Value Louisiana, an initiative to grow for-benefit organizations statewide, launches on Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30pm at the Sheraton on Canal Street in New Orleans. For-benefit organizations use market-based methods to offer social and environmental solutions while creating jobs and businesses. The for-benefit sector is an emerging economic force that includes L3C corporations, certified B-Corps, and related efforts to support "triple bottom line" and "shared value" approaches to responsibly and sustainably operate businesses and organizations. Louisiana is well-positioned to grow these types of companies and organizations thanks to a combination of needs, support, and legal environment.
The Value Louisiana launch will feature City of New Orleans Deputy Mayor and CAO Andy Kopplin, and will include the release of a charter, and a report on the status of for-benefit organizations in the state. The event is free and open to the public, registration is encouraged. Value Louisiana was developed by LifeCity, a for-benefit company based in New Orleans. NOLAVibe serves on the Value Louisiana Steering Committee.