AlongsideB Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
What is a B Corporation?         •Meet independent, comprehensive and transparent         standards of social and environm...
A little about me and getting to know you...                   B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
My coding style... part 0001                   B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
My coding style... part 0010                   B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
Ink blot test...                   B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
The architecture of capitalism    Only 1 line of code in OS kernel:    foreach (ShareHolder s in ShareHolders)    {       ...
The hackEvolution of capitalism       20th Century                                   21st Century   Shareholder           ...
Limits of the architectureOur current capitalist system wasn’t designed for this  • Current corporate law works against su...
Benefit Corporation Legislation                                               “The most original , constructive           ...
Benefit Corporation LegislationBusiness support drives strong bi-partisan support  •   11 states passed, 3 pending  •   8 ...
Big NeedStandards to drive support         Last 10 years                              Next 10 years       Good            ...
Big TrendUse market forces to solve social problemsConscious consumers                                    60 million Ameri...
A movementLeader of this movement are 500+ B Corps across 60 industries                    B Corporations * Impact Investi...
B Corp: Patagonia• Ventura, CA• 1300 Employees• Apparel and Outdoor Wear Company   ü Pioneer in organic and PCR textiles ...
Interface, Inc. ... not a B Corp yet, but...• Atlanta, GA• 320 Employees• Sustainable manufacturing at scale  ü Since 199...
B Corp: The Ian Martin Group                                                                           Calling            ...
Historic OpportunitySupport a global movementof entrepreneurs, investors, and consumerswith one unifying goal . . .       ...
The Promised Land                         Best                        in for                      the world               ...
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  1. 1. AlongsideB Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  2. 2. What is a B Corporation? •Meet independent, comprehensive and transparent standards of social and environmental performance •Meet higher standards of transparency •Meet higher legal standards of accountability B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  3. 3. A little about me and getting to know you... B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  4. 4. My coding style... part 0001 B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  5. 5. My coding style... part 0010 B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  6. 6. Ink blot test... B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  7. 7. The architecture of capitalism Only 1 line of code in OS kernel: foreach (ShareHolder s in ShareHolders) { Maximize(s); } Unintended Consequences: B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  8. 8. The hackEvolution of capitalism 20th Century 21st Century Shareholder Stakeholder corporation corporation Maximize Create shareholder value social and shareholder value exclusively simultaneously B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  9. 9. Limits of the architectureOur current capitalist system wasn’t designed for this • Current corporate law works against sustainability and social impact • No standards to distinguish ‘good companies’ from good marketing B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  10. 10. Benefit Corporation Legislation “The most original , constructive thought in corporate governanceKey Provisions: in 25 years.”Purpose Former President, American Bar Association • to create material positive impact on society and the environmentAccountability • directors and officers shall consider effect of decisions on stakeholdersTransparency • publish annual report in accordance with a third party standard B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  11. 11. Benefit Corporation LegislationBusiness support drives strong bi-partisan support • 11 states passed, 3 pending • 8 unanimous votes Why? • 892-62 in favor • signed by both R and D Governors ü 100% voluntary ü No regulations ü No cost ü Market-based B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  12. 12. Big NeedStandards to drive support Last 10 years Next 10 years Good Good companies products + 500 others B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  13. 13. Big TrendUse market forces to solve social problemsConscious consumers 60 million AmericansSocially responsible investors $2.7 trillion dollarsSocial entrepreneurs and sustainable business 100,000+ businessesChorus of Voices Bill Gates, Creative Capitalism Muhammad Yunus, Social Business Harvard Business Review, et al. B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  14. 14. A movementLeader of this movement are 500+ B Corps across 60 industries B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  15. 15. B Corp: Patagonia• Ventura, CA• 1300 Employees• Apparel and Outdoor Wear Company ü Pioneer in organic and PCR textiles ü Founded 1% for the Planet ü Leader in supply chain transparency B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  16. 16. Interface, Inc. ... not a B Corp yet, but...• Atlanta, GA• 320 Employees• Sustainable manufacturing at scale ü Since 1994, doubled revenue while halving impact ü By 2020, ‘Mission Zero’ ecological impact B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  17. 17. B Corp: The Ian Martin Group Calling ... ...is orkWhy do we exist? sub ul w Career jec ngf tive ani Job/Income . Me Support Education & Employment “What is the difference we want to make in the world?” Authenticityw do we behave?* * Truthfully, some of this Integrity, Transparency, Straight talk is less evident in practice Whole self, No talented jerks than it should be. That’s ok, we’re in transition. At Peer Forum, we agreed to Entrepreneurship Stewardship B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy keep refining both the articulation and Passion, Initiative, Vision, Character, Humility, Discernment ‘inculcation’ of our values Adaptable, Own the End Result Higher purpose, Team first over the next year.
  18. 18. Historic OpportunitySupport a global movementof entrepreneurs, investors, and consumerswith one unifying goal . . . Redefine success in business B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy
  19. 19. The Promised Land Best in for the world B Corporations * Impact Investing * Public Policy

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