Benefit Corporation

From Open Risk Manual


Benefit Corporation. A not for profit corporation set up under specific state legislation to provide some stated societal benefit, and with some corresponding relaxation of the obligation to maximize shareholder return

This is a US-specific type of non-profit corporation defined in recent legislation in a number of states. In California, for example, benefit corporations may be defined as public benefit or mutual benefit corporations, depending on their purpose.

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