Topic Archives: Corporate Form

August 12, 2020Corporate Form, Measuring, Reporting

SASB and GRI Team Up to Tackle the Opaque Landscape of ESG Reporting

The year 2020 was already predicted to be a year of heightened focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics for public companies—and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread protests galvanized by the Black Lives Matter movement increased the call for corporate discussion and action on topics ranging from operational resilience and risk ...›

Lawyers Helping Small Businesses Navigating CARES Act Funding Requirements

Suz Mac Cormac and Kaela Colwell spoke to the Daily Journal for an article featuring the Bay Area Small/Social Enterprise Task Force (BASE Force), which is a group led by Morrison & Foerster with other legal, financial, and nonprofit professionals who are guiding small businesses through emergency resources. The task force is focused on collecting local, state, ...›

November 7, 2019Corporate Form, Reporting, Resources

Voices in Sustainability: Interview with Susan (Suz) Mac Cormac

ClientSmart interviewed Morrison & Foerster’s Suz Mac Cormac, chair of the firm’s Social Enterprise and Impact Investing and Energy practices, about the Business Roundtable’s adoption of a new “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation.” The statement changes the definition of the purpose of a corporation to include not just shareholders but also stakeholders: customers, ...›

MoFo Impact Publishes Guides on Social Enterprise Corporate Form

The MoFo Impact team recently published two articles in the Daily Journal on legal forms for social enterprises. The first article, “Leveraging Corporate Structure for Impact,” summarizes the different forms that entrepreneurs and investors alike should consider to help save our planet and improve the lives of the people on it. In “10 Considerations for ...›

September 17, 2019Corporate Form, Deal Structures, Resources

MoFo Impact Published in ABA Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook

Members of the MoFo Impact team contributed two chapters in The Lawyer’s Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook: Practical Guidance for Corporate Counsel and Law Firms, published by the American Bar Association. This new guide is a comprehensive resource for in-house and outside counsel to help their companies, firms, and clients develop effective corporate social responsibility programs. ...›

June 18, 2019Corporate Form

Introducing the Public Benefit LLC

Four years after Delaware first enacted its Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) statute, the state has taken another step forward in advancing legal entity forms for social enterprises. In August 2018, Delaware added a new legal entity to its code: the Public Benefit Limited Liability Company, or PBLLC. ...›

June 4, 2018Corporate Form

Delaware Considers New Statutory Public Benefit Limited Liability Company

In April 2018, the Delaware State Bar Association’s Corporate Law Section approved an amendment to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act that allows for the formation of public benefit limited liability companies (PBLLCs). The proposed new PBLLC statute – Subchapter XII of Chapter 18, Title 6 of the Delaware Code (PDF) – closely tracks the Delaware public ...›

April 4, 2018Corporate Form

TrustLaw launches guide for social enterprises in Asia

TrustLaw, in partnership with law firm Tilleke & Gibbins, the British Council, and United Nations ESCAP launched the ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide, covering legal structures available in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. As social entrepreneurship continues to blossom around the world, especially in Southeast Asia, governments in the region ...›