The Nightly Business Report visits a company that’s turning its employees into home owners. For more information on the home-buying program at the Evergreen Cooperatives, see this article from Yes! Magazine.
The Democracy Collaborative and Common Wealth is undertaking a 2020 project to explore the frontiers of public ownership in the 21st century, particularly in the areas of digital infrastructure, data and platforms, intellectual property, and land and natural resources.
A new report by Mary Ann Beyster, president and trustee of the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED), published by the Fifty by Fifty initiative of The Democracy Collaborative, examines the investing landscape for potential opportunities in employee ownership. The report, Impact Investing and Employee Ownership, reports on the results from six months of research, showing that the opportunities for impact investors to support employee ownership are limited, but that an investing infrastructure is beginning to emerge across asset classes.
Originally published in Rooflines: The Shelterforce blog on July 7, 2016. Since 2010, 60 percent of new cooperative worker-owners are people of color and more than two thirds of total worker-owners are women. These are some of the findings from Cooperative Growth Ecosystem: Inclusive Economic