Benefit Corporations Advance Job Quality Advocacy


A benefit corporation is new class of business that devise a space for job quality advocacy in the business community.

This "space" is much needed in view of long-term resistance to workplace policies. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) seek to outline a business-oriented case for pro-worker reform. Benefit corporations currently run in 18 states, which enable companies to pursue social good while remaining for-profit.


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Federal Programs Related to - Business Promotion

Programs that promote the general commercial interests of the community or the interests of particular trades. Business Leagues; Business Retention; Chambers of Commercial; Local Business Associations; Industry-Specific Promotion; Trade Association; Trade Groups Business Recruitment & Attraction Programs provide any of a wide variety of incentives to encourage new businesses and industries to locate in a particular community, to provide development and expansion opportunities for existing businesses, and to discourage existing businesses from leaving the area and relocating elsewhere. Attraction of Business; Business Recruitment; Empowerment Zones; Enterprise Zones; Industrial Park Development; Media Production Liaison Services

Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other

Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.

See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)



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