July 20, 2013
Delaware's Benefit Corporation Act
Posted by Usha Rodrigues

It's effective August 1.  Cass Brewer of SocEntlaw has some excellent thoughts, including this conclusion:

Perhaps the ultimate lesson here is that absent a much more uniform and rigorous qualification and enforcement regime under prevailing law—like the regime that exists for tax-exempt entities—only a few, overly diligent individuals will know whether and which companies genuinely care about stakeholders as opposed to shareholders. If this is indeed the case, then maybe all that is really needed and in fact effective to instill public trust in socially beneficial businesses is a commonly-accepted rating system, not a change in corporate law. B Lab and other such rating agencies already understand and are responding to this reality.

Go read the whole thing.

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