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Rockridge Venture Law® has partnered with fellow Southeastern B Corp companies to sponsor and host the first-ever BLD (B Corp Leadership Development) Southeast Conference. Rockridge’s Impact & Innovation Fellow Bruce Allen served on the planning committee and offered opening remarks for the virtual conference.

On Thursday, November 12, 2020, more than 50 speakers, including leaders from companies such as Patagonia, New Belgium Brewing, Rubicon, Greyston Bakery, and Legacy Vacation Resorts gathered virtually to share their expertise and stories of success in their pursuit of a values-driven business model.

The conference centered around giving over 250+ attendees opportunities to network, chances to collaborate, share best practices, and improve organizational and individual leadership. Participants received clear, actionable takeaways on the most relevant topics in social innovation and sustainable business today, like JEDI principles, impact investing, and emotional intelligence & leadership. Access to recordings of the conference can be found here.

The conferences follows on the heels of a Forbes profile of Rockridge founder Kevin Christopher, which details Mr. Christopher’s involvement and dedication to catalyzing the values-driven business movement across the Southeast. 


About Rockridge Venture Law®

RVL® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, Jackson and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.

In 2018 and 2019, we were recognized as B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values.

Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. We’re Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.

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