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Jessica Thomas

Dec 3, 2019

Why Do B Corps Matter?

Poole’s Jessica Thomas, lecturer and director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, breaks down what a B Corp is and how they are changing the future of business. 

Nov 14, 2019

Burt’s Bees’ Paula Alexander Joins MBA Guest-Lecturer Series to Talk About Sustainability Practices

As part of the guest-lecturer series in Jessica Thomas’ MBA 582: Sustainability and Business course, Paula Alexander, director of sustainable business and innovation at Burt’s Bees, spoke to Jenkins graduate students about sustainability. 

Oct 31, 2018

NC State Named To Princeton Review’s ‘Top 50 Green Colleges’ List

The Princeton Review has ranked NC State 42nd on its 2018 “Top 50 Green Colleges” list. The university has been named a Green College by The Princeton Review since 2012 but this is the first time NC State has made the top 50. 

Oct 30, 2018

Business With Purpose

As part of a new campus speaker series business leaders from VF Corp will share insights about the company’s transformation into a purpose-led organization. BSC hosts the series, which kicked off Oct. 22 with Letitia Webster, the company’s vice president for sustainability and responsibility. 

A sunny vineyard.

Oct 8, 2018

For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability

An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors. 

Sep 5, 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts Can Backfire For New Brands

Corporate social responsibility efforts may not always have the brand-building effects that companies want. 

TGCP's Sweeter Dreams volunteer delivering a new bed, bedding to Wake County children

Sep 4, 2018

Poole College Analysis Shows 5,000 Wake County Children Sleep Without a Bed of Their Own

NC State Poole College undergraduate students provide data for Sweeter Dreams project 


Aug 15, 2018

Smart Spaces

NC State students launch spatial intelligence startup that could help reduce energy costs in buildings based on smartphone data. 

May 3, 2018

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.