Benefit Corporations: The Best Corporate Form for Social Enterprises
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Benefit Corporations: The Best Corporate Form for Social Enterprises


Phrases such as “corporate social responsibility,” “sustainable development,” and “green business” are gaining increasing importance in today’s business world. Some companies are even taking these concepts a bit further and incorporating social and environmental responsibility directly into their business models. These types of companies are commonly known as social enterprises and they are growing in … Continue reading

TOMS Shoes: Doing Good or Doing Well?
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TOMS Shoes: Doing Good or Doing Well?


Introduction: It can be difficult to criticize a company whose entire business model is completely driven by philanthropy and a strong social mission. But this is exactly what TOMS Shoes has been experiencing this past year. Journalists are making harsh critiques about the company’s one-for-one business model and questioning its true sustainability. The criticism is … Continue reading

Are State Schools Really the More Affordable Option?
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Are State Schools Really the More Affordable Option?


Public state colleges and universities are generally known as more affordable options for in-state students, providing those from low income households a means to a higher education. After reading a ProPublica article about college debt, however, I learned that many public universities have been shifting their financial aid to wealthier students, leaving the poor behind. … Continue reading