Business

Sep 14, 2022

The Business of Sustainability

Jessica Thomas, director of the Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative, discusses plans on integrating sustainability across Poole College, including a proposal for a 12-credit graduate business sustainability certificate.

Jul 1, 2022

Safer Sustainability: Mitigating Today’s Escalating ESG Risks

Companies around the world are learning that making strides in only one ESG category doesn’t cut it, and that when it comes to their sustainability efforts, a lot is at stake.

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 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.

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.

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

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.