By Marjorie Singer In recent years, government and private philanthropists have sought to focus their investments on services and interventions that show promise for addressing society’s most intractable and pressing problems. And they are doing so in a manner that emphasizes and measures social impact, thereby ascertaining whether the services result in a quantifiable benefit to the individual and to society.  One of the implications of this trend toward quantifiable “results based” interventions is that lawyers are tasked with devising and documenting the rights and obligations that will govern the relationships among government, philanthropy and various other participants who......


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August 9, 2013

The Health of Hybrid Entities: How many benefit corporations and social purpose corporations are out there? A comparison and data analysis on the SPC’s relative success.

Last month, over at SocentLaw, I came across an interesting blog post by Haskell Murray explaining a collaborative attempt to quantify how many benefit corporations exist across the US. The...

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