New York associate Rob Esposito was featured in a TriplePundit article titled, “Tracking Changes In Social Enterprise Law.” The article discussed the mission of the Social Enterprise Law Tracker, which Rob created along with Shawn Pelsinger in 2015 with support from NYU Law’s Jacobson Program in Law & Business and NYU Stern’s Business & Society Program.
Rob explained that the site is important because it sorts out the several variations of social enterprise law that have emerged. “People are approaching the task of running social enterprises in different ways. Several different forms are available in the U.S., and other countries have even more,” he said.
The Social Enterprise Law Tracker offers an interactive map showing how social enterprise laws have been adopted in different states from 2009 to present. It includes separate maps for benefit corporations, benefit limited liability companies, social purpose corporations and low-profit limited liability companies, as well as offerings detailed information on each law and a collection of useful resources for practitioners, academics and social entrepreneurs.