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Mission insurance: how to structure a social enterprise so its social and environmental goals survive into the future


  • Jones, Kevin


Can a business’s social mission survive when a profitable social enterprise sells to a multinational? The twin stories of Ben and Jerry’s and Better World Books stand as bookends in the answer to this question. Ben and Jerry’s is the common story: selling means selling out. Better World Books has a different ending.

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  • Jones, Kevin, 2009. "Mission insurance: how to structure a social enterprise so its social and environmental goals survive into the future," Community Development Investment Review, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, issue 2, pages 01-06.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfcr:y:2009:p:1-6:n:v.5no.2

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