environmental impact

Jul 22, 2021

Oscar’s Journey from Oil & Gas to Sustainability Consulting

The sight of enormous wind turbines built right next to abandoned oil wells inspired Oscar to make a change and the NC State B Corp Clinic was a step on his path. In this article, Jenkins Alum, Oscar Llama shares his journey of moving from the oil industry into one focused on environmental and social sustainability.

May 23, 2020

Luxury Meets Sustainability

From the start, Stucko wanted Prota Fiori to become B Corporation certified. To her, the certification is simply an additional step of accountability for the sustainable practices she felt called to pursue. After learning about Poole College of Management’s B Corp Clinic, she jumped at the opportunity to participate. Not only does the college provide expertise in sustainability and supply chain management, but it’s Global Luxury and Management (GLAM) program provides a unique understanding of the luxury market.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Mar 13, 2019

It’s B Corp Month at NC State, in North Carolina and Around the World

March is B Corp Month in the United States and Canada, a month dedicated to celebrating Certified B Corps and the B Corp community. The goal of B Corp Month is to celebrate the movement and spread the word.