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Steward-Ownership. For an economy fit for the 21st century.


Steward-ownership is shifting the tide away from value-extraction and short-termism towards stewardship, independence, and long-term purpose.

Steward-ownership structurally retools who holds control in companies and what motivates decisions. By disrupting the relationship between power/money and the purpose of business, steward-ownership is a powerful agent for economic change.

Learn more about steward-ownership


We’re a group of nonprofit and for-purpose organizations developing the ecosystem of knowledge, resources, support, and capital necessary to make transitioning to steward-ownership and raising capital on aligned terms easier for businesses.

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    We research and promote steward-ownership to help spread awareness of alternatives to the shareholder primacy paradigm. We also develop open-source resources to make steward-ownership more accessible.
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    For startups and mature businesses alike: We provide hands-on support to develop legal, financing, and governance solutions that reflect your company’s history, industry, and future.
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    We aim to activate capital for steward-ownership. Our financing enables young and mature businesses to grow and transition to steward-ownership with patient, purpose-aligned investments.

Key Figures



Companies we helped transition towards steward-ownership.

250 m

Activated Capital

Committed capital for investments into steward-owned companies.

100 +


Companies educated on becoming steward-owned and mission aligned financing.

Arte-documentary 2020

“Purpose over greed – rethinking capitalism”

A 30-minute documentary about Purpose companies and steward-ownership. Please check the youtube video settings for English and Spanish subtitles

Steward-owned Companies


02/2021 | Berlin, Mature, Tech

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06/2020 | Mature, Tech, Helsinki

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Companies we've supported

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

Juho Makkonen, CEO and Co-founder of Sharetribe
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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
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Much more experimentation is needed as well as an understanding of historic forms, which showed much more diversity than one would be led to believe from the current dominance of the singular shareholder focused C Corporation.

Albert Wenger, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures
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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'


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.

Who we are.

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