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)
Students - Apply for the B Corp Clinic
Calling all students who want to make a positive impact in the business world! Applications for the Spring 2020 B Corp Clinic are now open. The B Corp Clinic is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all North Carolina institutions. We have some fantastic companies participating in the clinic this semester and we would love for you to be a part of it! Application deadline is 5PM on February 14th.
"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
Why Do B Corps Matter?
Poole’s Jessica Thomas, lecturer and director of the Business Sustainability Collaborative, breaks down what a B Corp is and how they are changing the future of business.
What’s Happening with the Fall 2019 B Corp Clinic?
You haven't heard much about the fall 2019 B Corp Clinic because we've been busy testing out a new model.