The debate on “the purpose of the corporation” is an evergreen. Yet, over the last decade, it gained new visibility as a response to the risk of green (or blue) washing deriving from the CSR wave. After the “B-Corp season” in many US states, several jurisdiction across Europe have introduced innovative regulatory schemes to intervene in the intersection between the two separated domains of commercial, for profit organisations on one side and non for profit entities on the other side. This “middle earth” is in fact a very interesting area because is where companies with a genuine drive for sustainability can go to and demonstrate their will by taking voluntary but binding commitments.
The webinar - held on July 10th, 2020 - presented a study on this topic and 4 cases from Italy, France, Spain and the UK.