Why is Benefit Corp Right for Me?

Becoming a benefit corporation has advantages for every stakeholder in your business, from consumers and talent to shareholders and directors.

 

  • Reduced Director Liability.
    Benefit corporation status provides legal protection to balance financial and non-financial interests when making decisions—even in a sale scenario or as a publicly traded company.
  • Expanded Stockholder Rights
    Investing in a benefit corporation gives impact investors the assurance they need that they will be able to hold a company accountable to its mission in the future. This could aid companies in attracting impact investment capital.
  • A Reputation For Leadership
    Your business will join other high profile, highly respected companies as a benefit corporations (e.g. Patagonia in California), and be at the forefront of a growing movement.
  • An Advantage in Attracting Talent
    "Millennials will grow to 75% of the workforce by 2025, 77% say their “company’s purpose was part of the reason they chose to work there.” Benefit coporation status gives prospective employees confidence that a company is legally committed to their mission.-Deloitte Millennial Survey
  • Increased Access to Private Investment Capital
    Benefit corporation status can make your company more attractive to investors as a company with increased legal protection, accountability and transparency around its mission. Benefit corporations can also speed up investor due diligence since they produce an annual benefit report, which describes their qualitative activities aimed at producing general public benefit.
  • Increased Attractiveness to Retail Investors and Mission Protection as a Publicly Traded Company
    Benefit corps create an attractive investment opportunity for the same conscious consumers that have fueled organics, fair trade, and “buy local” movements, while enjoying a form of inoculation from the short-termism that plagues public equity markets.
  • Demonstration Effect
    Benefit corps show investors and entrepreneurs from every industry what the future Fortune 500 looks and acts like.

 

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