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16 April, 2020 | (01 hr)

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The genesis of benefit corporations has created much hype about remarkable firms and the potential for social change. In the U.S., the benefit corporation is now the most widely adopted innovation in state corporate law in nearly two decades. Yet little is known about the firms that incorporate as benefit corporations.

In this webcast, we discuss findings from an empirical study of benefit corporations that provides the most comprehensive count of benefit corporations available and original, data-driven analysis of benefit corporations’ national dynamics and organizational characteristics.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand what it takes to become a benefit corporation
  • Learn about the difference between benefit corporations and B Corporations
  • Advantages and criticisms of the benefit corporation
  • What role do they play in the age of COVID-19

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Ellen Berrey

Ellen Berrey
Associate Professor of Sociology
The University of Toronto

Ellen Berrey is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and an affiliated scholar of the American Bar Foundation. Her work examines the crossroads of culture, law, organizations, racism and inequality in the United States. Her areas of interest include...Full Bio

Holly Ensign-Barstow

Holly Ensign-Barstow
Director, Stakeholder Governance and Policy
B Lab

Holly Ensign-Barstow is the Director of Stakeholder Governance and Policy for B Lab, a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, the B Impact Assessment, and advocacy for governance structures like...Full Bio

Paul Washington

Paul Washington (Moderator)
Executive Director, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Paul Washington is a recognized leader with a distinguished career in the ESG space. Before joining The Conference Board ESG Center, he served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Time Warner Inc. He also served as Chief of Staff for the company’...Full Bio

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