The ABC’s of B Corporations: Getting A Balanced Profit/Impact Strategy This article describes how social impact can transform every aspect of your operations – and how B Corporation metrics can help guide your venture toward a sustainable competitive advantage.
B Corporation Certification
The B Corporation: A Business Model for the New Economy This article provides a brief, but inclusive analysis of the B Corporation certification process, legal structure, accountability rating system, benefits and more.
What is the B Corporation Impact Assessment? The B Corporation Impact Assessment is the impact analysis tool, administered by the certifying agency B Lab (an organization wholly independent from B Revolution), that is used to measure performance for the B Corporation Certification. The Assessment is offered publicly and for free … Read More
An Analysis of the B Corporation Legal Requirements One of the most common questions I get – “what is the difference between a B Corporation and a benefit corporation?” – is sometimes followed-up by the equally-important but less-frequently-asked question, “how do they relate to one another?” To address this nuanced … Read More
By Dirk Sampselle Although “B Corporation” and “benefit corporation” are terms commonly used interchangeably, the B Corporation name is not just an abbreviation for the benefit corporation legal entity. As a benefit corporation consultant, former member of the B Lab policy team, and frequent speaker in the social enterprise startup … Read More
“The Benefit Corporation: An Economic Analysis” was authored by B Revolution Founder Dirk Sampselle and Affiliate Attorney Kyle Westaway and was published in Emory Law Journal, a leading journal for legal scholarship. The article analyzes the benefit corporation legislation and provides recommendations to state legislatures, boards of directors, and courts of … Read More
This article was authored by B Revolution Founder Dirk Sampselle with other B Lab staff and volunteers in 2011 (Dirk served as a volunteer in B Lab’s policy team 2010-2011). Executive Summary There is significant interest in state legislatures and bar associations across the United States regarding legislation to introduce … Read More
By Dirk Sampselle and Kyle Westaway In July, 2013, an article authored by B Revolution Founder Dirk Sampselle and Affiliate Attorney Kyle Westaway was published in Emory Law Journal, a leading journal for legal scholarship. The article analyzes the benefit corporation legislation and provides recommendations to state legislatures, boards of … Read More
Let’s start with an assumption: freedom is good. Other things being equal, the more free you are the better. This is the view of F.A. Hayek, who described his aim in The Constitution of Liberty as showing that “liberty is not merely one particular value but that it is the … Read More
“…in many ways the third-party standard is the heart of benefit corporation legislation, and for many observers, the most contentious and misunderstood provision”—Clark and Babson “How Benefit Corporations are Redefining the Purpose of Business Corporations” Introduction: Benefit Corporation legislation carves out unique legal protection for enterprises that are concerned not … Read More
Annual Benefit Report of B Revolution, Inc. B Revolution, Inc. was founded July 21, 2011 as a Maryland Benefit Corporation operating primarily in the State of California. From 2011-2012, our primary business consisted of consulting to for-profit social enterprises. We donated a substantial portion of our time in the form … Read More
What is the difference between a B Corporation and a Benefit Corporation? While commonly used interchangeably, B Corporation is not just an abbreviation for benefit corporation. They are in fact two separate but related things. The “B Corporation” label is a certification for businesses that use the power of business … Read More
What is a Benefit Corporation? Benefit Corporation is a new class of corporation that 1) has a corporate purpose to create a material positive impact on society and the environment; 2) redefines fiduciary duty to require consideration of non-financial interests when making decision; and 3) reports on its overall social … Read More
Four states, Maryland, Vermont, New Jersey, and Virginia have recently passed legislation creating a new kind of corporation, a Benefit Corporation, giving entrepreneurs and investors an additional choice when determining which corporate form is most suitable to achieve their objectives. A Benefit Corporation: 1) has a corporate purpose to create … Read More
There is significant interest in state legislatures and bar associations across the United States regarding legislation to introduce a new type of corporate legal entity – the benefit corporation. Legislation establishing the benefit corporation as a new type of corporate entity has already been passed and signed into law in … Read More