The ABC’s of B Corporations: Getting A Balanced Profit/Impact Strategy

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.

The B Corporation: A Business Model for the New Economy

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.

Introduction to the B Corporation Assessment and Certification

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

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

The Benefit Corporation: An Economic Analysis with Recommendations to Courts, Boards, and Legislatures

“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

The Benefit Corporation: An Economic Analysis

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

Assessing Impact: A Guide to Third Party Standards for Benefit Corporations

“…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”[1] Introduction: Benefit Corporation legislation carves out unique legal protection for enterprises that are concerned not … Read More

B Revolution, Inc. Annual Benefit Report

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?

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

Benefit Corporation // Business FAQs

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

Benefit Corporation – Legal Provisions and FAQs

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

The Need and Rationale for the Benefit Corporation

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