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 three years, the NC State B Corp Clinic has helped North Carolina companies achieve B Corp certification by working with teams of graduate and undergraduate students from universities across the state.
Students gain hands-on consulting experience and the chance to learn about social and environmental impact assessment and sustainable business models. Companies are matched with a team of interdisciplinary students to go through the assessment process and identify strategies to improve their B Corp scores.
A program of the NC State Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative, the B Corp Clinic has worked with 183 students on 29 projects and helped companies make progress on over 1300 points towards certification, including 6 companies that have become B Corp Certified.
Student Applications Open for Spring 2019 B Corp Clinic
Student applications to participate in the Spring 2019 B Corp Clinic are open through Friday, February 15th at 5pm. This spring semester, undergraduate and graduate students from across North Carolina have an opportunity to work with Counter Culture Coffee, HQ Raleigh, NARA Collective, Project Shift and SunSense Solar to help them improve their social and environmental impact through the NC State B Corp Clinic.
"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
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
Learn more about the B Corp Clinic
Read about our 33 projects
Student participants in the B Corp Clinic have worked on projects with companies like Red Hat, Firsthand Foods, Lulu.com, Seal the Seasons, Fullsteam Brewery and many more.
BSC Launches Spring 2018 B Corp Clinic
In Spring 2018, the B Corp Clinic welcomed students from NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University and, for the first time, NC Central University.