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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.
Co-operative enterprise in a time of COVID-19
Hear our panel of experts discuss insights into the impact of COVID-19 on the co-operative sector and economy.
2020 is an awaking to the challenges we face nationally and globally. Watching what is happening in Australia along with international tensions escalating, it gives an appreciation of how fragile we are to powers beyond our control. However, for such a small nation we play a significant role in driving change and are often at the forefront for other nations.
As members of the International Cooperative Alliance, Cooperative Business NZ is part of ICA’s growing Asia-Pacific (AP) region – and our colleagues at ICA-AP wish all Kiwi co-ops and mutuals a happy and prosperous 2020. The greeting card above captures the diversity of both the ICA-AP team and the region with many countries and cultures represented. What pulls us together is our common purpose – advancing the people-centred model of business – co-operatives!
In the first of a new series of interviews with co-operative chairs and senior leaders, we put our five questions to Silver Fern Farms’ Chairman, Richard Young, pictured.
The November edition of The Farmlander featured an article, “5 minutes with Roz Henry”. Our Cooperative Business NZ CEO answered seven questions in the published interview, ranging from her induction to her observations four months into the role. In another recent article, international news channel Co-operative News also interviewed Roz. READ MORE
Co-operatives have a strong history and a collaborative working model that many businesses should strive to achieve. But will this be enough to ensure success going forward? Fintechs and Big Techs are moving into the financial services sector at pace.
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