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BCCM Honour Roll 2017 – Recognition of Outstanding Service

BCCM Honour Roll 2017 – Recognition of Outstanding Service

By on November 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The BCCM champions leadership as service to the co-operative and mutual sector and this was recognised formally for the first time at the 2017 annual Taste of Australia Industry Dinner held at Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza Hotel on November 9. BCCM CEO Melina Morrison announced the outstanding service of our sector’s retiring or outgoing leaders with […]

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Measuring the value created by Australia’s Cooperatives and Mutuals

Measuring the value created by Australia’s Cooperatives and Mutuals

By on November 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Monash Business School researchers are partnering with some of country’s best-known cooperative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) to create a consistent way to measure the sector’s total social and economic value. Monash Business School’s Department of Accounting is partnering with the Business Council of Mutuals and Cooperatives (BCCM) to create an industry framework that individual cooperatives and mutual enterprises (CMEs) […]

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New Research Report: Policies aren’t enough; inclusion needs to be embedded in organisational culture

New Research Report: Policies aren’t enough; inclusion needs to be embedded in organisational culture

By on November 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Women are nearly half the workforce, but continue to be segregated into a limited number of occupations and predominantly into the lower grades of those industries.  Years of policies intended to promote inclusion appear to have changed very little. For organisations wanting to genuinely increase female participation at the top, simply having a set of […]

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Digital Disruption – What can Co-ops do about It?

Digital Disruption – What can Co-ops do about It?

By on November 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Internet platforms have a growing impact on our lives. The benefits of platforms are clear, but there is also a negative side such as the exploitation of labour we are seeing in gig economy apps. Co-operatives may provide a response. Over the next two years Professor Emmanuel Josserand and his colleague Associate Professor Sarah Kaine will […]

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How Big is the Australian Co-operative and Mutual Sector?

How Big is the Australian Co-operative and Mutual Sector?

By on November 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Tracking the size and contribution of the co-operative and mutual (CME) sector in Australia is difficult – the government does not track it, and there is no agreed upon definition of a member-owned firm in Australia. The BCCM, in conjunction with the University of Western Australia, has been working to rectify this and has been […]

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Federal Government to unlock potential of Australian co-op and mutual sector

Federal Government to unlock potential of Australian co-op and mutual sector

By on November 8, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Federal Government to unlock potential of Australian co-op and mutual sector: sector peak body CEO available for comment Government adopts all recommendations of Hammond Review to grow co-ops and mutuals Capital raising will be possible for co-op and mutual sector representing more than 8% of the Australian economy Customer-owned banks acknowledged by Treasurer Scott Morrison […]

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Ben White appointed CEO of Norco

Ben White appointed CEO of Norco

By on November 7, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Norco Co-operative Limited (“Norco”) welcomed Ben White to the business on 24 October 2017 as Chief Executive Officer after the Board of Directors completed their recruitment process. Chairman Greg McNamara believes that Ben’s diverse set of skills and experience will be an excellent fit with the Norco business model, saying: “There are many exciting opportunities […]

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Michael Lawrence appointed COBA CEO

Michael Lawrence appointed COBA CEO

By on November 7, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

COBA today announced the appointment of Michael Lawrence as its new CEO. Mr Lawrence brings 30 years’ experience in financial services to the role. He led AMP Bank as Managing Director from 2007 to 2015 and also worked at NAB in a range of roles in Australia and overseas, as well as time at Westpac. […]

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2017 CME Database launched

2017 CME Database launched

By on November 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The latest research on Co-operative and Mutual Enterprises (CMEs) in Australia has uncovered hundreds more CMEs at work in the Australian economy. The full list of CMEs uncovered has been uploaded to an open access database, made available by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation. Check it out. You can also watch lead researcher Professor […]

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The Australian Mutuals Sector – Spotlight on Governance and Growth

The Australian Mutuals Sector – Spotlight on Governance and Growth

By on October 25, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

BCCM is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Governance Institute National Conference, to be held 4 to 5 December 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Check out the National Conference video. Governance Institute’s National Conference is your opportunity to hear from leading international and Australian experts on how you can lead process innovation to realise transformative change. Spotlight on Mutual […]

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