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Rockridge® attorney Violaine Panasci attended B for Good Leaders Summit held in Rome, Italy on June 16th and 17th. Violaine had the opportunity to meet over 600 B Corp leaders as they share their experiences doing business as a force for good. Violaine was one of, if not, the only U.S. B Corp attorney to attend the summit.

“At the B for Good Leaders summit, I met with one of the owners of the largest Italian gelato company, Sammontana S.p.A., Lorenzo Bagnoli! The family dairy company continues to lead the food and beverage sector by investing in responsible Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices to align with European ESG goals. For instance, Sammontana gives preference to supplies that are produced or manufactured in accordance with certified standards of sustainability. I look forward to meeting more American dairy companies at future B for Good Leaders and B Corp events that are also willing to advocate for change in the food and beverage industry. In other news, did you know that ice cream, unlike Gelato, in the US is a federally defined term (who knew?).” – Violaine Panasci

Read more about Violaine’s B for Good Leaders Summit experience in her latest blog post: U.S. Lagging on ESG, but Trends Promising Globally.


Information on B for Good Leaders Summit

The ‘Business for Good‘ Movement is made up of certified and aspiring B Corps, Societá Benefit in Italy, Entreprise-a-Mission in France, Benefit Corporations in the USA, Empresas B in South America, etc, B Investors, B City executives, B Lawyers, educational and government leaders. Altogether, these amount to 25,000-30,000 individual champions of a new business class building the economy the world needs. Others who share this vision are welcome to join.

As business leaders we can be the agents of change to rebuild our broken economic system. This summit is the place to accelerate the transition towards a regenerative economy that creates more social and environmental value than it extracts. We aim for a joint leadership statement, collective actions, coalitions, new ventures and new politics, through a common understanding between a wide range of executive leaders using business for good.


About Violaine Panasci

Violaine Panasci, LL.M., studied law at the University of Ottawa before completing an LL.M. in New York with an emphasis in food systems and sustainable supply chains. Her practice areas include agricultural technology, cannabis, copyrights, data privacy, food & beverage, regulation, sustainable supply chains, and trademarks. V currently serves as a board member and Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee for the National Social Enterprise Alliance, a board member for the Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance, and a board member for the French American Chamber of Commerce of Tennessee. Read more about Violaine, connect with her, and Calendly her.


About RVL®

Rockridge Venture Law® is a certified B Corp law firm embracing the mantra of technology lawyers for good. Rockridge® services include corporate, intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology, and venture capital law. Rockridge has been recognized as a B Corp Best for the World and Real Leaders Top 150 Impact Company, and has been featured by Conscious Company Magazine, Forbes, and other top media focused on industry leaders in impact and innovation.

The Rockridge team has worked with Grammy winners, Nobel Prize winners, and world champion athletes to create and monetize distinctive intellectual property assets. Rockridge clients include founders, investors, and multinationals scaling disruptive technologies and iconic brands. Rockridge is headquartered in Tennessee, with satellite offices in Durham, New Haven, and New York.

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.

See case studies on how we’ve helped transformative companies at Rockridge Case Studies.


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