The SO:22 is a joint event by the Purpose Stiftung (Purpose Foundation) and the Stiftung Verantwortungs- eigentum (Foundation for Steward-Ownership).
The Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum (Foundation for Steward-Ownership), founded in November 2019, is the main organiser of the SO:23. It connects steward-owned companies in Germany and advocates for a better legal framework for the implementation of steward-ownership. To this end, the foundation is in exchange with six independent legal scholars, who have drafted a bill for a new legal form for steward ownership, and is in direct contact with politicians. The coalition of the new federal government, comprised of social democrats, greens and liberals, has committed itself in its coalition agreement to introduce such a new legal form. In addition to the political work, the foundation promotes education and research as well as information and the exchange of experience on the topic of steward-ownership within the framework of a non-profit cooperation.
The Purpose Stiftung gGmbH (Purpose Foundation) is partner for the SO:23. It was established in 2015 with the goal to inform about steward-ownership and to facilitate its implementation worldwide. As a non-profit, the Purpose Foundation focuses on education and research. Knowledge generated through the practice and experience of and with steward-ownership is made accessible through publications, events, and open-source materials. Its mission: to contribute to an economy that serves people, society and the planet.