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Mar 31, 2021

Global, Here and Now Podcast: Professor Jessica Yinka Thomas

As the Director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, Professor Jessica Yinka Thomas brings together students, faculty, and the business community in order to cultivate sustainable business practices. Influential in her journey to becoming a scholar and leader in business were her experiences studying abroad during her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and her MBA at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Listen to the podcast below to hear more about how her experiences abroad were important both personally and professionally.

Mar 31, 2021

Every Day Sustainable Luxury

A few years into working in investment banking, Lauren Ginsberg decided to switch gears and pursue a career change. Returning to NC State, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Ginsberg joined the inaugural class for the Global Luxury and Management Program, a dual master’s degree program through the Poole College of Management and the Skema Business School.

Mar 16, 2021

Agents For Change: Black Excellence in the NC State Sustainability Community

Representation matters. It is important for us to bring to the forefront stories of Black excellence, particularly on campus.  Black History Month is designed to recognize and acknowledge the tremendous contribution the African American community has provided. As we embrace Black History Month this year, it is important to acknowledge Black change agents in the NC State community who are actively advocating for an economically viable, environmentally sound and socially just campus community.

Mar 16, 2021

Tim Kraft on the Consumer Benefits to Supply Chain Transparency

Tim Kraft, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, is seeing an emerging trend of increased supply chain transparency not only for risk management but for consumer benefits.

Feb 1, 2021

Helping Consumers Change the World When They Shop

Researchers at North Carolina State University are launching an initiative aimed at improving working conditions in clothing factories on a global scale. The project hopes to help workers by developing and marketing a tool that lets apparel shoppers know how items of clothing were made.

Feb 1, 2021

Jenkins MAC Enables Alumna to Turn Passion Into a Career

Gina Miani’s friends used to ask her why she was studying accounting. “You’re so passionate about the environment, shouldn’t you study something more closely related?,” they’d ask her. But Miani, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting at the NC State University’s Poole College of Management, always told them that perhaps one day she would use her business mindset for good. Three years after graduating, (Jenkins MAC 2017), Miani has found herself — through personal initiative — doing exactly that.

Jan 5, 2021

The Gift of a Lifetime: Poole College of Management reflects on 10 years since the Poole Family Endowment

On a cold morning in December 2010, Nelson Auditorium was filled with students, faculty, staff, community members, college supporters and local reporters as an historic gift was announced. Lonnie C. Poole, Jr., founder of Waste Industries, and his wife, Carol Johnson Poole, shared their intent to donate $40 million to the university –– $37 million of which was designated to fund an endowment to support the College of Management, now named the Lonnie C. Poole Jr. College of Management. The endowment was the largest gift given to NC State in school history, and, in an interview with the Triangle Business Journal, Chancellor Randy Woodson shared it would “elevate our ability to have one of the most competitive business colleges in the country.”

Dec 14, 2020

Embracing Open-Book Management to Fuel Employee Engagement and Corporate Sustainability

A white paper that examines open-book management and the benefits of applying its principles to improve employee satisfaction, engagement, retention, motivation, innovation, and corporate sustainability.

Nov 30, 2020

Better Business Teaching Note

This guide is to be used by the thousands of academics incorporating elements of the B Corp movement into their curriculum. Many people view B Corporations as just another certification, but this book details how the foundations of the movement can be used in every business model.

Oct 27, 2020

How Investors Can Better Support Women and People of Color-owned Businesses

A study funded by the Ford Foundation and conducted by a team including Jessica Thomas, director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, and Jeffrey Pollack, associate professor of entrepreneurship, explains the importance of investors supporting women and persons of color-owned startups.