From “To B or Not To B”

1. A “B Corporation” is Not a New Corporate Form
A “B Corporation” or “B Corp” is a certification mark – like a “Good Housekeeping” seal of approval or “LEED” certification.  B Labs has done a very good job of creating a framework for companies to evaluate their business and operations on ESG factors and to then receive a score or ranking. 


September 27, 2016Corporate Form, Deal Structures

From “To B or Not To B”

1. A “B Corporation” is Not a New Corporate Form A “B Corporation” or “B Corp” is a certification mark – like a “Good Housekeeping” seal of approval or “LEED” certification.  B Labs has done a very good job of creating a framework for companies to evaluate their business and operations on ESG factors and to then receive a score or ranking.  ...›

June 26, 2017Deal Structures

A Brave New (Partnership Audit) World—Why You Should Care About the Proposed IRS Regulations

Social enterprises and impact investors will need to strongly consider their special tax and economic needs as audit planning takes center stage for all partnerships, most LLCs, and their respective partners and members when the thirty-five year old partnership audit regime meets its end on January 1, 2018. On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the IRS issued proposed regulations implementing the new centralized partnership audit regime, which completely overhauls the longstanding partnership audit, assessment, and collection procedures. ...›

June 12, 2017Resources

Suz Mac Cormac Speaks on Sustainable Investing at Milken Global Conference

On May 1st, 2017, MoFo Impact’s Suz Mac Cormac moderated “Investing in Sustainable Development” with speakers Anne Finucane of Bank of America, Vicki Fuller of New York State Common Retirement Fund, Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners, Clifton Robbins of Blue Harbor Group, and Markus Voigt of AREAM Group. The session covered how investments, from public to private, can best mitigate long-term risk and meet ESG standards without sacrificing returns. ...›

May 23, 2017Resources

Jessica Bissey to Speak at the 2017 NYU School of Law’s Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond

Transactions across borders involve complex issues with conflicting perspectives on management and operations, differences in accounting and financial reporting, governance and control provisions, tax treaties and tax planning, bilateral investment treaties, currency exchange and repatriation risks, securities law issues on establishing investment vehicles as impact investing reaches a broader range of investors, diligence challenges due to remoteness, choice and conflict of laws, extraterritorial laws, language issues, and dispute resolution and enforcement. ...›

April 25, 2017Funding/Financing

Doing Big Things: How 2017 Is Shaping Up to Be Another Transformative Year for Impact

Ten years ago, the term “impact investing” did not exist and the pursuit of “good” was mostly relegated to philanthropy. Today, investors who focus on more than immediate financial returns–and those who believe that balancing all sorts of impact (financial and otherwise) can yield long-term returns, again financial and otherwise–have entered the mainstream. In this ...›

April 19, 2017Resources

Suz Mac Cormac to Speak at 2017 Ceres Conference

Each year, the Ceres Conference brings together a unique group of more than 600 corporate sustainability leaders, the country’s largest institutional investors, and leading social and environmental advocates to mobilize action on the world’s most significant sustainability challenges. Throughout the two-day program, conference attendees will engage on a broad range of topics, including building a ...›

March 24, 2017Resources

Suz Mac Cormac to speak at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Suz Mac Cormac will chair “Where is the Next Big Disruption in Ag & Why Isn’t it Here Yet” at the 2017 World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco on March 28. The session will cover a variety of technology and agriculture topics from an investors perspective, featuring panelists from Radicle, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Avrio Capital, Flagship Pioneering, and KPCB. ...›

February 20, 2017Resources

Suz Mac Cormac to Speak at Confluence Philanthropy

Suz Mac Cormac will speak as a panelist at Confluence Philanthropy’s 7th Annual Practitioners Gathering in New Orleans, LA. She will join representatives from The Greenlining Institute, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, IKEA, Aspen Institute of Work Initiative, and Camelback Ventures for “Reimagining Capitalism: The Path Towards Sustainable Value Creation.” ...›

January 19, 2017Funding/Financing

Social Impact Funds: Structuring Considerations

Impact investing, generally speaking, refers to investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. The market for impact investing continues to grow. According to May 2016 data from the Global Impact Investing Network, approximately $77.4B is currently invested in impact assets across approximately 403 funds and products. ...›