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New report: The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives

New report: The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives

"The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives", a new report released by the Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Commission explores ideas and options available to co-operatives that need suitable, long-term capital. Read more

Co-operative research and publications

Survey of Co-operative Capital Report highlights innovative ways of raising capital in co-operatives

Survey of Co-operative Capital Report highlights innovative ways of raising capital in co-operatives

A new report commissioned by the International Co-operative Alliance examines all the debt and equity instruments used to finance the assets and operations of co-operatives.

Securing co-operative capital while guaranteeing member control is one of the five themes of the Alliance’s Blueprint for a Co-operative DecadeRead more

International Co-operative Alliance and International Labour Organization launch survey on co-operatives and women’s empowerment

International Co-operative Alliance and International Labour Organization launch survey on co-operatives and women’s empowerment

Twenty years after the Fourth World Conference on Women (held in Beijing) it is necessary to discover to what extent and in what areas co-operatives have succeeded in providing opportunities for women, and where there is room for improvement. Please take a few minutes of your time to answer this survey in the spirit of co-operation. Read more

Call for papers - ICA-ILO International Research Conference: Co-operatives and the World of Work

Call for papers - ICA-ILO International Research Conference: Co-operatives and the World of Work

Practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in the co-operative and social and solidarity economy are invited to submit abstracts on topics related to co-operatives and the world of work. Proposals for presentations or for panels (up to six participants) and sessions (three or four presenters of research papers on a common theme) are welcome. Read more

ILO looks at the potential of co-operative enterprises in empowering migrant domestic workers

ILO looks at the potential of co-operative enterprises in empowering migrant domestic workers

The contribution of co-operatives to the world of work is becoming an increasingly researched topic among academics from across the world. This month the ILO is also organising a conference in Jordan, Amman, where experts and academics will examine the level of formal organisation of migrant domestic workers in Arab States. Read more

"Co-operatives in a Post Growth Era: Creating Co-operative Economics" examines co-ops and "new economy"

"Co-operatives in a Post Growth Era: Creating Co-operative Economics" examines co-ops and "new economy"

"Creating Co-operative Economics" focuses on the concept of “new economy” and the role co-operatives could play in it. The book includes contributions from speakers at the Imagine 2012 conference, touching upon prosperity and sustainability, co-operatives as viable business forms, employee ownership, innovation and resilience. Read more

Alliance updates

Co-operatives are building an online identity by using the co-operative Marque and .coop domain

Co-operatives are building an online identity by using the co-operative Marque and .coop domain

Co-operatives from across the world are adopting the co-operative marque and the .coop domain as part of their online identity. Co-ops from 88 countries have signed up to use the marque so far, the latest being the National Co-operative Union of Bangladesh (Bangladesh Jatiya Samabaya Union-BJSU). Read more

Review from the regions: Africa (April 2015)

Review from the regions: Africa (April 2015)

In this Africa regional update: Sierra Leone approves the first co-operative development policy for co-operatives, Rwandan movement continues to grow, Kenya leading SACCOs growth in Africa, co-operative Identity toolkit launches in Botswana. Read more

Co-operatives of the Americas adopts Declaration of Cartagena

Co-operatives of the Americas adopts Declaration of Cartagena

One of the main barriers faced by co-operatives in the Americas is increasing awareness over their social and economic impact. To address this, co-operators signing the declaration committed to strengthen economic networks as well as to lead research projects that look at the socio and economic impact of co-operatives. Read more

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