Month: February 2013

Helping pass good laws

Dapwood Furniture was in Santa Fe on January 30th, 2012 with the New Mexico Green Chamber to learn about our legislative process and talk with our elected officials about the importance of several bills being heard in committees.

New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce at state capital

 

Dapwood is most interested in seeing Benefit Corporation legislation getting passed. This legislation would create a new type of corporation in New Mexico where shareholder profits are not the only focus of a company. A Benefit Corporation would weight environmental and social impact without the fear of shareholders suing for not maximizing profits. It is a balanced approach to business that takes into account the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits.

There are also several other bills circulating that would maintain or increase incentives to homeowners and builders to increase energy efficiency and encourage growth of solar energy.

The legislative session continues for several more weeks so Dapwood will probably be at the “Round house” again.