Ownership Diagrams

Benefit Corporation (B Corp) Ownership Diagram

Benefit Corporation (B Corp) Ownership Diagram
B Corp Ownership Diagram

Explore the design of a Benefit Corporation through an ownership diagram. This guide offers insights and examples on crafting your own chart. Show the structure of your business in a clear, visual format.

What is a B Corp Ownership Diagram?

A B Corp ownership diagram is a visual representation of the ownership of a benefit corporation. It shows the ownership of the benefit corporation in a vertical layout, detailing the relationships between different elements. There three broad categories of org charts: company structure charts, management charts, and hierarchy charts. A B Corp ownership diagram is a type of company structure chart.

Why Use a B Corp Ownership Diagram?

The diagram can serve a variety of uses. Common use cases include due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and governance. Instead of a single diagram, you can create variations with different labels and data for specific purposes.

This ownership diagram is made with Lexchart, a powerful org chart software that simplifies the process of creating and customizing diagrams.

How to Create a B Corp Ownership Diagram?

Before creating a diagram there are several important considerations. B Corp ownership diagrams differ from management org charts in important ways. The number of items, connections and layout are orders of magnitude more complex. It is imperative to work with org chart software that is designed to handle that complexity.

There are fundamentally two ways to create a benefit corporation ownership diagram: from scratch or from a data import.

Creating a Benefit Corporation Ownership Diagram from Scratch

Each application has its own way of creating a diagram from scratch. Lexchart has a powerful chart tool which makes the process simple.

Importing Data to Create a Benefit Corporation Ownership Diagram

Importing data is an efficient way to create a diagram. Lexchart supports importing data from CSV, which is available in Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets and most spreadsheet and database applications. The data should be structured as a series of pairwise relationships between a parent and child (subsidiary) entity.

Next Steps

Ready to create your own benefit corporation ownership diagram? Get started with Lexchart's free trial. You can also explore example diagrams in our gallery.

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