Integrative LawConscious Contracts for Conscious Businesses
New Business Models and Ideas• Forms of business organization: B Corporations, L3C• Triple bottom line• Socially responsible corporations• Social entrepreneurship• Conscious business• Conscious capitalism
A Conscious ContractCreates: Foundation for a relationship of connection and trust Structure for conversations that matter Recipe for handling change Documents that reflect the values and purpose of the parties
Possible Elements of a Mindful Contract• Purpose, Vision, Mission, Values of each• Shared Purpose, Vision, Mission, Values – How are we going to make the world a better place? [Linda Alvarez]• Conflict resolution plan – How will we handle change? – Is our on-going relationship important to us even if this contract ends?
Addressing Change and Conflict Resolution: Creating Your Own Justice System• First we will talk about it.• Then we will communicate by writing.• We’ll get a trusted advisor to sit with us and mediate or help us talk.• We’ll get collaborative lawyers.• We’ll go to the woods.• We’ll dissolve rather than going to court.