THE DIFFERENCEHelp us demonstrate the economic
importance of the co-operative
sector to businesses and
HOW TO USE
> E-mail it to prospects as part of
your co-ops credentials
> Request to insert a dossier on your co-op and bring to meetings as a company brochure
> Find reliable business partners world wide to participate in tenders
Attend the 2014 International
Summit of Co-operatives
Quebec City, 6 to 9 October 2014
Online registration opens 3 February 2014
Register via Summit.coop
Unique program on economic and financial challenges for cooperatives and mutuals
Connect with co-operative and mutuals leaders from over 100 countries
Access findings of exclusive, multi-sector international studies on cooperative and mutual business questions
Meet world-renowned experts in the cooperative and mutualist movement.
BLUEPRINT FOR A CO-OPERATIVE DECADE
We aim for the co-operative form of business, by 2020, to become:
- The acknowledged leader in economic, social and environmental sustainability
- The model preferred by people
- The fastest growing form of enterprise
FASTEST GROWING BUSINESS MODEL
“The Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade is a framework which will take the global cooperative movement through to the end of the decade with a plan to see co-operatives grow as financially and environmentally sustainable businesses. We have built a global strategy which positions cooperatives as the fastest growing business model by 2020.”
Charles Gould, ICA Director-General
IYC COMMEMORATIVE BOOK
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. It paints a picture, in human terms, of a financial model for the future.
Buy from the ICA shop
"This high quality, visually stunning production highlights the achievements of both the international co-operative sector and those individuals behind our powerful movement.
It tells moving personal stories and examines how co-operatives of scale ensure their ongoing success."
Charles Gould ICA Director-General
The International Co-operative Alliance is an independent, non-governmental organisation that unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. It exists to provide an effective and efficient global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives.
VALUES & PRINCIPLES
All co-operative businesses are run using the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity to guide them. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.