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Jan 5, 2021

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

By Caroline Barnhill 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 […]

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.

Sep 28, 2020

New Environmental Sciences Course Promotes Student Eco-Entrepreneurship

Written by Dr. Eli Typhina and Jena Keesee A new elective in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State has helped recent graduate Jena Keesee learn eco-entrepreneurship skills and how to apply behavior change theories. A spring […]

Sep 22, 2020

Black Businesses Matter

By Vicki Lee Parker-High, Executive Director, North Carolina Business Council Black people have long understood that entrepreneurship was the ultimate pathway to economic freedom. It was our escape from the discriminatory workplaces where we were overlooked for promotions, demoted or let […]

Aug 18, 2020

Haven Ventures Becomes Certified B Corp After Partnering with the B Corp Clinic

Less than a year after partnering with 5 student consultants through the NC State B Corp Clinic, Haven Ventures has become B Corp Clinic certified, solidifying their commitment to prioritize their social and environmental impact.

Jul 9, 2020

When Business Sustainability Education Leads to a Career of Social Impact

by Badri Yashwant Kuram, Recent Jenkins MBA Graduate Although I was familiar with businesses taking the path towards sustainability, in the past I believed that it was mainly to meet regulations set by the government or certifying organizations like the […]

Jun 21, 2020  |  News

BSC Director Jessica Yinka Thomas Interviewed on WUNC’s The State of Things

BSC Director, Jessica Yinka Thomas, joined Frank Stasio, the host of WUNC's The State of Things for an in-depth interview about her experience growing up in the US and West Africa, her career path from designing educational toys to teaching business sustainability and her passion for writing social justice novels.

Jun 11, 2020

In an Economy Ravaged By COVID-19, B Corps Open a Door for Change

As the world struggles to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, B Corporations may offer the reeling economy a way forward. Jessica Yinka Thomas, Poole College of Management’s director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC) and president of B Academics, explains how these businesses are better positioned than many other companies to withstand economic downturns.

May 26, 2020

How Farmers in the U.S. Are Uniting During COVID-19

Olivia Watkins, BSC Associate, Jenkins MBA Candidate and Co-founder of The Black Farmer Fund, shares her thoughts on how farmers and our food systems have been affected by COVID-19. Check out her article to see how farmers are uniting and how you can help support them.

May 23, 2020

Luxury Meets Sustainability

From the start, Stucko wanted Prota Fiori to become B Corporation certified. To her, the certification is simply an additional step of accountability for the sustainable practices she felt called to pursue. After learning about Poole College of Management’s B Corp Clinic, she jumped at the opportunity to participate. Not only does the college provide expertise in sustainability and supply chain management, but it’s Global Luxury and Management (GLAM) program provides a unique understanding of the luxury market.