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CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT: WHAT IS IT AND DOES IT APPLY TO ME?

Over the last several weeks, you may have noticed that your email account has been inundated with notices that websites are updating their privacy policies. This is most likely because the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) went live on January 1, 2020. The CCPA gives California residents additional rights regarding how their personal …

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B-Corps & SPC’s: The Path to Certification!

In the past, I’ve explained the difference between being B-Corp certified and forming a business entity like a benefit corporation or, in Washington State, a Social Purpose Corporation (“SPC”). An SPC is a specific type of Washington corporation that permits management (officers and directors) to consider social purposes in addition to their financial bottom line. …

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Why Business Can be Good at Solving Social Problems

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 …

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