Resource library

The BCCM is your one-stop shop for all things co-operative and mutual, be they in Australia or overseas. The BCCM produces countless resources that are useful whether you simply want to learn about co-operative or mutuals, or actually set one up. We also direct you to other resources you might find relevant or interesting, such as podcasts and videos.

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Research & reports
Despite the surge of interest in platform cooperatives, we have a limited understanding of the dynamics of platform worker-member participation in these cooperatives.
Project supporting the ecology of social enterprises, resulting in stories/case studies, workshops, CoPs, and resources. View case studies and worksheets.
Manuals, Toolkits
Hamilton Locke Australia’s new publication: A Guide to Discretionary Mutuals.
Research & reports
BCCM's Gender Diversity among Chairs and Chief Executives of the Top 100 Co-operative and Mutual Enterprises (2016–2022) report.
Research & reports
This new report, which was conducted in 2022, uses 2019 data and provides a comprehensive picture of incorporated co-operatives and mutuals in Canada in 2019.
Research & reports
The Limited Equity Housing Co-operative as an intermediate tenure solution for Australia's growing renter class.
Discussion paper
Overview of and discussion about housing co-operatives in Australia and the implications for the present debates about affordable housing in Australia.
Research & reports
Research investigating older, low income households’ preferences for a range of alternative housing models and examining which would best meet their needs. 
Manuals, Research & reports, Toolkits
Code of Conduct to govern the use of Discretionary Mutual Funds (DMFs). This sets a clearer framework for affordable risk protection across the Australian economy.
Research & reports
Co-operative and mutual enterprises are coming together to accelerate action towards tackling climate change: BCCM declaration and policy.
Two ICMIF members share their net zero commitments and insights on their journey so far in the transition to become carbon neutral businesses over the next 30 years.
Mami Mizutori, the Head of the UNDRR, and mutual/cooperative leaders discuss the progress made in benchmarking disaster risk reduction and prevention activities.
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