If not us, who? If not now, when?
The Revolution has begin. We’re no longer defined by a single majority or one dominant demographic or business as usual.
Soon the U.S. population will be at least 50% non-caucasian. Millennials will be the largest generation ever in the workplace. And a new business structure will be thriving in every state. The mandate for such a revolution has been made even stronger due to polar ice caps melting at a record pace, hate crimes accelerating across the U.S., and corporate greed reaching new heights.
Indeed, a change is more than justified. Welcome to the age of the Benefit Corporation where people, planet, and profit come together for the greater good. We see the Benefit Corporation as the essential 21st Century business structure. It’s clear that if you’re building a business for the future, you better build something that reflects this new world order. Consider this number: 66%.
66% of consumers across 60 countries will pay more for products and services from companies committed to positive environmental and social impact. 70% of U.S. Millennials will pay more for products and services from companies with corporate social responsibility programs.
Today, 34 states offer the Benefit Corporation with more soon to follow. Besides a profit, a Benefit Corporation much provide a positive impact on workers, community, and the environment as its legally defined goals. More importantly, you must believe in the premise of Benefit Corporations and then act like one! In order words, you must walk your talk.
Consult with your legal and biz advisors. It doesn’t matter if you’re an incorporated business entity or just launching. You become a Benefit Corporation by taking a single step and believing your business can make an impact.
Above Transcript is for the video shown below from Benefit Corporations for Good.
Mighty Epiphyte is a certified Benefit Company for Good in Oregon, and can guide your company through the state certifications irregardless of where your business is registered. With 34 states having passed Benefit Corporation legislation and six additional states working on it* there is a great variety in requirements. Working with Mighty Epiphyte will make the process smoother and more profitable.
In Oregon, the Benefit Company Legislation is available to both Limited Liability Companies and Corporations. See the Oregon Secretary of State’s description of how to file to become a benefit company.
Ask me how become Benefit Company certified.
Below is a short video describing why Benefit Companies are gaining in popularity and importance. The words are transcribed above.