Entrepreneurs can take steps to help ensure their social missions endure after selling their green companies, according to an Academy of Management Perspectives article.

“Selling the company doesn’t have to mean abandoning the sustainable mission,” said Yolanda Sarason of Colorado State University.

Sarason and coauthor Thomas J. Dean, also of Colorado State University, analyzed data related to 41 acquisitions of “socially- or environmentally-oriented” natural and organic companies by large public firms with revenues more than $250 million from 2000 to 2016.

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