Past Event

New Corporate Form: A Viable Game-Changer for Sustainability

Thu, Dec 2 2010 - 6:00pm

New Corporate Form: A Viable Game-Changer for Sustainability

Carl Bass, CEO, Autodesk
Jeff Mendelson, CEO, New Leaf Paper
Don Shaffer, President, RSF Social Finance
Susan Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison Foerster

Debates over the causes of the BP oil spill have raged from Washington to London to Louisiana. However, a primary contributor that has not been closely examined is BP’s structure as a corporation. Come hear about the growing movement in the U.S. and overseas to create a new corporate form that would integrate social and environmental factors more deeply into the DNA of corporations. Mac Cormac is principal author of the Flexible Purpose Corporation (SB1463), a bill now in the California Senate. She will be joined by CEOs who will be impacted by the bill for a lively discussion of the impacts of such groundbreaking change.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
$8 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Chris Erikson