OWNERSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
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.
WE’RE BUILDING THE ECOSYSTEM
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.
Self-ownership can help companies to stay mission driven and independent for the long term.
Purpose provides a new model for the social enterprise sector, which is hungry for alternative ownership structures.
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.
Purpose brings a rich management philosophy that is post-ideology, weaving together the best from capitalism, cooperatives, startup culture, and democratic organizing.