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Employee-Owned Firms in the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the midst of the pandemic, companies that are owned by their employees are dramatically outperforming other firms in such key areas as securing employees’ jobs, and maintaining work hours, salary, and workplace health and safety. Those are the findings of a new study conducted by Rutgers University and SSRS, and funded by the Employee Ownership Foundation.


ESOPs Help Reduce Wealth Inequality

ESOPs are helping to narrow the wealth inequality gap, according to a new Aspen Institute report that draws on multiple studies funded by the Employee Ownership Foundation, and an October 2020 roundtable discussion featuring researchers, philanthropic leaders, investors, policy experts, and others.

That is the good news. The more sobering news is that a lot of work remains to be done to close the wealth inequality gap—even among ESOP companies.