This report discusses how a greater variety of business ownership models can better meet society’s needs, how ownership determines who gets the value created by the business, how culture is shaped, purpose is delivered, and the business environment that is needed to support the growth in different types of firm.
The Rebuilding Business for Society report–compiled by a group of co-operative and mutual trade associations–says they can play a leading role in reinvigorating communities, especially those left behind by economic or social change.
The digital launch of the report took place on 29 September and can be watched again here.
Speakers at the event:
- Anneliese Dodds MP, Labour Shadow Chancellor
- Baroness Nicky Morgan, Conservative, former Chair of the Treasury Select Committee
- Lord Victor Adebowale, Chair, Social Enterprise UK (in the Chair)
- Practitioner panel: Richard Fearon, Chief Executive Leeds Building Society, David Sproxton, Founder Aardman Animations, Pete Westall, Chief Values Officer, Mid Counties Co-operative and Jane Nelson, Chief Executive, The Oddfellows
The report was produced with the support of the Association for Financial Mutuals, the Building Societies Association, Co-operatives UK, the Employee Ownership Association and Social Enterprise UK.