Welcome to our FairShares platform
the people/organisations who start the enterprise. Founder members qualify for membership by virtue of being a founder of the enterprise (i.e. are signatories to the documents that bring the organisation into existence). In a FairShares Company or Cooperative, Founder members are allocated Founder Shares.
people/organisations who make the goods/services offered by the enterprise. Labour members qualify for membership by virtue of a qualifying labour contribution. In a FairShares Company or Cooperative, Labour members are allocated Labour Shares and can qualify for Investor Shares when a surplus is generated.
people/organisations who create or contribute ﬁnancial capital. Investor members qualify for membership by virtue of creating or contributing ﬁnancial capital. In a FairShares Company or Cooperative, Investor members are allocated Investor Shares.
people/organisations who use or buy goods and services from the enterprise. User members qualify for membership by virtue of a qualifying user contribution. In a FairShares Company or Cooperative, User members are allocated User Shares and can qualify for Investor Shares when a surplus is generated.
The European FairShares Labs for Social and Blue Innovation (FairSharesLabs) project seeks to develop novel solutions to economic and environmental challenges, and to assist the reform of welfare systems and job markets.More
FairShares Labs are real and virtual co-working spaces that provide communication facilities, workshops, training and support to social enterprise start-ups and conversions.More
This is an interactive cooperating working tool which guides the four stakeholder groups and FairShares Lab support staff through the process of generating a social enterprise idea, developing a business plan and starting an enterprise.
Read about the methodology for creating a FairShares Lab.More
FairShares Labs project will offer many tools and materials for training, learning, cooperation, creating and implementing FairShares enterprises.More