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Professor Katz and Vice Dean Page Prominently Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review
Professor Robert Katz and Vice Dean Antony Page co-wrote an article that is prominently featured in the Fall 2012 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, an award-winning magazine that covers innovative approaches to global problems.
Titled "The Truth about Ben and Jerry's," Katz and Page’s article debunks the conventional wisdom that corporate law compelled the sale of Ben & Jerry's to corporate giant Unilever. Katz and Page claim that although new corporate forms like benefit corporations and low-profit limited liability companies (L3Cs) can make it easier to pursue a social mission or run a socially responsible business, you don't need one to do so.
"Proponents of benefit corporations and the like should be pressed to identify real and unavoidable instances of the Ben & Jerry's scenario," they write, "or stop using it to demonstrate the dire need for such forms." Katz and Page's article was also the center piece of the magazine editor's column.