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The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals has released the first edition of its governance principles for co-ops and mutuals.
If you’re starting from scratch Amos recommends reaching out to the Business Council for co-ops and looking into the rules governing co-ops in Australia.
The BCCM has developed two new applications to its reg-tech constitution builder, so would-be co-ops can create correct legal governance structures for the three financial models used by co-ops – distributing, non-distributing, and non-distributing with shares.
Australia’s Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has joined an international initiative to develop open-source technology for creating worker-owned gig economy platforms.
Melina Morrison, has spoken up in defence of the humble Mutual – asking: “Would we be in this position, had the respective institutions never demutualised? While we will never know … it seems unlikely.”
When it comes to cooperatives, CAs can address five pain points to help clients manage the business model that is popular among not-for-profits.
Robyn Kaczmarek is the founder and managing director of The Co-operative Life, Australia’s first worker-owned cooperative in social care services. She is this week’s Changemaker.
BCCM CEO Melina Morrison was interviewed for the Leadership section of The Australian Financial Review by Deputy Editor of AFR BOSS Magazine, Patrick Durkin. In the interview, Melina is quoted as saying, "When AMP was a mutual, its single purpose was to benefit the...
BCCM CEO Melina Morrison spoke to ABC RN Breakfast's Fran Kelly this morning about the drivers of demutualisation and why access to capital is a first order issue for co-ops and mutuals. Listen to the interview.
BCCM CEO Melina Morrison writes that the federal government must act to unlock the power of social care co-ops and empower caring millennial entrepreneurs.
“Bonuses linked to listed shares necessarily shift the focus from customer outcomes to profit maximisation,” said BCCM CEO Melina Morrison.
The co-op is a good operating structure for human services, according to Melina Morrison, chief executive of a peak body for the sector.