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BCCM, with support from the Australian Government, is running the Co-operative Farming Program to future proof Aussie farmers, fishers and foresters. View our online course, Capital Builder, Blueprint and Meet the Co-op Farmers podcast.
Leading the Resilience
This report describes how the natural resilience of co-operative and mutual businesses has helped them to react positively to the coronavirus pandemic challenge, by keeping true to the purpose of serving their members.
Capital Partners Project
Our Capital Partners Project is helping mutuals to determine how best to raise capital and grow their business. All BCCM members are eligible to take part in this exciting new program.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is Australia’s only peak body for co-operatives and mutuals across all industries. BCCM works to increase awareness of these businesses and their important contribution to the national economy and community development of Australia.
BCCM News & Media
Meet the Co-op Farmers is the new podcast series telling the real stories from the farming frontline
A candid new podcast series is telling the candid stories and adventures of Australian farmers transforming their businesses by working together.
Release the regulatory handbrake on co-operatives and mutuals to realise the true value of employee ownership
The Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals today welcomed the Federal Government’s budget and its commitment to Australia’s economic recovery. CEO of BCCM, Melina Morrison said the Government’s commitment to advancing employee ownership was positive news for...
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) welcomes the Government’s recognition of the aged care sector in this evening’s budget announcement.
The Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals today released the details of their Pre-Budget Submission advocating for consideration of co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) in the federal budget. CEO of BCCM, Melina Morrison said the sector has been...
India and Nepal are experiencing an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths. Cooperatives and their members have not been immune to the impact of the pandemic. The health, lives and livelihoods of members and their families have been affected; and businesses of cooperatives have been disrupted.
By Peter Hunt, Mutuo Demutualisation occurs when a co-operative or mutual converts into a proprietary company. The main justification given for demutualisation has been a lack of capital or scale that is not available to the business in its mutual form....
Latest Resources and Research
We’re taking action on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), making sure that the interests of co-operatives and mutuals continue to be represented in a challenging business landscape.
Mutual Value Measurement (MVM) is a framework for measuring the value we create, that aligns with our values, developed by the BCCM, researchers at Monash University, our members and the CME sector.