We’re rethinking ownership to transform the economy.

STEWARD-OWNERSHIP

Steward-ownership is shifting the tide away from profit-maximization towards purpose and stewardship.

By structurally rethinking what motivates business, steward-ownership represents a powerful change agent for creating an economy that works for people and planet.

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OUR WORK

We are developing an ecosystem of resources, expertise, and capital to make transitioning to steward-ownership and raising capital on alternative terms easier for businesses. 

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    Non-Profit
    Research / Awareness / Open-source
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    Support
    Hands-on support / Veto-share service
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    Investment
    Alternatives to venture capital / Long-term oriented transition capital

Key Figures

50

Companies transitioned to steward-ownership

50 m

Committed capital in Purpose investment vehicles

500 +

Companies educated on becoming steward-owned and mission aligned financing

Companies we've supported

“To me, steward-ownership is a way for our society to get all the benefits of capitalism and free markets while remedying their negative effects.”

Juho Makkonen, CEO and co-founder of Sharetribe

“Purpose provides a new model for the social enterprise sector, which is hungry for alternative ownership structures”

Kate Danaher, senior director, Integrated Capital at RSF Social Finance

"Self-ownership can help companies to stay mission driven and independent for the long term."

Albert Wenger, Managing Partner at Union Square Venture

"Purpose brings a rich management philosophy that is post-ideology, weaving together the best from capitalism, cooperatives, startup culture, and democratic organizing."

Alexa Clay, Author 'The Misfit Economy'

Team

We’re pioneering steward-ownership.

Our team is an international mix of entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, psychologists and changemakers driven by the common goal of creating systemic change by rethinking ownership.

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