Paul Hazen recalls attending a members meeting of the local electric distribution co-operative back in the late 1970s. Up for debate was the shutting down of its nuclear power plant. The floor was divided and loudly so. The resolution was voted down and consequently the members moved on to the next agenda item – […]
Melina Morrison of Sommerson Communications sat down with Simel Esim, Chief of the ILO’s Cooperative Branch, at the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec. In this interview, Simel Esim discusses the impact cooperatives have when working together and their future potential.
The ILO views cooperatives as important in improving the living and working conditions of women and men globally as well as making essential infrastructure and services available even in areas neglected by the state and investor-driven enterprises. Cooperatives have a proven record of creating and sustaining employment they provide over 100 million jobs today; […]
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 […]
Together, cooperatives can combine their social and economic benefits, utilising their combined resources to achieve mutual goals. Cooperative Development Agencies embody this principle in action. This presentation provides some examples of how their combined efforts have been vital in fighting poverty across the globe.
OCDC brings together organizations committed to building a more prosperous world through cooperatives. Its mission is to champion, advocate and promote effective international cooperative development. OCDCs members are: ACDI/VOCA, CHF International, Communications Cooperative International, Cooperative Resources International, HealthPartners, Land O’Lakes International Development, National Cooperative Business Association, National Rural Electric Association and the World Council of […]
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. […]
Kathy Bardswick, CEO of The Co-operators, discusses what investor-owned companies could learn from co-ops in the Hamilton Spectator: https://www.thespec.com/opinion/columns/article/777184–the-value-of-long-term-thinking. To learn more about The Co-operators, view their Stories.coop stories.
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 […]
Ever wonder how co-operatives work and who actually owns them? This prezi presentation explains the 4 main co-operative models (worker, consumer, producer, and multi-stakeholder) and gives examples from Stories.coop stories that exemplify each type of co-op. Many more stories can be found at www.Stories.coop!