CSRminute: B Corps Gain Legal Status; Eco-Builder Greenhouse Holdings Buys Life Protection Inc.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 9:22am

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Hello, I’m Gretchen Siegchrist, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Tuesday, July 27th:

Several states have recently passed laws to allow entrepreneurs to form “Benefit Corporations,” which allow for and protect by statute a triple-bottom line business practice. New York, Michigan, Illinois, and now Maryland are among the states writing laws to define “Low-Profit LLC’s” or “B Corps.” B Corps now include over 300 companies representing $1.1 billion in revenue. This new trend is emerging to counter Delaware’s influence on U.S. corporate policy. Currently, 63 percent of Fortune 500, and more than half of all American businesses, are incorporated in Delaware where that state’s laws protect corporate directors and allow a sole focus on maximizing the dollar-value bottom line.

Greenhouse Holdings, a developer of eco-friendly infrastructure, is acquiring Life Protection Inc., which provides design and construction of facilities and services to the U.S. government, military, and law enforcement agencies. LPI is the sole provider to the U.S military of Dyneema, a synthetic, fiber-based polyethylene 15 times stronger than steel, and which has limitless applications in construction. LPI has also built the government’s first LEED Gold-certified training facility.

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