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'Public Benefit' Corporate Model Is Making Inroads

Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Energy & Sustainability Practice Tom Burton was quoted in an article published by Law360 on the increasing number of businesses going public as “public benefit corporations,” which is a legal designation that signals a company's commitment to goals beyond maximizing profits. Mr. Burton said that “we’re in the early days of a real and substantial trend,” and called it a “critical and fundamental change" away from the idea of shareholder primacy.



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