Employee buyouts can be opaque to newcomers. [The Guidelines] help guide investors, asset managers, and professional advisors in structuring deals that maximize positive impact for employees.
Impact capital could become the lever used to redirect wealth into the hands of working Americans.
In this final report on our research into the relationship between employee ownership and sustainability, we detail our methodology, our findings, and questions for further research.
Mission-led employee-owned firms embody a powerful model of enterprise design for a new era of environmental sustainability and social equity.
Are mission-controlled, employee-owned companies better environmental stewards than conventional finance-controlled corporations? Is transitioning to employee ownership a more likely path to keeping a firm’s ecological mission alive, compared to selling a firm to a large competitor? The answer to these questions is critical to enterprise design for the 21st century and beyond. If we understand…
In this Fifty by Fifty research brief, Mary Ann Beyster, president and trustee of the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED), explores the existing landscape of employee ownership opportunities for impact investors, and highlights emerging models and strategies for inclusive investment in ESOPs and worker cooperatives.
On June 13th and 14th of 2016, we hosted a gathering in Washington, D.C. of key leaders in the national ecosystems of support and advocacy around employee ownership. This report captures the insights and lessons from this strategic convening.