Why is the social impact of a Commons Society greater than other forms of social impact investment?

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Why is the social impact of a Commons Society greater than other forms of social impact investment?

  • It creates a sheltered zone within the free market that perpetually invests in the human and natural commons
  • It is a systemic intervention in the market that develops a perpetual expanding investment fund that communities can focus towards their own best interests and changes the landscape in which business operates
  • It creates a new legitimacy for business
  • It makes the intrinsic but utterly hidden meaningful nature of work overt
  • It is holistic – truly encompassing our myriad concerns and activities – weaving them into a social fabric that will better support us all.

About the Author:

Social entrepreneur: Designed and founded the Elysia Commons. Co-founded and leads Stockwood Community Benefit Society Ltd. Worked in and led charities such as The Biodynamic Agricultural Association and The English Symphony Orchestra. Business man: runs Liv.co.uk - the ethical online department store. Built the Dr.Hauschka brand in the UK.

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