Protopia B Corp Clinic team


Help real companies, from startups to multinational corporations, 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.”

Since 2015, 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.

The Spring 2021 B Corp Clinic is only open to students in MBA 582.

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 (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Week 0 – Company applications due near the first week of class
Week 1 – B Corp Clinic Kickoff & Company presentations (virtual)
Week 2 – Student applications due by 5 pm
Week 2.5 – Teams announced
Week 3 – Student orientation
Week 3 to 7 – Team Projects
Week 7 – Interim presentations (virtual)
Week 7 to 12 – Team Projects
Week 12 – B Corp Clinic Closing Presentations (virtual)

Spring 2020 B Corp Clinic Companies: 9miles Media, Boer Brothers Heating and Air, Get Spiffy, Inc.,, Prota Fiori, Spiritex/Asheville Apparel,Triangle Environmental and Unity Digital Agency.

Fall 2019 B Corp Clinic Companies: Charles & ColvardHaven DevelopersMurphy’s NaturalsRecover Brands and Touchstone Essentials.

Spring 2019 B Corp Clinic Companies: Counter Culture CoffeeHQ RaleighNARA collectiveProject Shift, and SunSense Solar.

"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

The Spring 2023 B Corp Clinic is only open to students in MBA 582.