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Impact Investing Experts Weigh In On Paul Tudor Jones' JUST Capital
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Earlier this year, hedge-fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II announced his plans to rate 1,000 publicly traded companies on how just they are–that is, how well they treat other stakeholders, like employees, society and the environment. To that end, along with such celebrities as Deepak Chopra, he started a nonprofit called JUST Capital Foundation. I...
DOL Changes Its Tune About Impact Investing
Friday, October 30, 2015
Impact investing just took another big step towards becoming mainstream, with the help of the Department of Labor (DOL). And all the hard work investors have been doing to build reliable ways to measure results seems to be a contributing factor. Specifically, the DOL recently posted guidance about what it calls economically targeted investments (ETIs) made...
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition Supplemented
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition By Marc J. Lane Now Comprehensively Supplemented! Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition is a guide to the practical aspects of corporate governance for attorneys, officers, directors, managers, and trustees. The introduction of...
Marc J. Lane: Chicago's Global Problem-Solver
Sunday, August 30, 2015
GET YOUR COPY OF "THE MISSION-DRIVEN VENTURE"! View article chicago.suntimes.com Peterborough's problem was daunting: Sixty percent of prisoners serving short-term sentences historically had gone on to re-offend within a year after their release. But policymakers were confident that a solution was within their reach. They attracted private...
Court Ruling Means L3Cs Should Vet Their Social Mission Carefully
Monday, June 1, 2015
A recent court ruling underscores an important point for L3Cs: Be careful about your charitable purpose. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean much for other social enterprises. The ruling came earlier this month from the Ninth Circuit Court in Zagfly, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Zagfly, a company selling flowers online at market rates,...
Nonprofit Tax Tips
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
With the 2016 elections on the near horizon, nonprofit tax breaks continue to be a hot-button issue in the House and Congress. Whether it is the charitable tax deduction for donors or tax breaks offered to registered nonprofit organizations, legislation keeps popping up on the table to reduce, eliminate or in some cases enhance charitable tax deductions. ...
Marc Lane's Take On Impact Investing Trends
Monday, March 9, 2015
The highly prolific Marc J. Lane, a Chicago-based attorney and active advocate for social entrepreneurship and impact investing, just published The Mission Driven Venture: Business Solutions to the World’s Most Vexing Problems, his 35th book. I recently talked to him about his take on important trends in impact investing: Anne Field: What is your...
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition Supplemented
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition By Marc J. Lane Now Comprehensively Supplemented! Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition is a guide to the practical aspects of corporate governance for attorneys, officers, directors, managers, and trustees. The introduction of...
Another Reason To Become An L3C
Friday, August 22, 2014
There’s another reason to consider the L3C that’s often not discussed. This point came up during a chat with Marc J. Lane, a Chicago lawyer and leader in the social enterprise arena. He’s giving a talk on Sept. 8 sponsored by Impact Engine, a social venture accelerator in that city, about how to choose the right legal structure for your...
Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise One-year Report
Friday, January 31, 2014
The Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise has submitted its one-year report to the Governor and the General Assembly. Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Task Force Progress Since Report 2 III. Current Task Force Recommendations IV. Outlook V. Task Force Membership VI. Acknowledgements View Full...
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