Principles for Productive Board-CEO Relationships

Today, I’m preparing to teach a class on Sustainable Leadership in its Center for Social Entrepreneurship program at George Mason University. A significant part of the lesson is about boards, a subject that often (and to be fair, usually) stymies the most capable and professionals. While there is a lot to discuss and debate on[…]

Vermont Enacts Benefit Corporation Law

On May 19, Vermont Gov. James Douglas signed the state‚Äôs benefit corporation act into law. Effective July 1, 2011, for-profit corporations in Vermont can elect to file as benefit corporations. At core, this requires a dedicated corporate focus on creating a “general public benefit,” meaning some combination of: providing beneficial products/services to low income or[…]