Skip to main content
ssir-logo.png

A Powerful, Under-Used Tool for Addressing the Roots of Inequality: Inclusive Ownership

Aligning finance with people and planet Expanding democratic ownership

In this blog for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, our Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow Marjorie Kelly delves into some of the groundbreaking models for inclusive ownership that are increasingly making an impact on the lives of workers and community members. Kelly offers these strategies as concrete and evolving ways to help equitably distribute wealth in the US and beyond, creating a sustainable and fair economic system:

“An important part of moving this kind of work from the edges of conversation around inequality to the center is making sure we put resources in place to help take inclusive models to scale. Our new Democracy Collaborative handbook, funded by Citi Community Development, outlines some of the most promising avenues for assembling the capital necessary to expand these kinds of business development and conversion strategies. For example, Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs)—which are chartered to aid disadvantaged communities and number roughly 1,000 throughout the United States—have substantial untapped potential for funding broad-based ownership.

Read the full blog post here.

Publication date: 2016-09-27
Parent publication: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Publication URL: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/a_powerful_under_used_tool_for_addressing_the_roots_of_inequality_inclusive

More related work

Default Image

Business Ownership For The 99%: How To Finance It

One goal for a lot of social entrepreneurs is for business ownership to be held by as many people as possible. But that’s tricky for many reasons. Take the matter of financing. Funding inclusive models, as they’re called, is different from financing the usual suspects, that is, companies owned by

read more
Strategies for Financing the Inclusive Economy screenshot

Strategies for financing the inclusive economy

This report from The Democracy Collaborative explores ways in which impact investors can help build an inclusive economy by accelerating the growth of broad-based ownership models — worker cooperatives, social enterprises, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), hybrid enterprises, and municipal enterprise.

read more