Steve Wyler is an independent consultant and writer in the social sector. He is a member of the Civil Society Futures inquiry panel, and was formerly CEO of national community business network Locality. His recent book In Our Hands: a history of community business is available here.
Community businesses boost economies. But do they risk being captured by managers dedicated to empire-building rather than social change? Or will there be an encroachment by private capital? New research aims to find out.