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The Future of Philanthropy
Monday, January 25, 2021
The future of philanthropy by pgk On 5th May 2009, with the world still reeling from the effects of the global financial crisis, a secret gathering of billionaires took place at the elegant but discrete President’s House within the grounds of New York’s Rockefeller University. This event – a dinner arranged by Bill & Melinda...
Coronavirus, Economic Meltdown And The World Of Impact
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Coronavirus, Economic Meltdown And The World Of Impact: Insights From Marc J. Lane, Attorney And Social Enterprise Advocate Anne Field, Contributor Marc Lane LAW OFFICES OF MARC J. LANE, P.C. What do the Coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis mean for social enterprise and impact investing? Not Only for Profit is talking to a variety of key...
Social Entrepreneurs Get A Leg Up In Chicagoland
Friday, February 23, 2018
Chicago skyline (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) Cook County, where Chicago is situated, just handed social enterprises an official leg up. The second largest county in the U.S. recently enacted an ordinance giving impact ventures a preference in government procurement of goods and services. The rule, which took effect in October, was just published....
How to get more women, minorities to own manufacturing firms
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Dan Swinney, CEO of Manufacturing Renaissance, one of four nonprofits leading the Chicago Ownership Conversion Project. As many as 2,000 small local manufacturing firms could be up for sale in the next decade. Four local nonprofits want minority and female entrepreneurs to buy them. The Chicago Ownership Conversion Project aims to correct a...
New Business Model May Make Illinois ‘Delaware of Social Enterprise’
Friday, February 17, 2017
Illinois is becoming a hub for companies that want to change the world and make a profit at the same time, said Marc J. Lane, an attorney and economic development expert at an event hosted Feb. 8 by the Great Cities Institute at University of Illinois-Chicago. Imagine a “Shark Tank” television show where non-profit charities bring their needs...
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 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,...
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