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The co-operative difference is a great story and one we’re delighted to share.
Here, we’ve assembled a “Best of” collection of short videos from across the co-operative world for your information.
Film trailer, co-ops thriving in Ontario, Canada in what has been a silent transformation
Co-ops, take ownership (USA, Jane):
What is a co-op (UK):
Seven principles (USA, electricity):
A new economy trailer:
NZ’s housing crisis could be alleviated by the formation of housing co-operatives which have proven successful overseas but are strangely absent here in New Zealand, writes Cooperative Business NZ CEO Craig Presland.
Over one billion people worldwide have no access to electricity while less than 10% of energy usage globally is being generated from renewable sources. Both figures are highly alarming, writes Cooperative Business NZ CEO, Craig Presland. Despite the quest globally to develop and utilize renewable energy, we still have almost 90% generated by the burning of fossil fuels (33% by oil, 30% by coal and 24% by natural gas).
The theme of this year’s International Day of Co-operatives (6th July) is COOPS 4 DECENT WORK. The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) is shouting out the message that co-ops are people-centred enterprises characterised by democratic control that prioritise human development and social justice within the workplace.
The theme of this year’s International Day of Cooperatives is COOPS 4 DECENT WORK. The International Cooperative Alliance is shouting out the message that co-ops are people-centred enterprises characterized by democratic control that prioritise human development and social justice within the workplace. On 6 July, join us as we celebrate a future in which human development and social justice are priorities. Through #CoopsDay, local, national and global policy-makers, civil-society organisations and the public in general can learn how co-operatives contribute to a decent working environment.
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