Benefit Corporations

While looking for the existing different kinds of corporations and laws under which an enterprise can function, I came across the “Benefit Corporation”.  It is so impressive how doing business changes slowly and how initiating change takes serious law changes.

blablogoI initially found the info on a Forbes article by B Lab Co-Founders Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan and Andrew Kassoy. Below is some info on what a Benefit Corporation is and what B Lab does.

About Benefit Corporations:

“A benefit corporation is a new class of corporation that voluntarily meets higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency.

Benefit Corporations are a new class of corporation that 1) creates a material positive impact on society and the environment; 2) expands fiduciary duty to require consideration of non-financial interests when making decisions; and 3) reports on its overall social and environmental performance using recognized third party standards.” More info here.

About B Lab:

“B Lab is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves a global movement of entrepreneurs using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab serves these entrepreneurs through three interrelated initiatives that provide them the legal infrastructure and help them attract the customers, talent, and capital to scale.

Certified B Corporations
Passing Legislationn
GIIRS Ratings & Analytics.”

More info here.


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