Will Etsy Walk its Talk?

Etsy, the online marketplace for unique goods, recently filed a registration statement with the SEC to go public. The company has a golden opportunity to become the world’s first publicly traded benefit corporation and enjoy first mover advantage as the immediate global standard-bearer of business as a force for good. Esty would not only become the world’s third publicly traded Certified B Corporation but would also become the first publicly traded Delaware public benefit corporation. Etsy would immediately eclipse Google as the defacto standard in governance by legally committing under Delaware law “to operate in… [Continue reading this post]