John Abrams addressed the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires annual meeting with a lecture on employee ownership. Through his experience as co-founder of the employee owned South Mountain Company and author of the book, The Company We Keep: Reinventing Small Business for People, Community, and Place (2005), he speaks of the benefits of distributed power and ecological design in creating a more sustainable community.
John Abrams is the co-founder and CEO of South Mountain Company, an employee owned enterprise committed to triple bottom line business practice. In 1987 South Mountain re-structured as a worker cooperative, and today 21 of its 33 employees are full owners. In 2005 Business Ethics Magazine awarded South Mountain its National Award for Workplace Democracy. South Mountain’s … Continued