Solidarity Infrastructure

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"If you’re looking at all the innovation happening around the solidarity economy today, most of it unheralded thus far, it resembles that earlier period. Just consider a few examples, not meant to be comprehensive:

  • The private equity model is being turned upside down in order to distribute equity and earnings to employees of businesses newly converted to co-ops (Main Street Phoenix Project)
  • The real estate investment trust (REIT) model is being re-engineered to make place-based ownership available to owners of child care centers (Mission Driven Finance)
  • The holding company model is being reinvented to allow multiple worker-owned businesses to leverage the advantages of operating under single structure (Obran)
  • The incubator / accelerator model is being converted to one which founds businesses focused on worker equity and well-being (The Industrial Commons)

(September 2021 newsletter, via email)