Faculty Resources

Sustainability in Research Seminar Series

The Business Sustainability Collaborative hosts regular talks by distinguished visiting faculty across a broad range of sustainability-related research areas. Seminars are free of charge and open to NC State faculty, graduate students, and invited guests.

Fall 2016 Sustainability in Research Seminar

Dr. Kerry SmithKerry Smith
W. P. Carey Professor of Economics
Arizona State University
October 18th, 2016
3:00 - 4:30pm
Nelson 4210
“Valuing Nature: A Prerequiste for Sustainable Policy Design”.

Previous BSC Sustainability in Research Seminars

Eric Leeper
Rudy Professor, Department of Economics
Indiana University
October 20, 2015
4:30 – 6:00pm
Neslon 4210
"Sustainability: An Economist's Take"
Francine Petersen Espinoza
Associate Professor of Marketing
European School of Management and Technology
November 19, 2015
2:00 - 3:00pm
Nelson 3220
"Social Responsibility and Luxury Brand Preference"

Joel Gehman
Assistant Professor Strategic Management & Organization
Alberta School of Business
University of Alberta
April 12, 2016
3:00 - 4:15pm
"Hidden Badge of Honor: How Contextual Distinctivness Affects
Category Promotion Among Certified B Corporations"


Sustainable Operations Management Workshop



February 26 - 28, 2016, Talley Student Union

The second annuaal Sustainable Operations Management Workshop will be hosted by NC State University, February 26-28, 2016, in the Talley Student Center. The workshop will be hosted by the NC State Poole College of Management in partnership with the Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative, Poole College Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, and the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. For more information contact Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya at ekemahl@ncsu.edu.

Strategic Priorities

The Business Sustainabilty Collaborative works closely with faculty to:

  • Identify research topics and research partners at other colleges within the university
  • Identify and sponsor sustainability related academic conferences, journals and grant opportunities
  • Integrate sustainability topics into courses
  • Identify and develop sustainability related cases, problems, or exercises
  • Identify sustainability related classroom educational materials such as textbooks, periodicals, and other technical guidance materials.

“More and more consumers, not just in the US, but around the world, want to be assured that the products they buy were sourced, produced, delivered with as small an environmental footprint as possible. This means companies who sell these products want to ensure their operations and supply chains are sustainable. Our students are future employees, managers, and executives at these companies and they need to be abreast of the latest developments in the field. That is why I am incorporating a module on sustainable operations and supply chain management in my course, MBA 540 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management.”

Dr. Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management



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