Minnesota should enact public benefit corporations (via Star Tribune)

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“The state should adopt this business hybrid that enables profits, common good. In his November Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis challenged business leaders to use the power of capitalism to deliberately address social issues, not just to accumulate personal wealth. Other prominent figures like Bill Gates have been making similar appeals for several years. As last […]

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SEA-TC Endorses Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act

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Later this month, Minnesota legislators from both parties will introduce the Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act.  If passed, this bill will enable the state’s entrepreneurs to create a new type of for-profit entity that also requires a social purpose.  Under this Act, Minnesota companies that choose a public benefit corporation form (commonly called “social businesses”) […]

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Huge Potential for Social Enterprises: Equity Crowdfunding

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Huge Potential for Social Enterprises: Equity Crowdfunding By Tom Triplett, SEA-TC Board Member and Chair of the Public Policy Committee    On October 23, the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed rules on what is called “equity crowdfunding.”  When fully implemented in mid-2014, this new investment tool will provide a potentially huge source of […]

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