What Corporate Lawyers (and Directors) Need to Know about the Benefit Corporation

(Originally published on Linked In on August 12, 2016) If you’d like to become expert in the newest evolutionary corporate form—the benefit corporation—and master the delicate board and stockholder politics that arise when your clients adopt this new entity, then this post is for you. This post, which was one of five articles about the benefit corporation in the July edition of the American Bar… [Continue reading this post]

What Brexit? European B Corps and the New Economic Paradigm

(originally published on Linked In on July 10, 2016) After the UK’s stunning Brexit vote, I expected a somber mood at the First European B Corp Summer Summit in Rome last week. Instead, I joined 150 attendees from Europe’s 170 Certified B Corps celebrating their community and the joys of co-creating a more humane approach to business. Our group in Rome, including the Brits, was… [Continue reading this post]

Delaware Proposes Historic Benefit Corporation Legislation

The Delaware Bar has just released proposed benefit corporation legislation for Delaware. The Delaware Bar’s embrace of draft benefit corporation legislation signals a seismic, global shift in corporate law. The proposed legislation will create a new corporate form which ensures the pecuniary interests of shareholders while also providing a general public benefit which considers the interests of both society and the environment. Delaware is quietly… [Continue reading this post]