The project aims to support the elaboration of the Benefit Corporation business model,
indicating by this comprehensive definition a business model which combines the goal of profit with the purpose of creating a positive impact for society and the environment
The Benefit Corporation can be placed at the crossroads between the for profit and the non profit: it is neither a social enterprise nor a non profit organisation , but rather an evolution of for profit business to take on the challenges announced from the European Commission and bring about common benefits for society and the environment.
The transformation towards the new business model of Benefit Corporations can be achieved only through a deep evolution of Human Resources. However , while the skills and abilities of management roles are already being updated , there is no adequate plan for training and updating the professional figures who will have to implement the transformation within companies. In order to allow companies to move towards becoming Benefit Corporations , training for management must be accompanied by intensive training for the operational roles of companies.