An inclusive recovery: Building back better with employee ownership

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With businesses across the country now facing a third wave of lockdowns, and 53% of Canadian households at risk of insolvency, the full economic impact of COVID clearly has yet to be felt. More alarming still is the way that fallout has been distributed — disproportionately affecting women, low-wage workers, young people, racialized Canadians, people with disabilities and living with mental illness, and rural communities without reliable internet access. While we’re in the same storm, Canadians are not all in the same boat.

This rapid acceleration of wealth and social inequality poses critical questions for policymakers as the country plans for recovery. How do we set the stage for a more inclusive economy, that helps build more resilient communities and businesses?

In this virtual fireside chat with Jon Shell, MBA ‘03, Managing Director of Social Capital Partners (SCP), we’ll explore the outlook for Canadian business, the potential benefits of an employee ownership model, and other ways leaders can start thinking practically about social responsibility and equality.

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Key topics

In this session:

0:00 Acknowledgments
1:30 Introduction
4:40 Social Capital Partners
11:30 The outlook for small business
15:10 Mitigating bankruptcy for business owners
19:30 Learning as business owners
23:50 Can business and government work better?
26:55 Employee ownership trusts
36:10 Building resilience through community
38:40 When to pursue employee ownership
41:45 Employee ownership regulations in Canada
44:00 Do owners walk away with less?
45:35 What’s next for social finance in Canada
50:45 Wealth inequality

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