Alternative Ownership Advisors’ Updates & Insights

Common Trust

National Center for Employee Ownership

Purpose Foundation

Purpose Network shares open source videos, news articles, publications, case studies

Specific Publications/Selected News Articles

Steward Ownership: Rethinking ownership in the 21st century (a downloadable book from the Purpose Network)

Exiting to Employees Through Employee ownership Trusts (a downloadable book from Common Trust)

Kavadis, N., & Thomsen, S. (2023). Sustainable corporate governance: A review of research on long-term corporate ownership and sustainabilityCorporate Governance: An International Review311), 198– 226

Nick Romeo, “Can Companies Force Themselves To Do Good?” The New Yorker, January 10, 2022,

Sanders, Anne, Binding Capital to Free Purpose: Steward Ownership in Germany (January 28, 2022). Available at SSRN: or

Susan N. Gary, The Oregon Stewardship Trust: A New Type of Purpose Trust that Enables StewardOwnership of a Business, 88 U. Cin. L. Rev. 707 (2020) Available at:

Grindley, Lucas, host. “These Businesses Are Owned By Purposes, Not People.” Next City (podcast). February 23, 2022.


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