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.
"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.