"There are plenty of positive behaviour habits associated with ownership – responsibility, caring, taking a long-term approach."
"But they’re not generally associated with shareholder ownership"
It depends. Private? Public? Big? Small? One person, one share (coop)? "
"We prefer to ask staff to serve their neighbours, meaning in our context other staff, customers, suppliers, the local community, investors and the environment. To speak on behalf of these stakeholders, we have created six custodian bodies, separate legal entities who are the sole members of Riversimple LLP."
This might suggest an interesting model for a new kind of union that represents workers but also additional stakeholders.
"Another significant innovation is the introduction of a “compound board”."
Compound boards are fairly common in nonprofits.
"In most businesses, we believe, shareholders have too much power and too little accountability, whilst managers and staff have too little power and too much accountability."