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.
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.
New Case Study Focused on Driving Conversations around Race, Brands, and Corporate Social Responsibility
by Rachel Haynes, BSC Associate and Jenkins MBA Candidate 2021 “When Professors Stanko and Miller reached out about the case, I could immediately feel the weight of importance in what they were trying to put forth into business classrooms around […]
BSC Director Jessica Yinka Thomas Interviewed on WUNC’s The State of Things
BSC Director, Jessica Yinka Thomas, joined Frank Stasio, the host of WUNC's The State of Things for an in-depth interview about her experience growing up in the US and West Africa, her career path from designing educational toys to teaching business sustainability and her passion for writing social justice novels.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Reshoring of U.S. Apparel Manufacturing: Lesson from an Innovative North Carolina based Manufacturing Company
Governments and Industries alike have desired reshoring of U.S. apparel manufacturing for several years now, but the labor-intensive manufacturing processes of apparel have made reshoring financially infeasible. While industry efforts focus on technological innovation to find a cost-efficient manufacturing process, […]
3 Ways Everyday People Can Make Social Business the Norm
BSC Director, Jessica Thomas, was featured in a Medium article by Activate Good Executive Director, Amber Smith, "3 Ways Everyday People Can Make Social Business the Norm." The article explores every day strategies that people can take to effect social change. Amber Smith discusses how individuals can "benefit the world when you buy" and features Jessica Thomas' #bcorpchallenge.