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What businesses owe the world: Then and now - Fortune Management

What businesses owe the world: Then and now - Fortune Management | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
A 1973 Fortune feature on corporate social responsibility reveals just how much our ideas of how companies should behave have changed.
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cn|2 Pure Politics  - Bill establishing benefit corporation passes House 58-34

cn|2 Pure Politics  - Bill establishing benefit corporation passes House 58-34 | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Legislation creating a new class of Kentucky companies cleared the full House on Tuesday by a 58-34 vote.

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10 Ways Today's Purpose-Driven Brands Can Bring Their Core Values To Life

10 Ways Today's Purpose-Driven Brands Can Bring Their Core Values To Life | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
How businesses can take their beliefs and make them real for consumers.
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Doing well by doing good: A leader’s guide | McKinsey & Company

Doing well by doing good: A leader’s guide | McKinsey & Company | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Here, three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis–Saint Paul region may point toward an operating model.
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Global Sustainability Institute to map effects of global resource shortages - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Global Sustainability Institute to map effects of global resource shortages - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Anglia Ruskin University is to undertake an ambitious new project that plans to map the world’s resources. It is hoped that the Global Resource Observat
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What Metrics Are You Using to Measure the Success of Sustainability Initiatives? | Sustainable Brands

What Metrics Are You Using to Measure the Success of Sustainability Initiatives? | Sustainable Brands | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Calling all innovators & implementers! This month, Sustainable Brands will relaunch an Issue in Focus editorial channel dedicated to showcasing the new Metrics of sustainable business success (#NewMetrics).
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Metrics are key....we are busy working on our standards....

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New Guidelines to Help Companies Report on Sustainability Issues

New Guidelines to Help Companies Report on Sustainability Issues | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Sustainability initiatives assuage the conscience of executives and honor the appeals of NGOs. It's no wonder that feel-good business improvements are plentiful in most large companies.
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What businesses owe the world: Then and now - Fortune Management

What businesses owe the world: Then and now - Fortune Management | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
A 1973 Fortune feature on corporate social responsibility reveals just how much our ideas of how companies should behave have changed.
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Firms with Benefits: B Corporations and the Future of Business | Pro Bono Australia

Firms with Benefits: B Corporations and the Future of Business | Pro Bono Australia | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
The recent financial shenanigans of high-wealth individuals stuffing dollars under the proverbial mattress of offshore tax havens raises serious questions about modern-day corporate leadership says Sara Bice, a Senior Associate of the Australian...
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Employee Engagement Drives Sustainability Strategy · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Employee Engagement Drives Sustainability Strategy · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Have you considered how employee engagement can drive your sustainability strategy and how you can also leverage sustainability initiatives to engage your employees and create a values-driven culture of collaboration and creativity?
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Benefit-Corporations on the Rise - Penta - Barrons.com

Benefit-Corporations on the Rise - Penta - Barrons.com | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Delaware, the nation’s key state on corporate legislation, is near to recognizing specially-designated firms that want to earn a return and have a social impact on society.
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On to Delaware :D

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Companies that Practice "Conscious Capitalism" Perform 10x Better

Companies that Practice "Conscious Capitalism" Perform 10x Better | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Why should that be a surprise?
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‘Community Contribution Companies’ or ‘Canadian’ Benefit Corporation coming to BC

‘Community Contribution Companies’ or ‘Canadian’ Benefit Corporation coming to BC | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Beginning July 29, 2013, community contribution companies can be incorporated in British Columbia under changes to the Business Corporations Act.
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Benefit Corporation bill allowing ‘socially responsible’ designation passes - Albuquerque Business First

Benefit Corporation bill allowing ‘socially responsible’ designation passes - Albuquerque Business First | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
New Mexico companies could soon have a way to incorporate socially responsible goals into their bylaws, thanks to a bill passed by the state Legislature.
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This Isn't Capitalism -- It's Growthism, and It's Bad for Us

This Isn't Capitalism -- It's Growthism, and It's Bad for Us | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
We think economic growth is our friend. Here's why it's not.
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Doing well by doing good: A leader’s guide | McKinsey & Company

Doing well by doing good: A leader’s guide | McKinsey & Company | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Here, three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis–Saint Paul region may point toward an operating model.
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Creating a class of ‘do good’ companies

Creating a class of ‘do good’ companies | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
More and more leaders are adopting a new legal structure for their businesses--it's called the benefit corporation.
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Sustainability Science Breakthroughs From Around the Globe to Be Honored With the New "RESONATE" Award | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC

The Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has announced that it has established an award that will honor cutting-edge work that addresses some of the hardest problems in energy and sustainability.
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Today Marks A Tipping Point In The Evolution Of Capitalism

Today Marks A Tipping Point In The Evolution Of Capitalism | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This article was co-authored by B Lab Cofounders Jay Coen Gilbert (on left), Bart Houlahan and Andrew Kassoy. B Lab is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves a global movement of entrepreneurs using the power of business to solve social and...
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10 Qualities That You Need To Create A Sustainable Brand

10 Qualities That You Need To Create A Sustainable Brand | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Carbon emissions are rising, biodiversity is declining, access to water is getting more and more constrained, and equity imbalances become wider.
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Nevada Joining Benefit Corporations Wave -- Occupational Health & Safety

Nevada Joining Benefit Corporations Wave -- Occupational Health & Safety | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
At least 12 other states have laws on the books allowing companies to organize in this way, which allows them to focus on environmental and social performance, as well as profits.
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Here comes Nevada!

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How gamification can help your business play on sustainability's team

How gamification can help your business play on sustainability's team | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Gamification can turn mundane tasks into adventures, give people motivation to get involved and show the possibility for success, all key elements for putting sustainability into action.
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Companies Increasingly ‘Pursue Triple Bottom Line’ · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Companies Increasingly ‘Pursue Triple Bottom Line’ · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Echoing the growth in corporate social responsibility reporting, a growing number of mostly small- and medium-sized companies are taking environmental and social stewardship further and becoming ...
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How Much Is Left? The Limits of Earth's Resources: Scientific American

How Much Is Left? The Limits of Earth's Resources: Scientific American | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
A graphical accounting of the limits to what one planet can provide
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Car Runs 200 KM on Compressed Air at Cost 2$

This five-seater car runs on compressed air, has zero pollution, very low running costs and will cost about $15,000. Refilling the automobile will, once the ...
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Beyond CSR: Integrated external engagement - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategic Thinking

Beyond CSR: Integrated external engagement - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategic Thinking | Benefit Corporations | Scoop.it
Companies must incorporate interaction with stakeholders into decision making at every level of the organization. A McKinsey Quarterly Strategy article.
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