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KKR 2021 Sustainability Report: Employee Ownership at Work

Since 2011, we have focused on employee ownership and engagement as key drivers in building stronger companies throughout our private equity portfolio, first with our Americas Industrials investments and now more broadly across sectors and regions. The centerpiece of the strategy has been:

  • Seeking to make everyone in the company an owner by granting

The Personal Financial Wellness Scale™

Poverty is most often assessed using objective measures such as absolute and relative income levels. However, different individuals may experience different levels of financial stress at the same income level. Studies have found that the perception of income is only moderately correlated with actual income level and that it is the perception itself that relates

Can Employee Ownership Help Save Capitalism from Itself?

Corey Rosen, Founder, National Center for Employee Ownership

Johnny’s Pizza House is a chain of 38 company-owned pizza and eleven franchise restaurants in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Johnny’s employees don’t just serve up slices—they get a slice of the company too. Johhny’s is 100% owned by its almost 1,000 employees though an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Young Writers Series – The Covid Impact: Women’s Participation in the Labour Force Post Pandemic 

It is a well-known fact that India’s economy faced a drastic blow during the COVID-19 initiated lockdowns. While this led to unemployment across various sectors, informal vocations, due to a lack of documentation and formal agreements, faced the brunt of this unemployment. This was further exacerbated for the female workforce, since they were shouldering responsibilities

Young Writers Series – Surveying Economic Policies for Women’s Empowerment in India

As has been explored in earlier articles on this blog, there are numerous obstacles – political, social, and structural – that prevent the integration of women into the Indian economy on equitable terms and footing with their male counterparts. These issues are deeply rooted in the Indian economy and society more broadly, and addressing them

Oxford International Symposium on Employee Ownership

This piece was written by Carole Leslie, one of the delegates to the symposium. Where she refers to EO, she is talking about employee ownership. This symposium was generously supported by three organizations and an individual. The Employee Ownership Foundation was our major sponsor and The Menke Group, Prairie Capital Advisors, and Steven Fischer gave

6th Annual Oxford Conference on Business and Poverty – July 27 and 28, 2022

The 6th Annual Oxford Business and Poverty Conference, this one on housing, was held last week (July 27 – 28, 2022)  in  the Examination School at the University of Oxford, England. It brought together a diverse range of speakers addressing creative ways to meet the housing needs of low and moderate-income people, especially through mutuals

Gender Equality, Education, and Employment in India

India is a country where gender inequality has been a crucial issue for generations. Starting at a very young age, girls face a variety of barriers that contribute to unequal economic and educational opportunities. The empowerment of women, both through education of girls and employment of women, has a direct impact on the Indian economy. 

Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka to foster tech entrepreneurs

The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the apex ICT institution of the Government and a catalyst in driving the startup ecosystem forward, launched the ’10,000 Ideas’ national tech innovation program recently to empower the next generation of tech entrepreneurs along with startup ecosystem enablers.
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