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 Policy, W.S. Badger, New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizens Project, Paul College of Business and Economics, Net Impact UNH, UNH Discovery Program and B Lab.