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 Diaspora

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO

Former newspaper reporters move into brand journalism.


Read more...

OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

News
Friday, October 24, 2014

24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


Read more...

Fly Zone

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

The black soldier fly’s larvae are among the most ravenous and least picky eaters on earth.


Read more...

Fork & Bottle

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

National media can’t get enough of Oregon’s pinot noir, artisan-food purveyors and lively, independent film scene.


Read more...

Election Season

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We didn’t intend this issue to have an election season theme. But politics has a way of seeping into the cracks and fissures.


Read more...

Books Rule

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JON BELL

Powell's stays relevant in the digital age.


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