Alternative Enterprises use business structures that provide and ownership over business to non-investor stakeholders. There's a wide range of these kinds of models: different Employee Ownership models, companies held in Perpetual Purpose Trusts or with other Steward Ownership structures, those co-governed by multiple stakeholders, and those that use a wide variety of legal and technological structures to shift power away from investors towards workers and communities.
We're talking to investors, business, and field builders to learn about how these different models work, and how they're financed. We're developing a typology of Alternative Enterprises and then providing a toolkit for investors. Please reach out if you are a practitioner in Alternative Enterprise!