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Co-operatives continue to remain resilient in uncertain economic times

Co-operatives continue to remain resilient in uncertain economic times

By on October 14, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

The world’s largest 300 co-operatives and mutuals have grown their turnover by 7.20% to USD $2.53tn (2,533.1bn), according to the 2016 edition of the World Co-operative Monitor (WCM). The findings were presented at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Québec. Three Australian co-operatives and BCCM members are again listed in the monitor: CBH Group (147), […]




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#CoopsFor2030: Co-operatives pledge to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

#CoopsFor2030: Co-operatives pledge to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

By on June 24, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The International Co-operative Alliance has launched #CoopsFor2030, an online platform where co-operatives can make pledges to show the world how they help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. #CoopsFor2030 provides an exclusive space for bringing together the SDG initiatives of co-operatives from around the world on a single platform.  The Sustainable Development […]




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BCCM joins global co-operative awareness programme

BCCM joins global co-operative awareness programme

By on June 20, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

A major hurdle the co-operative and mutual sector faces globally is the lack of public awareness of the business model and therefore its economic and social benefits to people and communities. Surveys from various jurisdictions show that although the public may not be aware of the business model, high levels of respondents said they were more […]




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People and profit: co-op leader takes long view

People and profit: co-op leader takes long view

By on March 21, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

In last Friday’s edition of The Deal magazine, inside The Australian, Monique Leroux President, International Co-operative Alliance and CEO of Canadian financial giant, Desjardins Group, discusses the advantages of co-operatives in a volatile economy. Ms Leroux explains mutuals’ winning formula for long term sustainable business: “At Desjardins my philosophy is let’s build a very solid capital base […]




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Co-operatives and the empowerment of women

Co-operatives and the empowerment of women

By on March 8, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

To mark International Women’s Day 2016 the global co-operative sector has released a video message from International Co-operative Alliance President, Monique Leroux, CEO of Desjardins Group. This year’s theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Co-operatives promote gender equality through open membership, self-help and economic participation. Co-operatives empower women to access finance […]




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Global co-ops leader forecasts unparalleled growth for sector

Global co-ops leader forecasts unparalleled growth for sector

By on March 2, 2016 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the peak body for co-operatives globally meets in Sydney this week for the first time in the organisation’s 120 year history. The Alliance is headed by Monique Leroux, CEO of Desjardin Group, Canada’s largest financial co-operative with $229 billion in assets and over 7 million members. In an interview with the ABC’s […]




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World’s top co-operatives grow by 19.5% since 2010

World’s top co-operatives grow by 19.5% since 2010

By on November 12, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Despite the global recession dominating the world’s economy, co-operatives and mutuals have grown by 19.5% in the last four years. The fourth edition of the World Co-operative Monitor has been released by the International Co-operative Alliance. The findings show good news for the co-operative movement, as co-ops and mutuals continue to grow across the globe. […]




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New online resource for the co-operative community

New online resource for the co-operative community

By on July 6, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

On Saturday, the international co-operative and mutual community celebrated the International Day of Co-operatives. This year’s theme was equality. The BCCM believes that all people should have equal access to co-operative information and resources. As part of our celebration of the IDC 2015, the BCCM is delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of a new online resource […]




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ICA launch consultation for guidance notes on co-operative principles

ICA launch consultation for guidance notes on co-operative principles

By on June 18, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is inviting co-operators from across the world to join a consultation for the guidance notes on the co-operative principles. Due to the globalisation of economies and further developments in technology, the ICA have called on the need for guidance notes on the practical application of the co-operative principles in the modern 21st century world. The draft version […]




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New video promotes the co-operative identity

New video promotes the co-operative identity

By on May 1, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Last week at the Cooperatives Europe General Assembly in Paris, The Co-­operative Marque, a global co-­operative identity tool kit developed by the International Co-operative Alliance, launched a video promoting the co-operative identity. The video entitled, “Be proud of your cooperative identity” is available in three languages (English, Spanish and French) and shows how you can adopt a co-operative identity.




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