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Fueling Companies That Fuel the Delta

The Delta's crying need can be summarized in one word: jobs. As a commercial lender, HOPE seeks to work with businesses that have the potential to generate jobs in this economically distressed region-businesses like Delta Fuel. Headquartered in Ferriday, Louisiana, Delta Fuel is a minority-owned wholesale fuel and oil distributor. The company distributes bulk fuel to farmers and ranchers in the Delta region of [...]

New Pioneers

The United Kingdom and many other countries are launching the UN International Year of Cooperatives today, January 12, 2012. On this day, it's timely to remember the foundation of the modern cooperative movement. The New Pioneers animation was commissioned for the Rochdale Pioneers Museum and Co-operative Heritage Trust as part of the Co-operative outreach work ongoing in the North West.

Building a Better Pasadena: Member-Owned Pasadena FCU is Standing Strong

In September 2010, Pasadena Federal Credit Union celebrated 75 years in our community with a 90 sq. ft. mural by Art Center College of Design alumnus Jerry Ortega titled Building Pasadena. It depicts our diversity and strength. City employees who wanted a better place to save and borrow money founded PFCU in 1935. We now serve more than 12,000 member-owners. As a [...]

KAB – How Cooperative Housing Works in Denmark

KAB is a Danish Co-operative Social Housing Association and a member of Kooperationen, the Cooperative Employers’ Organisation in Denmark. In Denmark there are a total of 540,000 co-operative social housing units. Co-operative social housing organisations are established as separate self-governing associations, with a management council controlled entirely by residents through a policy of tenant democracy. Tenant representatives decide and approve house rules and [...]

The Global Development Co-operative

The Global Development Co-operative (GDC) was launched by the worldwide co-operative movement to support co-operative businesses in developing countries by raising US$50m to provide access to low cost loans for capital and infrastructure projects. The new investment concept has been developed by the UK’s The Co-operative Bank – part of the world’s largest consumer co-operative - and the ICA because funding for [...]

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