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Feb 9, 2022

SBSI 2022: Racing to 2030

The Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference is hosted by the Net Impact Club at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. The event explores rapidly evolving opportunities in the fields of social impact and sustainability to bring positive and sustainable change.

Nov 18, 2021

BSC Global Entrepreneurship Week Speed Networking Recap

Raleigh Founded was alive with NC State students and local entrepreneurs for the Business Sustainability Collaborative Global Entrepreneurship Week Speed Networking event. The networking event on November 9th was an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to meet with Triangle-based impact entrepreneurs.

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 […]

Jan 5, 2021

The Gift of a Lifetime: Poole College of Management reflects on 10 years since the Poole Family Endowment

On a cold morning in December 2010, Nelson Auditorium was filled with students, faculty, staff, community members, college supporters and local reporters as an historic gift was announced. Lonnie C. Poole, Jr., founder of Waste Industries, and his wife, Carol Johnson Poole, shared their intent to donate $40 million to the university –– $37 million of which was designated to fund an endowment to support the College of Management, now named the Lonnie C. Poole Jr. College of Management. The endowment was the largest gift given to NC State in school history, and, in an interview with the Triangle Business Journal, Chancellor Randy Woodson shared it would “elevate our ability to have one of the most competitive business colleges in the country.”

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 […]

May 17, 2020

Winners Announced for the Social and Environmental Impact Category of NC State’s 2020 Lulu eGames

The Lulu eGames, NC State’s largest annual startup competition, draws the attention of student and faculty entrepreneurs from across campus. This year 130+ entrepreneurs entered the competition to battle for over $100,000 in award money. A group of volunteer judges hand-picked 19 finalist teams to advance to the second round of our highly competitive startup competition. For the first time since its inception in 2009, ten final round winners were announced virtually via a Facebook Live video stream on April 8, 2020. Student teams walked away with anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000. 

Apr 22, 2019

Winners Announced for the Social and Environmental Impact Category of NC State’s 2019 Lulu eGames

NC State’s 11th annual Lulu eGames kicked off with a fantastic performance from student entrepreneurs in the Social and Environmental Impact category!

Jul 2, 2017

Students Develop Pitch for Green 3D Printing Material in “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” Course

As part of Professor Jeff Pollock's MIE 310 course, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, students submit a two-minute video presenting a pitch for a value creating opportunity.

May 30, 2017

Ryan O’Donnell Using Business as a Force for Good

In our BSC Sustainability Perspectives video series, Ryan O'Donnell, BS Business Administration '14, founder of Pennies 4 Progress and EmployUs, shares his experience as an NC State student engaging in entrepreneurship, sustainability and social innovation. Ryan also discusses how he is using business as a force for good and how every company he starts will have a social mission.