As most people following the social enterprise world are aware, legislation has made its way through several states allowing for the formation of a hybrid business structure called the Benefit Corporation.   A Benefit Corporation is a unique entity structure as it represents an attempt to bridge the gap between the for-profit and non-profit worlds.  Benefit Corporations can exist to serve a general, or specifically designated social purpose, in addition to their day-to-day for profit activities. So far, Maryland, Hawaii, Vermont, California, New York and New Jersey have passed statutes authorizing Benefit Corporations. While most of the legislation surrounding Benefit......


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