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Benefit Corporations

11 Things I Learned Starting My Own Business Right Out of College

Kieran Foran | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Kieran Foran

Do what you love and do what you want to see in the world. Commit to it. You need to be passionate about it. If it's not something you wouldn't do for free and wouldn't commit anything to see accomplished, then how can you inspire others to trust you and buy from you?

A Benefit Corporation Steps Up to Purchase a Chicago Hospital

Christine C. Franklin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Chicago
Christine C. Franklin

Community First Healthcare of Illinois ("Community First"), an Illinois benefit corporation, recently announced plans to purchase Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (formerly Northwest Hospital) in Chicago from Presence Health.

Chicago's Manufacturing Institute and Benefit Corporations: Aligning Stakeholder Interests

Christine C. Franklin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Chicago
Christine C. Franklin

Chicago's institute is about integrating the supply chain -- having the right data in the right place at the right time, to make the right part in the right place, and doing it all for less.

Social Entrepreneurship: A Shift in the Traditional Business Mindset

Heather Hummel | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business
Heather Hummel

A new corporate structure, the social enterprise, was born. This entity, which can be structured either as a for-profit or non-profit, considers the impact of its decisions on communities, the environment and employee welfare.

B-Corp Benefits

Dominika Jaworski | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Dominika Jaworski

While the term "B-Corp" has become a buzzword in the business world, it needs to find become a part of the common American lexicon.

Matt Sledge

New Corporate Design Seeks To Save Capitalism | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- With corporate profit margins at an all-time high and more Americans out of work than at any other point in the past three decades, it may...

What Does the Future Hold for Benefit Corporations?

Brad Reid | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

The very recently developed "Benefit Corporation" combines the capital-raising potential of the for-profit corporation and an obligation to demonstrate social performance.

18 California Companies Seize The Moment To Become Benefit Corporations

GOOD | By Cord Jefferson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Good News

When the California Secretary of State's office opened its doors this morning, there stood a band of smiling millionaires, papers in hand, waiting to ...

Amen! Jerry Stands Up for California

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

(Can You Feel the Spirit Governor Cuomo?!?) Governor Jerry Brown heard the shouts from his congregation of business leaders and signed California ben...

Want to Create Jobs? Make People a Priority

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

Benefit corporation legislation has already passed in five states and is moving forward in three others. It is also under review by the powers that be in Delaware, which is the de facto, if not de jure home of the American corporation.

Can I Get a Witness?! The Evolution of Capitalism

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

Benefit corporation legislation is important because it sets us free to use the power of business to pursue a higher purpose and because it provides us with the tools to reach our full potential as human beings.

'Benefit' Corporations: the Future of Business

Birju Pandya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Birju Pandya

Until recently, you had two options before you: work at a nonprofit or work at a for-profit. However, the state of Maryland recently passed legislation to offer another route: the 'Benefit' Corporation.