B Revolution, Inc. Annual Benefit Report

Annual Benefit Report of B Revolution, Inc.   B Revolution, Inc. was founded July 21, 2011 as a Maryland Benefit Corporation operating primarily in the State of California.  From 2011-2012, our primary business consisted of consulting to for-profit social enterprises.  We donated a substantial portion of our time in the form … Continued

Benefit Corporation // Business FAQs

What is a Benefit Corporation?  Benefit Corporation is a new class of corporation that 1) has a corporate purpose to create a material positive impact on society and the environment; 2) redefines fiduciary duty to require consideration of non-financial interests when making decision; and 3) reports on its overall social … Continued

Benefit Corporation – Legal Provisions and FAQs

Four states, Maryland, Vermont, New Jersey, and Virginia have recently passed legislation creating a new kind of corporation, a Benefit Corporation, giving entrepreneurs and investors an additional choice when determining which corporate form is most suitable to achieve their objectives. A Benefit Corporation: 1) has a corporate purpose to create … Continued

The Need and Rationale for the Benefit Corporation

There is significant interest in state legislatures and bar associations across the United States regarding legislation to introduce a new type of corporate legal entity – the benefit corporation. Legislation establishing the benefit corporation as a new type of corporate entity has already been passed and signed into law in … Continued

Publicly Oriented Companies

B Corporations and the Delaware Stakeholder Provision Dilemma  During his 2007 commencement address at Harvard University, Bill Gates called on the graduates to invent ―a more creative capitalism‖ where ―we can stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit, or at least make a … Continued

Become a B Corporation: The Business Case

Current events present a unique opportunity for us collectively to redefine success in business. One reason more than 300 leading businesses have joined the community of Certified B Corporations is that they want to influence the market beyond the success and the lifecycle of their individual businesses. These entrepreneurs want … Continued

An Act of Leadership: Become a B Corporation

Current events present a unique opportunity for us collectively to redefine success in business. Our message of using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems has never been more resonant. Over 400 leading businesses have joined the community of Certified B Corporations, wanting to influence the market … Continued

Introducing the B Corporation™

B Corporations address two critical problems which hinder the creation of social and environmental impact through business: The existence of shareholder primacy which makes it difficult for corporations to take employee, community, and environmental interests into consideration when making decisions; and The absence of transparent standards which makes it difficult for … Continued

Ben & Jerry’s Merger with Unilever

Unilever Company History: A Narrative of Innovation and Service Unilever has its roots in social responsibility. Late in the 19th Century, with the British industrial revolution in full swing, a growing population and an increasing gap between rich and poor had created a shortage of butter, which was, at the time, … Continued