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Top 10 Ideas That Show Business Roundtable CEOs How To Create Value For All Stakeholders

Jay Coen Gilbert

While it is appropriate to note, even celebrate, the Business Roundtable’s announcement as a sign of an accelerating culture shift, it is important to recognize that the people who are demanding this shift are demanding action. [...] Eileen Fisher is a 35-year-old women’s clothing brand with 1,100 employee owners: 40% ownership of the company has been distributed via an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). This brand’s success using such a model isn’t a one-off: A new report by the Democracy Collaborative on mission-driven, employee-owned firms finds that these businesses outperform conventionally owned firms in overall positive environmental and social impact.