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Becoming A Benefit Corporation Is Complicated: This Startup Wants To Help

react-text: 283 When Anand Kulkarni was birthing his new startup, Crowdbotics, nine months ago, he knew it had to be a public benefit corporation (PBC). He wanted the business to make money. But he also wanted to make sure the company’s workers, customers, and community would be treated fairly. By setting up as a PBC–a legal designation that requires businesses to do right by their stakeholders as [...]

Becoming A Benefit Corporation Is Complicated: This Startup Wants To Help 2017-08-22T12:29:00+00:00

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations

In partnership with Patagonia and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, we have published An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations. In an era of “greenwashing” and misleading labels, Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations help consumers identify trustworthy companies. Signaling this commitment is a trend that has been catching on quickly, both domestically and abroad; to date, there are Certified B Corporations [...]

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations 2017-05-08T15:57:18+00:00

First Publicly-traded B Corporation Marks ‘Momentous Shift’ for Public Markets

On Jan. 31, Laureate Education, a higher education company that aims to balance profits with the interests of students and their communities, raised $490 million in its initial public offering. What makes this remarkable is that Laureate is the first company to go public as a benefit corporation. Benefit corporations are for-profit corporate entities that include positive impact on society, workers, the community, and the environment, in [...]

First Publicly-traded B Corporation Marks ‘Momentous Shift’ for Public Markets 2017-05-08T10:19:56+00:00

13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

by Mary Mazzoni on Friday, Feb 17th, 2017 Corporate Responsibility The early days of the Donald Trump administration have been anything but boring. Many of us open our news apps with baited breath these days, as the incoming administration delivers policy after policy that sends the broader sustainability community into an uproar. But amidst the cries that the sky is falling, the discerning reader can [...]

13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time 2017-04-24T18:02:52+00:00