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Social Enterprise Law: Trust, Public Benefit and Capital Markets

Dana Brakman Reiser and Steven A. Dean


Social Enterprise Law presents a series of audacious legal technologies designed to unleash the potential of social enterprise. Until now, the law has been viewed as an obstacle to social entrepreneurship, too inflexible to embrace for-profit businesses with a social mission at their core. Legislators have poured resources into creating hybrid corporate forms such as the benefit corporation to eliminate barriers to the creation of social enterprises. That first generation of social enterprise law has not done enough. The authors provide a framework for future legislation to do what benefit cor ... More

Keywords: social enterprise, impact investment, benefit corporation, charity, hybrid, finance, crowdfunding, metrics, exit, double-bottom-line

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190249786
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190249786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana Brakman Reiser, author
Vice Dean, Brooklyn Law School

Steven A. Dean, author
Professor, Brooklyn Law School