Now, more than ever, it is crucial that co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) individually and collectively demonstrate a commitment to good governance if we are to realise the full value of the unprecedented opportunities before us that have been opened up by the positive reform environment for CMEs.

The BCCM developed the CME Governance Principles in consultation with the CME 100 Chairs’ Forum, members and governance experts. Read edition 1.2 of the Co-operative and Mutual Enterprise (CME) Governance Principles.

In 2022, the BCCM’s Discretionary Risk Mutuals Forum developed the first industry Principles, Code of Conduct and Good Practices for Australian Discretionary Mutual Funds.

The BCCM has developed courses and offers advisory services to help co-ops and mutuals improve their governance. With our education partner Australian Institute of Company Directors, the BCCM offers the three-day Foundations of Directorship for CMEs course – the only one of its kind in Australia. Discover more on our education page.