Union. Conference attendees enjoyed panels and keynotes featuring organizations such as Happy Dirt, NC Dairy Alliance, Ripe Revival, and NC Field. Check out this article written by BSC Associate Rachel Haynes recapping FoodCon 2020!

Nov 4, 2019

VF Purpose-driven Business Speaker Series with Reggie Miller

BSC Associate, Hannah Stone, reflects on her interview with Reggie Miller, Global VP of Inclusion and Diversity at VF Corporation and shares how she learned that listening is the first step in building a purpose-driven company.

Oct 27, 2019

Measuring the Impact of Ventures Led by Women and People of Color

A new series of studies, funded by the Ford Foundation and led by Poole College faculty, examines the social and environmental impact of investment in ventures led by women and people of color. The project is a collaboration between the Business Sustainability Collaborative and LIFT Economy, an impact consulting firm, worker-owned cooperative, and Certified B Corporation.

Sep 29, 2019

What’s Happening with the Fall 2019 B Corp Clinic?

You haven’t heard much about the fall 2019 B Corp Clinic because we’ve been busy testing out a new model. This fall, the B Corp Clinic was only open to students who are taking MBA 582: Sustainability  and Business,  a new […]

Sep 29, 2019

BSC Director Named President of B Academics

BSC Director, Jessica Thomas, was recently name president of B Academics, a network of over 1,500 educators, researchers and academic partners, in 52 countries, who are committed to accelerating the sustainable business movement by studying B Corporations.

Aug 4, 2019

Poole College Releases 2018-19 Annual Report

The annual report outlines examples and progress towards the college's strategic goals: student success, faculty and scholarship, interdisciplinary engagement, organizational excellence and local and global partnership.

Aug 2, 2019

BSC Releases 2017 – 19 PRME Impact Report

As part of our vision to advance business and society, Poole College has adopted the Principles for Responsible Management Education. As a signatory school, Poole College is part of an international network of institutions committed to building a sustainable global economy.

Aug 2, 2019

Graham Givens MBA’17: Leveraging the Power of the Supply Chain for a More Sustainable Future

Givens graduated from NC State with his MBA in supply chain management in 2017, and is now the Sustainability Manager at Foodbuy, North America’s largest food service procurement organization, where he manages corporate social responsibility reporting, compliance and development. In this interview, Givens recounts his unique experiences as an MBA supply chain student, and how he’s applied those experiences to his current profession and passion for improving sustainability across supply chains.

Jun 25, 2019

Politicians Walk The Walk, When It Comes To Financial Investments

A recent study of U.S senators and representatives –– co-authored by Jesse Ellis, associate professor of finance in Poole College –– finds that the more liberal a politician’s voting record is, the more likely the politician is to invest in socially responsible stocks. The study was published in Management Science on May 30.

Jun 24, 2019

Leading the Pack: John Deere Lunch ‘n’ Learn Hosted By NC State Net Impact

NC State’s Net Impact Chapter recently hosted Sean Weyrich, an Environmental Engineer and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) at John Deere, for their latest Lunch ‘n’ Learn. Sean, an NC State alum, discussed John Deere’s newly established 2022 Sustainability Goals.