B Corp

“Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.” (https://bcorporation.net )

The Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise is collaborating with New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) to launch UNH’s first “B Corp Clinic” in the Spring of 2019. Modeled off a similar program at North Carolina State University, the B Corp Clinic will gather small teams of motivated, cross-discipline, undergraduate students to act as consultants for local New Hampshire businesses. The students will be matched to local companies to help them become B Corp certified, recertified, or simply complete the B Corp assessment to understand how they perform.

 

Student team members: Jacob Beanland, Caitlin Burnett, & Cassidy Yates.

The team presented their project and the Undergraduate Research Conference in the All Colleges Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 26th, 2019. Their poster titled, "Business for Good: B Corporations and Sustainable Business" can be viewed here.

Their final paper can be read here.