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How B Corps Might Slay the Dragon of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Maximizing shareholder return is not sustainable, nor is it the way in which a corporation should be run. B Corps, however, just might provide a little levity if not innovation to curbing this financial only fallacy of shareholder return myopia once and for all.

What Does It Take to Change the World?

Barbara Becker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Barbara Becker

Eight years later, Maggie is the legal guardian of forty-four children. Through grassroots fundraising -- and the money she earned from babysitting back home -- Maggie built the Kopila Valley Children's Home and School,

In Praise of the Hybrid Company: When .Com Meets .Org

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

So after 20 years, I decided I wanted to go from Julie.org to Julie.com. The only challenge, personally, is that I wanted to be incentivized with equity or financially in a company, but just couldn't find it in my heart to take a position where there was no mission or cause.

B-Corp Legislation Is Helping Pave The Way To The New Economy

Neil Grimmer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Small Business
Neil Grimmer

What consumers want more and more is responsible, values-oriented business--the expression "vote with your dollars" is moving from the rally cry of fringe movements toward a household phrase. Consumers are demanding a new type of brand that reflects and embraces who they are and what they find important.

Are Benefit Corporations the New Limited Liability Company?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Benefit corporations still have a fiduciary responsibility to make money, but profit does not have to be the exclusive goal. In fact they are legally required to show how they created a public benefit in order to stay in compliance.

For Better Food, We Need Better Business

Sea to Table | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Sea to Table

Business has to change if we want the food system to change, and it's time that all food businesses were held accountable.

Joe Van Brussel

Ice Cream Giant Shows That Social Impact Is Good Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

Are Ben and Jerry a couple of sell-outs? That was the accusation hurled against the famed ice-cream entrepreneurs -- and beloved Vermont hippies --...

Social Enterprises and Solving the World's Problems: How Impact Investing Needs to Change

Geri Stengel | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

Let's hope that for-profit companies can balance profit motives with social impact because government and nonprofits can't solve the world's problems by themselves.

Choosing People, Planet & Profit: Becoming a B-Corp

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

When Lisa and I started the One World Futbol Project, we knew we had the opportunity to create a business that could bring joy to millions of children around the world -- with something as simple as an ultra-durable ball.

Ideals and Ethics: The Next Business Edge?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Morten Schroder of Van Houtte Coffee knows something about being a sustainability leader. In fact, Van Houtte has a long, proud history of adopting s...

All Businesses Should Have a Public Purpose, Not Just 'B-Corps'

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

A distinct charter for the companies who think systematically about the social and environmental impacts of their decisions sends the wrong message. We need all businesses to operate that way. Nothing less will do.

The Business of Hope

Paul Lamb | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Instead of begging for grants, why couldn't nonprofits become self sustaining and simultaneously meet their mission by launching their own businesses?

Got a Sec? Get Sparked and Help Change the World

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

Chances are you'd like to do volunteer work, but you don't. While many Americans intend to volunteer, only about a quarter of us actually do it.

How to Help our Food System? Try the L3C or the B-Corp

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

One way of improving the United States food system has more to do with business practices than it has to do with food.