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New Zealand was represented at the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) AGM and General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month by our Chief Executive Craig Presland. In this article, Craig reports how the four-day forum provided greater insight into this global organization, recent global trends and opportunities, and what role we can play here in NZ in terms of supporting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
More than 1,800 co-operators met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the International Co-operative Alliance’s (ICA) Global Conference and General Assembly (14- 17 November) – including Cooperative Business NZ Chief Executive Craig Presland.
The latest ranking of the world’s 300 largest co-operatives confirms the strength and endurance of our business sector, with total turnover exceeding $3 trillion NZD according to the latest research.
is something big about to happen or is this a pendulum effect, and how can co-operatives help?
Pictured above at Cooperative Business NZ’s 2017 Annual Awards are, from left: Duncan Coull (representing Fonterra); Oliver O’Neill (Ruralco); Neil Cowie (Mitre 10) and Brian Cameron.
Established in 1974 in Dannevirke in the lower North Island, Primary Wool Co-operative remains a 100% farmer-owned co-operative to this day, committed to capturing the real value of wool, returning profits to members and supporting industry-good initiatives.
Based in the rolling hill country of Maungatapere, 12km south-west of Whangarei, NZ Tamarillo Cooperative Ltd represents over 20 growers, located mostly in sunny Northland where the subtropical fruit thrives.
Cooperative Business New Zealand is delighted to announce New Zealand’s leading health insurer, Southern Cross Health Society, has joined as a member.
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Kiwi “What if?” Video launched
We premiered this Kiwi version of the “What if?” video during the ICA visit, attracting positive feedback and requests for customized versions, freely available to members. Thanks to the many Kiwi co-ops who provided images.
Click on the image above to download a pictorial overview of the NZ co-op sector
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