Industry

May 23, 2022

Speed Networking with Change Makers Recap

Read up on our recap our of Spring 2022 Speed Networking with Change Makers event.

Apr 12, 2022

Startup Stories: Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, Founder, Bee Downtown

Jessica Yinka Thomas, director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, sits down with Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, founder of Bee Downton, to discuss her entrepreneurial journey at NC State and her passion to stop the bee population decline.

Jan 9, 2022

Refining B Corp Success

In light of the business community’s ongoing emphasis on promoting environmental and social good, more companies are intent on certifying as Benefit Corporations (B Corps). NC State professors conducted exploratory research to find out more about how they differ from other entrepreneurial ventures.

Dec 20, 2021

Study Details Baseline Needs to Bring Factories into Compliance with Labor Standards

Rob Handfield and fellow researchers from NC State have conducted an in-depth study to establish all of the actions apparel factories will need to take in order to come into compliance with international labor standards.

Dec 15, 2021

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.

Dec 8, 2021

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.

Nov 28, 2021

RTI Idea Lab for Equitable Economic Development Features BSC Director

The RTI Idea Lab for Equitable Economic Development recently welcomed BSC Leader Jessica Yinka Thomas to share her image of what equitable economic development looks like. Follow the provided link to see how you can get involved in creating a more equitable economy.

Nov 10, 2021

The Increasing Role of Climate Change in Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply Chain professor Rob Handfield Ph.D. of NC State Poole College of Management discusses how climate change is causing major supply chain disruptions. "Major supply chain disruptions due to weather-related incidents are on the rise, and one can’t dismiss these as a “once-in-a-century” event any more."

Sep 13, 2021

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.

Sep 10, 2021

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.