Exploring the Co-operative Economy: Report 2022

By Cooperative Business New Zealand | December 2022
The 2022 edition of the World Cooperative Monitor is out. Launched 1 December 2022, the report contains the much-anticipated Top 300 rankings of the world’s largest co-operatives and mutuals.

The 2022 issue of the World Co-operative Monitor report explores the economic and social impact of the largest cooperatives and mutuals worldwide, providing rankings of the Top 300, sector rankings, and employment data. It is produced by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse). 2022 marks the 11th edition of this annual research report.

The in-depth research and collaboration to produce this report continues to provide the cooperative movement with a significant tool to evaluate its own positioning and highlights the importance of cooperation to the public and policy-makers around the world.

A special focus for the 2022 report was on the challenges of digitalisation.

“After the research on the impact of Covid19  in the last 2 editions, we sought to investigate the changes the pandemic prompted in the use of digital tools, in particular, related to member engagement and the co-operative identity.”


New Zealand had five businesses appear, showcasing how critical they are to our economy and communities. Congratulations to FonterraZespri InternationalFoodstuffs North IslandFoodstuffs South Island and Silver Fern Farms for being part of this group. 

Great to see recognition of how important this business community is globally and locally. 

Read the Executive Summary here >>

Read the full report here >>

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