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New report shows strength of co-operative sector in NZ

New report shows strength of co-operative sector in NZ

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

A new report mapping the size and scale of New Zealand’s co-operative economy has found the sector contributes revenues of more than $42.3 billion per annum to the country’s economy with the Top 30 co-operatives and mutuals responsible for 1.4 million memberships, employment of 48,500 people, and a revenue to GDP ratio of 17.5 per cent. Of the […]




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2016 National Mutual Economy Report: Top 100 CMEs grow by 4%

2016 National Mutual Economy Report: Top 100 CMEs grow by 4%

By on November 9, 2016 in Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

Top 100 co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) combined turnover $30.5 billion (FY2014/15), with combined assets of $143.7 billion Top 100 member-owned companies turn over increasing by 4% per annum – and 18% over a five-year period Three Australian CMEs ranked in IBISWorld Top 10 The 2016 National Mutual Economy Report launched today at the BCCM […]




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CBH Group’s economic strength and importance to WA outlined

CBH Group’s economic strength and importance to WA outlined

By on April 12, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Australia’s largest co-operative, the West Australian CBH grain group, yesterday released an economic impact study highlighting its financial benefits for grower-shareholders and the importance of its overall contribution to the state’s economy. The study, carried out by Deloitte Access Economics, found the co-operative and its grower members contributed $3 billion to the WA economy in 2014/15 accounting for 25% of […]




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Competition deficit can be answered by co-operative and mutual sector

Competition deficit can be answered by co-operative and mutual sector

By on November 10, 2015 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

A report released today by the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has shown that the Top 100 co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) in Australia have grown their combined annual turnover by 14% ($27.9 billion for the FY2013/14) and have added important competition to the economy. The research, conducted by the University of Western […]




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French lessons – how the social and solidarity economy was won

French lessons – how the social and solidarity economy was won

By on May 26, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

In a blog posting, Ed Mayo, the Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, outlines the success and growth of the co-operative sector in France and the championing of social purpose and ownership across the economy. Noting the scale of the co-operative sector in the country (23,000 co-operative enterprises employ more than a million people), Mr Mayo points […]




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Our economy needs a new vision and direction

By on April 8, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Reacting to the joint statement yesterday by some of the nation’s peak business groups on the direction of the Australian economy and the lack of action by political leaders over economic reforms, the CEO of the BCCM has called on government and business leaders to work together to build a strong and resilient economy for […]




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Employee Ownership CEO UK on restructuring the economy

Employee Ownership CEO UK on restructuring the economy

By on December 11, 2013 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Iain Hasdell, CEO of the Employee Ownership Association UK, has focused his December blog on expanding economic diversity and restructuring the economy through employee ownership. “It is this role in the re-structuring of our economy that is absolutely critical here. If we are to achieve a modern, highly competitive economy with a long term outlook, […]




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