The Wendel Forum has a new broadcast time!
January 12, 2012
We hope that 2012 is off to a great start for you. The Wendel Forum took a bit of a break over the holidays, but we’re ready to jump into 2012 with both feet. It’s going to be a great year! There are a few changes we want to make sure you catch.
Green 960 Becomes 960 KNEW
Our radio station, Green 960 AM, is changing its call letters. You’ll still find us on the air at 960 on the AM dial; however, the station now goes by 960 KNEW “Opinions, Finance, Advice.” Also, the new website is www.960knew.com. Don’t worry, you’ll still find us as a part of the Green Morning line up every Saturday morning (along with Sea Change Radio and An Organic Conversation).
Another program change is that we have a new time slot. Our new time is 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays. As always, if you’re out of signal range, you can listen to the show via the station’s website and www.iHeartRadio.com (as they say, “there’s an app for that!”).
Saturday Welcomes Zem Joaquin of Ecofabulous
We are kicking off the first new episode of the year in our new 9:30 time slot this Saturday, January 14. Please tune in for a discussion with Zem Joaquin of Ecofabulous. She’ll share how Ecofabulous brings together style and sustainability without sacrifice.
California’s Landmark Benefit Corporation Legislation
So besides our radio show changes, what else has been happening the last few weeks, you ask? Quite a lot. With the enactment of AB 361, California’s new landmark Benefit Corporation legislation, Wendel Rosen attorney Donald Simon has been spreading the word about how companies can adopt this new corporate structure. You can listen to Episode 36 of The Wendel Forum for a previous discussion about this legislation, which allows companies to incorporate their values into their governance.
Donald also participated in the media event at the California Secretary of State’s office on January 3rd (the first day companies could submit paperwork to become Benefit Corporations). Here’s a press release describing the event and some photos of the day. We were thrilled to be able to assist about a dozen companies with filings on this first day of eligibility, including Patagonia. It was great to see Yvon Chouinard there to help champion the cause. A true leader in sustainability! See below for links to some of the coverage this event garnered.
Recent Coverage of AB 361 – California’s Benefit Corporation Legislation
- Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-california-businesses-seek-new-benefit-corporation-status-20120103,0,7475968.story?track=rss
- KQED Radio: Law Aims to Increase Corporate Social Responsibility
- The Economist: Firms with Benefits
- Treehugger.com: Patagonia Becomes A California Benefit Corporation
- View additional coverage at www.bcorporation.net/media