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The Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ)

Advise on Benefit Corporations and Assist with Entity Formation

Summary:

Assist a nonprofit fighting environmental inequality by advising on benefit corporations and assisting with entity formation.

Referred by:

Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: CREEJ’s mission is to reduce health, economic disparities and improve access to clean air, water, and soil in marginalized rural communities by influencing policy, inspiring innovation, catalyzing relevant research, and amplifying the voices of community leaders, all within the context of a changing climate
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water and Sanitation, End Poverty, Good Health and Well Being, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Partnerships to achieve the Goals, Reduced Inequalities
Legal Issue(s):

The Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice is with working with various stakeholders including universities and large government agencies on a model for treating wastewater, which they eventually intend to manufacture and make widely available. The CEEJ team has been advised that given their work and mission, they should establish a Benefit Corp. They are seeking a consultation to discuss whether this structure best suits their needs, as well as assistance with the entity formation itself.