Topic Archives: Resources

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 ...›