Benefit Corporation Statutes
A New Economy is emerging that requires new market infrastructure to grow. Corporate leaders need to be able to shape business models that enable them to satisfy the demands of investors, employees, and customers who increasingly demand that corporations serve both shareholders and society, considering the impact of their decisions on multiple stakeholders rather than maintaining a singular focus on short-term financial maximization.
Unfortunately, this New Economy is struggling with corporate laws made to support the Old Economy, including laws that force corporate leaders to put profits before people. A Benefit Corporation Bill in your state would leave these old forms intact for those who want them, but it would create a new option without impacting the state budget that:
The American Sustainable Business Council, along with our partner B Lab, encourages you to take a moment to send a letter to your legislators supporting the enactment of this legislation by simply filling in the form below. We’ll deliver your letter and add your name to our growing list of business and community leaders who are supporting this effort.
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Send a letter to your state legislator on your letterhead (download available). IMMEDIATE ACTION IS NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES (find out who represents you in your state legislature by entering your ZIP code in the top bar):
Sign the Petition below, and we will forward it to your legislator.