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The International Cooperative Alliance serves and represents over three million co-operatives and over 1.2 billion co-operative members around the world, in all sectors of the economy. The challenges of the future of work: how co-operatives
In 1844 a group of 28 artisans working in the cotton mills in the town of Rochdale, in the north of England, established the first modern co-operative business, the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society. In doing so, these Rochdale Pioneers laid the foundations of the co-operative movement and our enduring business model.
Co-operative business model best placed to drive local wealth creation and retention, reduce poverty and inequalities
Too many people in New Zealand are facing rising poverty, inequality and financial insecurity. The powerful few are getting wealthier and the cost of people struggling is rising rapidly as the gap between the wealthy
Environmental and economic sustainability dominateEnvironmental and economic sustainability shared the agenda at our second annual Co-operative Business NZ Leaders’ Forum in late February at Auckland’s Fonterra Centre. In his keynote address, cabinet minister Hon. David Parker (pictured) - whose portfolios include economic development, trade and export growth, and the environment - told an audience of almost 100 Members that the economy was a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment.
Rabobank New Zealand is a part of the international Rabobank group, the world’s leading specialist food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank is structured as a co-operative and has 120 years’ experience providing banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agri-business. Rabobank NZ is one of NZ’s largest agricultural lenders and a major provider of corporate and business banking services to the country’s food and agribusiness sector.
Irrigation NZ is the industry body that supports and advises over 3,600 irrigators, service providers and irrigation schemes throughout NZ.
Auckland-based Syndex is New Zealand’s first online exchange for proportionally-owned assets — a marketplace for individuals who invest directly in alternative investments held in proportional ownership structures.
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