The Need and Rationale for the Benefit Corporation: Why It Is the Legal Form That Best Addresses the Needs of Social Entrepreneurs, Investors, and, Ultimately, the Public

January 19, 2013


The paper includes a brief discussion of demand in the market by business leaders and investors, an analysis of why current legal frameworks do not accommodate the activities of mission-driven private sector entities, a discussion of the benefit corporation form, why the model legislation is drafted the way it is and why it is the legal form that best addresses the needs of social entrepreneurs, investors and, ultimately, the public...


by William H. Clark, Jr., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Larry Vranka, Canonchet Group LLC

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