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Sep 29, 2021  |  B Corporations

Jenkins MBA Ranks No. 1 in Diversity in Bloomburg Businessweek’s Top B-Schools Ranking

Bloomberg Businessweek announced this week that the NC State Jenkins full-time MBA program has been ranked No. 44 in its Best Business Schools MBA rankings, making it the ninth year NC State has participated in the ranking.

Sep 16, 2021

NC State Participates in SDG Quality Education Panel

As part of B Lab's 17 Days for 17 goals initiative focusing on how the B Corp movement is making progress towards the UN SDGs, Jessica Yinka Thomas joined academics from around the world focus on SDG 4!

May 25, 2021

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.

Apr 4, 2021

B Corp Month 2021 Podcast with Jessica Thomas

In March 2021, The Green Elephant Show featured Jessica Yinka Thomas to discuss B Corporations and B Academics. Jessica and Russell spoke about how sustainability, B corporations, and how social & environmental impact is increasingly important to the next generation of business leaders.

Aug 25, 2020

B Academics Network Hosts the 2020 Global B Academics Paper Development Workshop

The B Academics network recently held its 2020 Global B Academics Paper Development Workshop. B Academics is 501c3 that brings together over 1900 academics and supporters from 612 institutions and 52 countries. It is a growing movement with a vision to “advance the state of academic study into business as a force for good,” and is led by their president, Jessica Yinka Thomas who is the Director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative and a faculty member in the Poole College of Management at NC State. The topic of the Workshop was Nuts and Bolts of Research on B Corps: Empirical Methods and Research Design. 

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.

Jan 4, 2018

Movement Towards Benevolent Business Being Led by Triangle Academics

In cooperation with B Lab, BSC Director Jessica Thomas is working with partners in the B Corp Academic Community to unite academics around the world.