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Wicklander Chair Daryl Koehn comments on corporate apologies in Listed magazine article.

The Best Reasons to Structure Your Social Business as a B Corp.
by Jason Haber for – April 28, 2016
Two new corporate designations should help you if you decide to become a social entrepreneur: Certified B Corps and benefit corporations. Both are designed to galvanize social entrepreneurship community and further its goals. [read more...]

Social Purpose vs. Benefit Corporations: Small Distinction, Big Difference
by Brad Edmondson for – Mar 1, 2016
Corporate lawyers often react negatively to benefit corporations. "I thought the idea was kooky at the first meeting," says William Clark, a partner at Philadelphia law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath. "The law is impractical and unworkable," says Michael Hutchings, a partner at DLA Piper in Seattle.
Clark's first meeting happened in late 2008. His client was Jay Coen Gilbert, the co-founder of B Lab, who hired him to write model legislation for an entirely new kind of corporate form — a benefit corporation, which requires directors to pursue a social mission and minimize their environmental impact while also making a profit. [read more...]


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