To B or not to B — Could your company benefit from being a B corporation?
Abstract: Current U.S. law compels most corporations to consider investors’ return ahead of other goals. But a relatively new type of corporate structure, known as the “benefit corporation” or “B corporation,” allows a company to put equal emphasis on certain nonfinancial goals. B corporations can align investors’ personal beliefs and the company’s goals in a concrete, accountable way. This article details how they work and the steps that interested companies must take to achieve B corporation status. A sidebar looks at a couple of other corporate structures.