The impact of investing in co-ops and mutuals

12 May 2022

Cooperatives pool people’s resources and capital to do something together.

Cooperatives and mutuals are the original social-enterprise, but they’ve always struggled with a legal structure that doesn’t allow access to outside investment from the likes of impact investors.

This all changed in 2020, with the introduction of the Mutual Capital Instruments, and now the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is working to raise awareness of the huge impact potential of investing in co-ops and mutuals.

Onimpact spoke with Melina Morrison, CEO of the BCCM, about the unique nature of co-ops, the progress of legislative changes, and the huge need for the sector to better recognise the part they play.

Read the full article, The impact of investing in co-ops and mutuals, by John Treadgold in Onimpact, 10 May 2022

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