Rethinking The Bottom Line: Benefit Corporations

Rethinking The Bottom Line: Benefit Corporations

A new legal designation known as a "benefit corporation" allows companies to balance commitments to their bottom lines with commitments more in line with the nonprofit world. We learn about how it's being put to work in our region and around the country.

A new business model is taking off in our region and around the country. Companies in Maryland, Virginia and soon the District can register as a "benefit corporation," which allows them to pursue both a social mission and a profit. We look at this trend and what it means for companies in our region and around the country.

Guests

Jamin Raskin

Member, Maryland State Senate (D- Dist. 20 Montgomery County); and Professor of Law, American University's Washington College of Law

Melissa Carrier

Assistant Dean, Global Programs and Social Value Creation, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Erik Trojian

Director of Policy, B Lab

Gary Skulnik

Co-founder and President, Clean Currents

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