Who owns an enterprise, and what rights are associated with that ownership, determines who controls and benefits from the economy. We need models that limit the profit-maximizing drive of outside investors and afford other stakeholders the opportunity to influence and financially benefit from the companies that affect their lives. There is a rich body of work which does just that: we refer to it as Alternative Ownership Enterprises (AOE).
Alternative Ownership Enterprises are firms that significantly shift economic value and decision-making power toward the non-investor stakeholders they impact, such as workers, producers, consumers, community members, or even a non-financial purpose. They provide a structural shift away from shareholder primacy, toward an economy that works for everyone.
Transform Finance is informing and mobilizing impact investors to accelerate the flow of capital toward high-impact Alternative Ownership Enterprises.
This Learning Hub is a one-stop resource for learning about Alternative Ownership Enterprises and how to invest in them. You’ll find our flagship report titled Alternative Ownership Enterprises: An Introduction for Mission-Oriented Investors, published in 2023 as well as some materials we developed over the past few years.
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