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.
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.
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.
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.
NC State students launch spatial intelligence startup that could help reduce energy costs in buildings based on smartphone data.
Sustainability in Supply Chains of Luxury Brands
The purpose of this paper is to explore the kind of actions taken by luxury brands in order to bring transparency along their supply chain.
Jessica Thomas, MBA
Director, Business Sustainability Collaborative & Lecturer, Department of Managment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Sustainability Approach “I see business sustainability as a strategy to drive innovation and competitive advantage. In my teaching, research and project engagement, I look for opportunities to make […]
2018 Student Commencement Speaker is Typically Unique
The think and do mentality that I’ve been gifted here at NC State is something that will stick with me wherever my path leads me.
NC to get region’s first large-scale wind power
Construction on a 200+ megawatt wind farm near Elizabeth City looks set to begin within the next month.
Target installing solar on eight NC stores
The big box retailer is investing heavily in renewables, including 8 large rooftop installations here in North Carolina.