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Feb 15, 2024

Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is Building a Better Tomorrow. In today’s world, companies are constantly thinking about the sustainability of their business choices and how they can best… 

Apr 10, 2023

Speed Networking with Change Makers Spring 2023

Our recent speed networking event hosted in collaboration with the Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC) and the Student Business Sustainability Association (SBSA) on March 30, 2023 offered NC State students and local professionals an opportunity to learn first hand from our local Triangle-based businesses! 

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Jan 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. 

Feb 1, 2021

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. 

Aunt Jemima Case

Aug 5, 2020

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… 

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Jun 21, 2020

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. 

Prota Fiori

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. 

Lulu eGames

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.  

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. 

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!