Two industries, two similar approaches to alternative ownership and multi-stakeholder participation.
Organically Grown Company (OGC), the second largest organic produce distributor in the USA, chose a radically alternative path to decommodify the company. Learn about the company’s fascinating history through four different ownership structures on its path to steward-ownership. From a non-profit, to coop, to an ESOP, the company is now steward-owned thanks to a multi-stakeholder Perpetual Purpose Trust, which includes employees, farmers, and other stakeholders in its governance structure.
Republik.ch made headlines with the most successful crowdfunding campaign in Switzerland ever - an independent online magazine that doesn’t advertise and is financed by members of the cooperative. Its interesting ownership structure involves customers and employees in new innovative ways.
If you’re interested in learning more about steward-ownership and involving multi-stakeholders in governance, you’re in the right place.
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