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 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 280 students on 51 projects and helped companies make progress on over 2,200 points towards certification, including 10 companies that have become B Corp Certified.

"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