Refining B Corp Success
In light of the business community’s ongoing emphasis on promoting environmental and social good, more companies are intent on certifying as Benefit Corporations (B Corps). NC State professors conducted exploratory research to find out more about how they differ from other entrepreneurial ventures.
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.
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.
Politicians Walk The Walk, When It Comes To Financial Investments
A recent study of U.S senators and representatives –– co-authored by Jesse Ellis, associate professor of finance in Poole College –– finds that the more liberal a politician’s voting record is, the more likely the politician is to invest in socially responsible stocks. The study was published in Management Science on May 30.