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Business is a tool, its how you use that tool that matters.  Michael Porter, the Harvard Business School Professor in the Ted Talk video below, argues that business can be the tool to solve the world’s greatest problems. We all know the social problems: childhood obesity, poverty, water scarcity, poor healthcare, climate change. Usually, we look to NGO’s—nonprofit charitable organizations—or government to solve these problems. Often, however, nonprofit work falls disappointingly short, and government . . . . well try calling the IRS (or any other federal government agency) today and see how far you get. What’s getting in the......

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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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