The Benefit Corporation also expands the fiduciary duties of directors of the corporation. For-profit corporations have fiduciary duties that essentially require directors to maximize shareholder value. This requirement of for-profit directors to maximize shareholder value frequently prevents them from investing in social objectives due to the fear of potentially being sued for breach of fiduciary duty. With a Benefit Corporation, the directors no longer have to fear being sued for breach of fiduciary duty because they are affirmatively required to consider the pursuit of general and specific purposes as described above. Therefore, the new Benefit Corporation encourages directors to pursue social objectives.