Protopia B Corp Clinic team


Help real companies, ranging from startups to multinationals, strengthen their social and environmental impact. Develop real-world experience working with local and global companies.

About the B Corp Clinic

Have you ever wondered how companies become B Corps? B Corps—like Warby Parker, New Belgium Brewing, and Patagonia—are “for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.”

For the last four years, the NC State B Corp Clinic has helped over 50 companies from around the world improve their social and environmental impact. Whether you’re a traditional business working to become more sustainable, an aspiring B Corp pursuing certification or a certified B Corp focused on continuous improvement, the B Corp Clinic can help!

Each company is matched with a team of interdisciplinary students from academic institutions across North Carolina. The team uses the B Impact Assessment (BIA), as a tool to measure and drive impact. The BIA is a free, confidential platform designed to help measure and manage your company’s positive impact on your workers, community, customers and environment.

A program of the NC State Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative, the B Corp Clinic has worked with 300 students on 56 projects and helped companies make progress on over 2,300 points towards certification, including 10 companies that have become B Corp Certified.

B Corp Clinic Timeline – Spring 2020
1/31 – Company applications due by 5pm
2/7 – B Corp Clinic Kickoff, HQ Centennial Campus (10:30 – 12:30)
2/14 – Student applications due by 5pm
2/17 – Teams announced
2/21 – Student orientation
3/20 – Interim presentations (virtual event)
4/24 – B Corp Clinic Closing Presentations, HQ Centennial Campus (10:30 – 12:30)

"I didn't realize how hard the assessment actually is and how much of a commitment from the company it is. It was a great learning experience." Tali Brennan, Spring 2017 B Corp Clinic, MEM Candidate, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Why Participate?

Drive social and environmental impact

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students, all disciplines, from across North Carolina
  • Work on a semester long consulting engagement with a local company
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary, cross-university teams to drive social and environmental impact
  • NC State students can receive credit for participation in the B Corp Clinic