13 Jan '18, 11am

We are all social entrepreneurs

The following is an edited excerpt from "Rise Up: How to Build a Socially Conscious Business" by Ross Stoddard (Elevate Publishing, 2017). There’s much to be hopeful about in the rise of socially conscious companies around the world. And it’s not just my generally sunny optimism; this trend is backed by substantive statistics. The first public benefit corporation legislation in the United States was passed in Maryland in 2010. Today, there are more than 4,000 public benefit corporations in this country. The nonprofit B Lab certified its first B Corps in 2007. By the time my firm, Oliver Russell, was certified in January 2012, there were 299 B Corps in the world. By mid-2017, the number of B Corps globally increased to more than 2,100 companies. While this is still a small community, this growth rate demonstrates an accelerating trajectory that harbors good things for the f...

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