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Co-operatives key to achieving UN’s sustainability targets

In this comprehensive report, Cooperative Business NZ Chief Executive Craig Presland outlines how co-operatives are pivotal to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by 2030. He concludes by sharing three recommendations to sustain the positive momentum.

January 7th, 2019|

Foodstuffs looks after NZ

Foodstuffs North Island and South Island are two outstanding co-operatives within the NZ Co-op Family, writes Cooperative Business NZ Chief Executive Craig Presland. Foodstuffs New Zealand has recently issued its Looking After Our Patch Social Responsibility Snapshot that outlines a programme that is wide-reaching and aims to fulfil the co-operatives’ responsibilities to their teams, the wider New Zealand community and environment.

December 18th, 2018|

Fonterra’s drive for true sustainability

Economic, environmental and social sustainability is at the core of the co-operative business model while having a sustainable co-operative is one of three core platforms for Fonterra’s strategy, writes Cooperative Business NZ CEO Craig Presland. In many ways it is the most vital as well as the most challenging, he says.

“Fonterra has a strong heritage of respecting NZ’s natural resources and working with them to produce quality pasture-based milk and nutritional dairy products.

December 7th, 2018|

Seven NZ Co-ops in World’s Top 300

Seven NZ co-operatives now appear in the world's top 300 as announced last week at the ICA’s General Assembly held in Buenos Aires. The world’s top 300 co-ops now have a combined turnover of just over US$2.0 trillion according to the latest edition of the World Co-operative Monitor, this based on 2016 revenues.

October 31st, 2018|

Capitalism Replaced by Co-operatives Globally

In this article, Cooperative Business NZ CEO Craig Presland writes that while corporate capitalism has generated massive wealth for some, it has devastated parts of the planet and failed to improve human well-being at scale. 

October 18th, 2018|

Global challenges and how co-operatives can help

In this article, Cooperative Business NZ CEO Craig Presland sets out the case for more co-operatives throughout the world, including across the UK, to counter unsustainable, inequitable and undemocratic economic models.

September 27th, 2018|