Here you will find stories on the International Co-operative Alliance Blueprint themes as well as academic case studies and in-depth stories. Browse the stories to learn more about co-operatives and their unique features.

Global worker cooperative day Nov 16

Friday November 16th 2012 is Global Worker Cooperative Day. The 35th National Congress of French Worker Cooperatives will be held on the 15th and 16th November in Marseille (France). A full day is planned of exchanges and experiences of the diversity of the models and practices of worker cooperation across the world, debates and analyses […]

Co-operatives drive “real economy” and provide solution to crisis

Dame Pauline Green tells national conference one billion people can’t be wrong Paris, France. 4 October 2012; Co-operative enterprises are a lynchpin in the “real economy” and co-operative banks stabilise and ensure against market failures, said Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, today. Yet while more than one million people from around […]

IYC book now available from the ICA

Building a Better World: 100 stories of co-operation is a collection of inspiring stories of co-operatives drawn from all around the globe. The book demonstrates how our model of enterprise not only survives but flourishes in the face of crisis, whether economic downturn, humanitarian crisis like civil war or natural disasters like earthquakes and drought. […]

What investor-owned companies could learn from co-ops

Kathy Bardswick, CEO of The Co-operators, discusses what investor-owned companies could learn from co-ops in the Hamilton Spectator:–the-value-of-long-term-thinking. To learn more about The Co-operators, view their stories.

Spanish co-operatives combating crisis

Dame Pauline Green Acknowledges Spanish co-operatives’ role in combating crisis; ICA receives prestigious lifetime award. Valencia, Spain. 10 July 2012; Dame Pauline Green today acknowledged the market leading position of the Spanish co-operative sector and its role as a stabilising and community-supporting influence, at a time when Spain leads the European Union in its numbers […]

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