My sustainability and social enterprise circles know my habits and peeves all too well, particularly during this time of year, as sincere holiday celebrations of gratitude give way to mindless consumption for the sake of consuming. Everywhere I turn (my inbox, my social media feeds, etc.) I seem to encounter buzz about buying social, choosing[…]
We get this question a lot. A related question is, “Should we change our filing from [whatever it is now] to a Benefit Corporation or a Benefit LLC?” And while these are important choices to make, usually people ask it before they are ready for the answer. My advice always is to first really work[…]
Seems like not a week goes by without someone asking me: How many benefit corporations are there? What kinds of businesses do it and why? I can answer only anecdotally, in my opinion, and in my own experience as a Benefit LLC because, I explain, this is all still so new, we just don’t really[…]
As we go into a briefing and participatory meeting of colleagues about the evolution of social enterprise and socially-responsible business, let’s take a momentary step back. Here is a link to a quick video of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley speaking in support of Benefit Corporations, at the launch of a new coffee importing business. –September 19th,[…]
An October 2011 video from Choose Maryland featuring Maryland Benefit Corporation business owner John Shepley, speaking about Emory Knolls Farm and why they chose to amend their business filing.
A panel discussion on socially-responsible business, impact investing, and possibilities, opportunities, and such at the upcoming Maryland Entrepreneur Expo organized by Maryland TEDCO (Technology Development Corporation). A week from Tuesday (Nov. 13) at the BWI Marriott. Check it out. Social Enterprise: Doing Well By Doing Good A new movement is rising to bring the innovation and energy of[…]
Last week I participated in a sustainability summit for 125 business leaders organized by the American Sustainable Business Council and hosted by the White House. More than two dozen administration officials met with us to discuss economy policy and business opportunity. The Council represents more than 150,000 U.S. businesses. […]
[Common Good Enterprises]—both tax-exempt and for-profit—are creating jobs, generating revenue, manufacturing and selling green, sustainably-made products.