Organisations As Living Spaces

Currently there is no automatic mechanism within the market to protect and build the commons, nor any institution that exists to do so. The commons can be understood as the foundational human, social and natural value that supports life and determines the degree to which communities and individuals can be free to flourish- free to

What is systemic change?

Ethical solutions and social enterprise are a necessary but insufficient basis for systemic economic change. Words like ‘systemic,’ are not easily comprehended from within our mechanistic culture.

How A Commons Society Builds A Resilient Town

A local Commons Equity Society creates a domestic economy in which everyone involved is personally invested – whatever their role. Sharing surplus profit in the right way creates transformative virtuous circles of motivation, investment and capability through a whole new level of civil society funding. Imagine a town called Wellbeing where… community wellbeing thrives. Its

Building the Wellbeing Economy Through A New Economic Model

THE PROBLEM WE ARE ADDRESSING An economic system that has been described as "unstable, unsustainable, unfair and unhappy" (i) OUR PROJECT The Commons Equity Society is a new model of company ownership, finance and distribution that addresses each of the above dysfunctions. It is a re-imagination of the mutual ownership tradition of Great Britain. We

What is the most outrageous thought that you could have today?

What if every year your community won the lottery and there was a big new pot of money to spend on people, buildings, land and nature – in fact on anything that would improve life for you and your community? Imagine every year, everyone had a vote to decide on what this money should be

10 Reasons to Leave Your Company to Your Workers When You Retire

It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity: Selling to employees can yield a better price, preserve a legacy, keep jobs and profits local—and maybe even eradicate inequality. Thus is one way that a Commons Equity Society can grow. Rob Brown posted Nov 13, 2015 reposted from YES magazine This article is part of New Economy Week, a collaboration


Imagine if you were part of a community that had almost unlimited resources to invest in community assets, people and nature Imagine new kinds of businesses and ‘banks’ being the heroes of society because of the real wealth and wellbeing they create for everyone! Imagine businesses being so much part of the community that customers

Distributing power – the underlying conceptual insight for the Commons Corporation

The hypothesis driving our project is that if power is truly shared then the natural capacity of people to collaborate can be relied on to ensure success. Power attracts fear and desire – ultimate accountability rests with the top boss in any system. National politicians must claim to be powerful, must accept accountability, otherwise they

Article Published about the Elysia Commons in Italy

Aurelio Riccioli of Istituto per la Tripartizioni, an Italian blog that represents the idea of managing the social commonwealth along the 3-fold lines of culture, economy and justice, came across the Elysia Commmons while carrying out his research. He has worked his way through our literature and come to meet us and now he has