The Democracy Collaborative has published System Change, a magazine that captures the bold ideas and groundbreaking work of our leaders, scholars and collaborators in 2019.
Mission-driven businesses (B-Corps and L3C's)
Mission-led employee-owned firms embody a powerful model of enterprise design for a new era of environmental sustainability and social equity.
As cities wrestle with the growing challenge of wealth inequality, more and more leaders are looking to broad-based ownership models as tools to create jobs and build community wealth. These models are highly effective, with a positive impact for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. This report looks at six such models—ESOPs, Worker Cooperatives, CDFIs, Social Enterprises, Municipal Ownership, and Emerging Hybrids—with examples of best practices, and explores how these models can be used in community economic development.