Developing a taxonomy and registry for cooperatives and commons-based initiatives.

The Chamber of Commerce’s NACE (in the Netherlands: SBI) classification boasts hundreds of categories for profit companies, compared to only a handful for non-profits. Commons initiatives would also benefit from visibility and recognition. To this end, a clear taxonomy is imperative, helping potential partners to more readily identify commons initiatives and understand how they can support them. This project researches how such a ‘trade registry’ for the commons would look like and develops a prototype.

If you run a commons-related initiative or organisation, you can submit information for the beta phase here.

More information will follow soon.