Lonnie C. Poole Jr. College of Management at North Carolina State University


The Poole College of Management’s Sustainability Initiative works to advance sustainability as a set of decision challenges balancing financial, social and environmental returns. By engaging students, faculty, and businesses, the Sustainability Initiative seeks to embed sustainability into our curriculum, research, outreach, and college culture.

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the new academic year! The Sustainability Initiative has several exciting upcoming events and new initiatives for the 2014-15 academic year including the Sustainability Initiative Student Leadership Program and the Poole College Zero Waste Program. Please explore the Sustainability Initiative website and make sure you connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest.

Industry Speaker Series

In partnership with the NC State Net Impact chapter, the Poole College Sustainability Initiative hosts a quarterly speaker series featuring innovators and thought leaders in sustainable business. These public lectures are open to students, staff and faculty from across NC State as well as members of the local business community. Recent Industry Speaker Series presenters include sustainability executives at Praxair and Lockheed Martin. Visit the events page for upcoming speakers.

More Than Money Careers

NC State has partnered with More Than Money (MTM) Careers to help mission-driven students and alumni get clear, get connected, and get hired. MTM Careers, has distilled over 40 years of best practices into an online career development platform. All NC State students and alumni have access at no cost to the More Than Money Careers. Visit the careers page for details.

Student Leadership Program

The Sustainability Initiative Leadership Program partners with committed, exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to advance the Initiative’s strategic priorities. Sustainability Initiative Leaders play an important role in strengthening critical bonds between the Initiative and students. Students receive compensation for serving as Sustainability Initiative Leaders. Contact Jessica Thomas to find out more.

Net Impact Chapter

The NC State Net Impact chapter is one of 300+ global chapters at the heart of our community of over 50,000 student and professional leaders from across the globe working for a sustainable future. We are a new generation of leaders transforming the world through the work we do on campus, in our communities and on the job. Contact Net Impact at ncsu@netimpact.org

Curriculum Development and Research Grants

The Poole College Sustainability Initiative provides funding to support research projects (up to $25,000) and curriculum development projects (up to $5,000) for faculty with a majority appointment in the Poole College of Management. Visit the Curriculum and Research pages for details.

NC Sustainability Connection

The NC Sustainability Connection works to showcase NC as a leader in sustainability and as a hub for companies that are creating the jobs of the future. Providing stories of innovators from all corners of our state, the NCSC champions businesses and communities who are forging a different path. The Poole College Sustainability Initiative currently manages the NCSC platform. See more at: http://ncsustainabilitycenter.org/

NC State College of Management Campus Box 8614, Raleigh, NC 27617