New Private Markets: Employee ownership – primed to scale

Generational shifts and policy developments mean that employee ownership structures are ready to become more common in private markets. Work needs to be done, however, to demonstrate how these relates to specific impact goals, according to panellists at Impact Investor Summit: North America.

The Predistribution Initiative is conducting research on the relationship between different forms of employee ownership and impact, according to executive director Delilah Rothenberg. “We are undertaking some exercises where we’re starting to map the space and say: what’s the menu of options available for institutional investors within existing and emerging asset classes? What sort of return profiles? What are the pros and cons in terms of impact depending on if the investor has particular impact lens or criteria?”