Delaware Eyes a New Corporate Structure for Social Enterprises

State Capitol building in Dover, Delaware Photograph by Henryk Sadura/Getty Images

Delaware is home to 917,000 people and more than 1 million companies. With a legal system favored by businesses for its protections and predictability, the state boasts that more than half of the Fortune 500 companies are incorporated there. Now Delaware’s on the cusp of creating a new corporate structure for so-called triple bottom line companies that gives them legal protections to make social and environmental missions as important as earning profits.

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