Is the New Benefit Corporation Structure Right for You? - Durham

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons University of New Hampshire, 75 Main Street, Durham

New Hampshire recently passed legislation authorizing benefit corporations, a new legal form designed for businesses that seek a positive impact on society and the environment, as well as a positive return to investors. The legislation goes into effect January 1, 2015.

Could the benefit corporation structure be right for your business? As a benefit corporation, you would join over 1000 companies that have already adopted the structure across the country, including leaders like King Arthur Flour, Patagonia, Method and Plum Organics.

Two free workshops on the new benefit corporation structure will be held in New Hampshire on October 15th at W.S. Badger in Gilsum, NH and on October 16th at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The workshops will provide information on:

  • Whether benefit corporation structure makes sense for your business,
  • How to elect it,
  • How the structure differs from conventional corporations and,
  • General nuts and bolts.

Presenters include Bill Clark, from Drinker Biddle & Reath and Holly Ensign-Barstow, from B Lab. The workshop will be preceded by a reception with refreshments.

These events are free, but please RSVP so we know how many to expect.

Sponsors: the Carsey School of Public PolicyW.S. BadgerNew Hampshire Businesses for Social ResponsibilityResponsible Governance and Sustainable Citizens ProjectPaul College of Business and EconomicsNet Impact UNH, UNH Discovery Program and B Lab