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Ben & Jerry’s Merger with Unilever
Published: 05/07/12

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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‖…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Impact Investing

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Insight into the Impact Investment Market

An in-depth analysis of investor perspectives and over 2,200 transactions Impact investment survey, one year on Impact investments are investments intended to create positive…

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RSF Social Investment Fund, Inc. Prospectus

The Fund RSF Social Investment Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) is a tax-exempt non-profit social finance organization whose principal business is making loans to support mission-aligned…

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Social Investment Manual // A Guide for Social Entrepreneurs

The basis for this manual was laid at a social entrepreneurs gathering during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin (China) in September 2010.…

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Impact Investing: Harnessing Capital Markets to Solve Problems at Scale

There is not enough charitable and government capital to meet the social and environmental challenges we face. Where, then, will we find the money to complement charity and government to bring solutions…

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2012 Economic Forecast

Insights from Small and Mid-Sized Business Owners 2012 Economic Forecast: Insights from Small and Mid-Sized Business Owners January 18th, 2012 John K. Paglia, Ph.D., CFA, CPA Associate Professor of Finance …

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Early Stage Capital

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Best Practice Guidance for Angel Groups: Deal Structure and Negotiation

Structuring the deal is a key aspect of completing an angel round of financing. It is critical to ensuring that management, employees, past investors, current investors and future…

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The Views of Family Companies on Venture Capital

The Views of Family Companies on Venture Capital: Empirical Evidence from the UK Small to Medium-Size Enterprising Economy This explorative research paper draws evidence from a…

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Business Angel Networks: An Exploratory Study…

Business Angel Networks: an exploratory study into the value and benefits provided to investors and entrepreneurs Business angel investment is important to fostering an entrepreneurial…

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Venture Capital: An Overview Of Trends, Strategies And Structural Issues

Anatomy Of A Term Sheet Venture Capital: An Overview of Trends, Strategies and Structure Owners and managers of early-stage growing companies often have mixed views toward the institutional venture capital…

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Finding the Right Financing Mix: The Capital Structure Decision

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be” someone who obviously hated this part of corporate finance First Principles Invest in projects that yield a return greater than the minimum acceptable hurdle rate. The…

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