Dear Fellow Co-operators,Thank you for attending our global
conference this week.Over 1000 people from 88 nations joined
us to debate, learn and connect,proving
that the co-operative movement is a
global force, moving forward today.With you, we will continue to further build
a society that is democratic,inclusive,
just and prosperous.
Dame Pauline Green
Dear World Leaders,Thank you, delegates from
governments, universities, and partner
organizations, for generously sharing
knowledge, for inspiring and for
energizing our Alliance’s 2013
global conference.We profoundly value your continued
support. It is fundamental for
making the case for co-operatives
to governments worldwide.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR "STATISTICAL SURVEY"
You can register a co-operative to participate
in the 2013 survey for the World
Co-operative Monitor here.
"Your contribution is essential to improving
the comprehensiveness of the
Charles Gould, ICA Director-General
Find out more at Monitor.coop
WORLD CO-OPERATIVE MONITOR
The inaugural ICA World Co-operative Monitor, ranks the 300 largest co-operative and mutual enterprises by turnover and collects data on all sizes of co-operatives across the
globe in categories.
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
INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT OF
CO-OPERATIVES 2014The ICA and Desjardins Group will be
teaming up again for this second major
gathering of the co-operative and
To find out more visit the website.
Dame Pauline Green, ICA President
"The first International Summit of
Cooperatives made an important
contribution to the Blueprint for a
Co-operative Decade that was
adopted at the close of the IYC.
We must build on the momentum,
cohesion, confidence and enthusiasm
generated by the IYC"
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.