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EO+WD Newsletter, Vol. 29
Happy Employee Ownership Month!
And a happy Employee Ownership Month!
The Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership is hosting an event on Wednesday the 18th at 11am CT celebrating Codeweavers, which was supported in its conversion by our friends at Common Trust
The Schumacher Center for a New Economics (think “small is beautiful”) is hosting another conversation on Thursday the 19th at 2pm ET titled Rethinking Ownership & Work: Shared Responsibility & Reward
What We’ve Been Writing
Dr. Hand ponders whether a CEO is really necessary, or just a fixture of traditional business structures
Tiffany reports out on Impact Alpha’s new web series highlighting change makers in the fight for a more sustainable and equitable economy
Megan wonders: Will Bloomberg follow Patagonia in selling the company to a purpose trust?
What We’ve Been Reading
The Aspen Institute published a comprehensive collection of helpful resources on Employee Ownership
Check out this panel discussion on building an inclusive economy at the Aspen Institute’s Employee Ownership Ideas Forum
A South Dakota Drywall company started by a formerly incarcerated individual just transformed into an ESOP
Read about an employee owned company in Oregon who is giving back to its local community
Dr. Hand will be speaking at multiple events in the next few weeks:
The Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program is hosting a virtual forum on Sustaining Ownership: The Promise of Employee Ownership Trusts
Closer to (our) home, Social Ventures Partners of Dallas has invited Dr. Hand to speak on employee ownership and workplace democracy
In Case You Missed It
The Ownership Economy hosted their summit in NYC on the 10th - look out for an EOWD write up next week!
The Employee Ownership + Workplace Democracy Research Cluster (EO+WD) is a joint project of UT-Arlington professor Mark Hand and students at UTA and SMU