Why We Filed (and No, There’s Not Really Anything in It For Us)

…if by “anything,” you mean something financial or tangible. A few weeks ago, I facilitated a panel response to the ChangeMatters report on the first wave of benefit corporations in the country and implementation of the first benefit corporation and LLC laws in the country. The audience was mostly emerging professionals in socially-responsible business—members of DC[…]

Maryland…the California of Impact Innovation and Enterprise?

The first state to introduce and adopt Benefit Corporation and the only state so far to adopt Benefit LLC legislation, Maryland is poised to lead but may be losing its first mover status in the movement for common good enterprise. This is one of the concerns raised in a soon-to-be-released ChangeMatters report by Megan Burkhart,[…]

Analyses and Position Papers on Different Forms of Common Good Enterprise

Gearing up for back-to-back social enterprise, socially-responsible business events next week—our release of the first survey of Benefit Corporations and LLCs* (with analysis of implementation to date of Maryland’s new laws) and my first day of university teaching—Writing for Social Entrepreneurship, a new class in professional writing at University of Maryland. So…here’s a handful of[…]

24 Jan: Maryland’s Benefit Companies and Social Enterprise. Report & Discussion.

Save the Date! Report Release and Discussion Maryland’s Benefit Corporations and Companies Who They Are, What’s Happening with these Innovative Laws, and What Could It Mean for Social Enterpreneurs in the Region Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 9am – 11:30am (EST) Annapolis, Maryland RSVP

Questioning Failure

A guest post by researcher, consultant, and colleague Florence Navarro. In September the Unreasonable Institute’s blog ran a story about what I call the ‘succesful’ failure of Liga Masiva, http://unreasonable.is/closing-your-company-consciously/ a fair trade coffee company which sold directly from farmers in Latin America to North American customers. The article praised the company for its approach[…]

Morning Discussion on Maryland’s Benefit Corporations and LLCs

Maryland’s New Benefit Companies Analysis of the Maryland Benefit Corporations Act When: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 9am – 11:30am (EST) Where: President’s Conference Center West 1 and 2 Miller Senate Building 100 State Circle, Annapolis Hosted by State Sen. Jamie Raskin RSVP: http://benefitcompaniesreport.kojami.com ChangeMatters, Benefit LLC will release findings from the first survey and report on[…]