Topic Archives: Resources

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.” ...›

October 28, 2016Resources

Turning the Page: How Kepler’s Books reinvented itself as a hybrid social enterprise

Partner Susan Mac Cormac was recently interviewed by the Stanford Social Innovation Review for her work setting up a hybrid social enterprise structure for beloved Bay Area bookstore, Kepler’s Books. Morrison and Foerster, along with other local business and community leaders, came together to launch “Kepler’s 2020,” an initiative to transform the independent bookstore into a next-generation community literary and cultural center. ...›

September 30, 2016Resources

Join us for Aligning Profits & Impact in High-growth Startups Event

On October 19, Morrison & Foerster will co-host “Aligning Profits & Impact in High-growth Startups” with impact.tech, a community group for techies who want to use technology for good. Partner Suz Mac Cormac joins Seth Bannon, co-founder of Fifty Years, a seed fund that backs entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with technologies, to discuss how ...›

September 20, 2016Corporate Form, Resources

Social Enterprise Legislation in the United States: An Overview

Traditionally, corporate decision-making has been driven by the singular goal of maximizing shareholder value.  Increasingly, however, businesses seek to pursue a social or environmental mission alongside profit.   Such so-called “social enterprises” may find that fiduciary duties associated with the traditional corporate form limit the corporation’s ability to achieve mission.  Accordingly, mission-oriented for-profit entities may consider ...›

August 30, 2016Resources

Impact Investment Incubators and Accelerators: Engines for Growth?

As the impact investment sector continues to grow, it is important to understand and evaluate the role that impact-investment incubators and accelerators may play in driving value both for social entrepreneurs and impact investors. What services do incubators and accelerators provide to social enterprises? As with their counterparts in the traditional, for-profit space, social-impact incubators ...›