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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.

May 3, 2021

Meet the 2021 NC State Sustainability Award Winners

The NC State Sustainability Council has selected 6 individuals and departments to be recognized for outstanding achievement in sustainability on campus, in the community, or globally.

May 3, 2021

NC State Ranks Globally For Sustainability Impact

Times Higher Education Impact has ranked NC State No. 1 in the U.S and No. 6 in the world on the goal of "Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure" related to Sustainable Development Goal 9.

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.

Feb 23, 2021

Poole College of Management Honors Black Women Making History

Celebrate Black History Month and take a deep dive into the challenges and successes of the Black female community at Poole College - including BSC Associates: Rachel Haynes & Olivia Watkins!

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.

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.

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 […]