Societies must ensure the health of their environment or risk collapse. If we fail to acknowledge environmental limits, all seven billion of us will deplete fresh water, fisheries, soil, and minerals beyond their ability to replenish.
We aren’t scared of wolves in winter anymore. The predators we create are social structures with legal charters that compel all decisions made by individuals running the company to increase profit for shareholders regardless of harm to the environment and human well-being.
Benefit Corporations are a new class of corporation to solidify values more important than profit. We can create social structures that employ processes and pursue results that ensure the health of our environment.