Akoma is a collective of people and ventures that is trying to shift society to a culture of compassion and regeneration.
Beyond our aim to create regenerative and inclusive environments, we aspire to create a culture that promotes the same; one that encourage others to embark on their own journey of transformation. We strive to integrate Life Principles into everything we do; starting with our own internal patterns and within the initiatives we champion:
Adapting to changing conditions
Be locally attuned and responsive
Integrating development with growth
Evolving to survive
Be resource-efficient (material and energy)
Using life-friendly chemistry
A new mode of ownership: Steward-Ownership
As we think about the need for a more mutual and inclusive economy, the question of ownership inevitably arises. The paradigm of shareholder primacy often results in short-term thinking, contributing to significant social and environmental challenges. Exploring future scenarios poses some interesting questions: how do we ensure the organisation stays true to its purpose? How could the organisation’s structure itself, demand from everyone involved a long-term commitment to the preservation and independence of its purpose and values?
We are often led to believe there are only two kinds of organisational vehicles for change; the conventional for-profit and non-profit models. Steward-ownership offers a third path. A path that ensures that the profits serve the company’s purpose. A path that ensures that control of the company cannot be bought or inherited, and remains with people, the stewards, who are actively engaged and committed to its mission.
Hospitality & Fundraising
Julia Jane Persson
Branding & Design
Architecture & Project Management
Finance & Sustainability Solutions
Strategy & Operations
Pedro Montero Gosalbez
Architecture & Sustainability Research