Interested in Passing Benefit Corp Legislation?

The Model Legislation was drafted by Bill Clark from Drinker, Biddle, & Reath LLP and has evolved based on comments from corporate attorneys in the states in which the legislation has been passed or introduced.  It reflects the expressed needs of business leaders and investors interested in using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, and has been conformed to local corporate codes by local corporate attorneys.  Please use the Model Legislation as the basis for any new legislation in your state.

If you’re interested in passing benefit corporation legislation in your state, please contact Holly Ensign-Barstow at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Legal Disclaimer: The information on this site does not constitute legal advice and is provided solely as a reference.  Those interested in electing benefit corporation status should discuss with their legal advisors the potential risks and liabilities and specific processes associated with this for the company's circumstances and state of incorporation.