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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Benefit Corporations: The New Generation of Corporations

In today's modern world, more socially and environmentally conscious business people have entered the market place. These people don't want to just make money; they want to be able to create products while participating in effective business strategies and practices that have a postive impact on the environment and today's society. This has lead to the creation of a new type of corporation, Benefit Corporations. With New York State adopting this type of corporation in mid-February, this presentation addresses the differences between the traditional C Corporations, Not-for-Profits and the new Benefit Corporations. It will also be looking back at the history of Benefit and B Corporations as well as the impact that Benefit Corporation legislation has had on the states that have already adopted this new type of business.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenter: Chelsea Podyma (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Business
Location: 120 Hartwell
Time: 9:20 am Session I