Thought Leaders

Apr 12, 2022

The Role of Risk Management in Sustainability Efforts

Enterprise risk management plays into many aspects of business, including sustainability. Mark Beasley explores this more in this article.

Apr 12, 2022

Motivating Supplier Social Responsibility

Poole professor Tim Kraft discusses socially responsible practices and why it’s more important than ever for global brands.

Feb 24, 2022

New Podcast with B Lab Features BSC Director Jessica Thomas

It is the Business Sustainability Collaborative's pleasure to announce that our director Jessica Thomas has been featured on a new podcast special series by B Labs and Finding Humanity. 

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.

Oct 13, 2021

Pursuing B Corp Certification: Exploring Firms’ Entrepreneurial Orientation and Prosocial Motivation

In this study, the authors, including Jeffery Pollack PhD, an NC State associate professor, examine the Entrepreneurial Orientation of firms pursuing B Corp Certification and how it changes throughout and the first 8 weeks of the pursuit compared to firms […]

Sep 13, 2021

Poole Podcast: B-Corps and the Triple Bottom Line

Episode 10 of the Poole Podcast features Jessica Thomas and Eric Henry sharing inside information on B-Corps & the Triple Bottom Line.

Aug 23, 2021

Redesigning Capitalism: Business as a Force for Good with Jessica Thomas

Watch this Wolfpack Solutions course, "Redesigning Capitalism: Business as a Force for Good.” In this video, Jessica Thomas, explures a new model of business, B Corporations (B Corps), and a global movement focused on redesigning capitalism in a way that uses the power of business as an engine to drive positive social and environmental change.

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.

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 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.