B Corporations In Different Forms
SOCAP11 (Social Capital Markets 2011) brought together a confluence of people, ideas, and dialogues from around the social innovation sphere. It was especially interesting to hear about various corporate forms that social ventures had decided on.I had a chance to talk with Blake Jones towards the end of Day 2 of SOCAP11. We had both attended the same breakout session on benefit corporations earlier in the day.
His company, a b corporation, is also a cooperative.
Blake co-founded, Namaste Solar, a B corporation based in Colorado. (Reminder: B corporation is a voluntary certification, benefit corporation is a new corporate form for social innovation that has passed/is being introduced in various states. You can read more about the differences between B corporation and benefit corporation)
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More About Namaste Solar
Namaste Solar is an employee-owned cooperative that installs solar systems in homes and businesses.
Namaste Solar is proud to be a B corporation and exists to benefit all of its stakeholders, including community and environment.
They may be looking for impact investors in the future.
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