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SBSI 2020

Apr 13, 2020

Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference: Patience as a Key to Impact Investing

On February 12th, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference (SBSI) hosted by the Net Impact Chapter at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. 

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Feb 11, 2020

Jessica Yinka Thomas Featured As World-Changing Woman in Business

Thomas was recognized as part of a Conscious Company series recognizing 13 women who are leading the “fourth wave of social enterprise” for her efforts in the Business Sustainability Collaborative at NC State and B Academics by working to advance the state of academic study into business as a force for good. 

Dec 18, 2019

Home Depot’s Jarvis Pushes Practicality in MBA 582 Guest Lecture

Home Depot Chief Sustainability Officer Ron Jarvis gave a no-frills lecture about accomplishing corporate sustainability objectives in Jessica Thomas’ MBA 582: Sustainability and Business course Oct. 30 at Nelson Hall. 

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. 

Nov 4, 2019

VF Purpose-driven Business Speaker Series with Reggie Miller

BSC Associate, Hannah Stone, reflects on her interview with Reggie Miller, Global VP of Inclusion and Diversity at VF Corporation and shares how she learned that listening is the first step in building a purpose-driven company. 

Aug 2, 2019

Graham Givens MBA’17: Leveraging the Power of the Supply Chain for a More Sustainable Future

Givens graduated from NC State with his MBA in supply chain management in 2017, and is now the Sustainability Manager at Foodbuy, North America’s largest food service procurement organization, where he manages corporate social responsibility reporting, compliance and development. In this interview, Givens recounts his unique experiences as an MBA supply chain student, and how he’s applied those experiences to his current profession and passion for improving sustainability across supply chains. 

Jul 11, 2019

B Local Triangle July’s Happy Hour at Lynnwood Brewing

Are you interested in learning more about B Corps and how to use business as a Force for Good? This is a great place to hear from local NC B Corp community… 

Jun 24, 2019

Leading the Pack: John Deere Lunch ‘n’ Learn Hosted By NC State Net Impact

NC State’s Net Impact Chapter recently hosted Sean Weyrich, an Environmental Engineer and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) at John Deere, for their latest Lunch ‘n’ Learn. Sean, an NC State alum, discussed John Deere’s newly established 2022 Sustainability Goals. 

May 2, 2019

BSC Director Recognized for Outstanding Outreach and Engagement

Jessica Thomas, director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC) at the NC State University Poole College of Management was recognized recently for her commitment to teaching, research and public service by NC State’s Office of Outreach and Engagement.