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Sustainability Practicum

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 engaged over 480 students to help over 100 companies from around the world improve their social and environmental impact. Since Spring 2021 the B Corp Clinic is offered as a graduate level practicum course, MBA 582.

Each company is matched with a team of graduate students from the Poole College of Management and across the University. 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 a company’s positive impact on workers, community, customers and environment.

Real World Impact.

The B Corp Clinic has worked with 480 students on 108 projects and helped companies make progress on over 2,500 points towards certification, including 34 companies that have become B Corp Certified.

Past Company Participants

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 2024 B Corp Clinic is only open to students in MBA 582.