Home Must Reads Oregon businesses prepare to become benefit companies

Oregon businesses prepare to become benefit companies

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

About 15 Oregon companies are set to register as the state's first benefit companies on Jan. 2.

That’s the first official day a new law allowing benefit companies in the state takes effect. Business leaders behind the effort say their aim is to top other states in which similar laws have been enacted. That is, other states with such rules have registered 14 or 15 benefit companies on the first day those laws took effect.

“Our rationale there is we think when entrepreneurs in Oregon hear about this and know about it, there are many of them that will want to explore and do it,” said Eric Friedenwald-Fishman, founder of the long-time B Corp and social-change agency Metropolitan Group, and an architect of the new law.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

 

More Articles

The short list: 5 companies making a mint off kale

The Latest
Thursday, November 20, 2014
kale-thumbnailBY OB STAFF

Farmers, grocery stores and food processors cash in on kale.


Read more...

Knight Vision

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?


Read more...

Grape Expectations

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE

Well-financed outsiders from France and California are buying up vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley.


Read more...

What I'm Reading

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Peter Lizotte at ACME Business Solutions and Roger Busse at Pacific Continental Bank share their favorite reads.


Read more...

Shifting Ground

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Bans on genetically modified crops create uncertainty for farmers.


Read more...

A Recipe for Success

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Two businesswomen, two iconic food brands and one food-obsessed city. We thought this sounded like a recipe for good conversation. So in late August, Oregon Business sat down with Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, to discuss their rapidly expanding businesses and Oregon’s trendsetting food scene.


Read more...

Launch

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

October's Launch article features Soul Kitchen, Easy Company and Slick's Big Time BBQ.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS