Designed solutions cannot be top-down. Strong stakeholder engagement is required to structure fund prototypes. Rather than only asset owners and managers deciding what the structures should be, this project takes a multi-stakeholder co-creation approach and bridges divides between stakeholders who may not typically interact with or understand one another. We are interested in engaging labor advocates, civil society, academics, and other interested parties.
Some fund prototypes may even have multi-stakeholder governance models at the fund and/or portfolio company levels. Importantly, this would not just focus on employee / worker engagement in governance, but other stakeholders, as well. A risk of only engaging employees is that their interests may be prioritized over other stakeholders (e.g. communities and customers), resulting in other societal inequities and human rights abuses.