BENEFIT CORPORATIONS: CAN INVESTORS HAVE THEIR CAKE AND EAT IT?

By on August 14, 2013 in The Guardian

THE GUARDIAN / AUGUST 14, 2013 The benefit corporation is a new class of corporation in the US, which mandates that entrepreneurs take into consideration their social and environmental impact, potentially at the cost of returns to shareholders. An essential question for entrepreneurs who are creating a sustainable business but also need investment is: what […]

HOW BURT’S BEES MADE CLOROX MORE SUSTAINABLE

By on July 8, 2013 in The Guardian

THE GUARDIAN / JULY 4, 2013 On Halloween of 2007 in Durham North Carolina, two people emerged at the front of a room dressed in bee costumes to make a secret, high-profile announcement that would alter the course of two companies. The two bees were John Replogle, chief executive of Burt’s Bees and Beth Springer, vice president […]