什麼是「公共利益公司」或稱 「共益公司」(The Benefit Company)

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公共利益公司」或稱 「共益公司」(The Benefit Company): 是2019年在加拿大不列顛哥倫比亞省新增訂的一種公司結構。(BILL M 209 – 2019, BUSINESS CORPORATIONS AMENDMENT ACT (NO. 2), 2019, Certified correct as passed Third Reading on the 15th day of May, 2019)

“…公共利益公司是一家致力於以負責任且可持續的方式開展業務的盈利性公司。它必須促進一項或多項公共利益。

福利公司選擇他們要推廣的公益類型。公共利益必須對一群人(業務股東除外),社區,組織或環境產生積極影響。好處可能包括以下任何活動:

藝術的,慈善的,文化的,經濟的,教育的,環境的,文學的,醫療的,宗教的,科學的,技術的…” (請詳閱原英文網頁)

請另參 “什麼是「社區捐款公司」(The Community Contribution Company, CCC)

“… A benefit company is a for-profit company that commits to conducting its business in a responsible and sustainable way. It must also promote one or more public benefits.

Benefit companies choose what type of public benefit they want to promote. Public benefits must have a positive effect for a group of people (other than business shareholders), communities, organizations, or the environment. The benefits could include any of the following activities:

Artistic, Charitable, Cultural, Economic, Educational, Environmental, Literary, Medical, Religious, Scientific, Technological…” (Read more at the Source Page).