Cooperative Business New Zealand recognises there are multiple membership bodies offering services to our members. Our revised strategy has identified the opportunity to partner with these agencies to minimise duplication and maximise value to our members.
As a result, we are building relationships with organisations that have specialist skills and sector specific knowledge relevant to our members:
- Institute of Directors
- Chambers of Commerce
- Sector specific agencies including Horticulture New Zealand, Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, Retail New Zealand and Beef + Lamb New Zealand
- Professional bodies including the New Zealand Law Society and Chartered Accounting Australia New Zealand (CAANZ).
Cooperative Business New Zealand’s Value Proposition will remain focused on our unique business model and how we can assist our members to navigate the challenges and opportunities it creates.
HERE'S A FEW OF OUR CURRENT PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS:
Cooperative Business NZ is delighted to collaborate with ICE (Inspire, Create & Engage) offering a programme for our members that supports the development of Māori rangatahi (youth) to grow opportunities in the workplace, share their tikanga and progress into leadership positions.
ICE is a New Zealand founded social enterprise whose kaupapa (purpose) is to design and deliver sustainable, aspirational and growth-focused career pathways for our rangatahi.
The specific programme that we would like to introduce to our members is The Growth Project - Whakaahu Whakamua.
This programme, now well into its second year, has nearly 250 tauira (students), graduates and young professional participants from across New Zealand who represent 39 iwi. The programme is supported by Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development). It focuses on placing rangatahi into business and professional roles i.e. marketing, finance, legal, software design, engineering, technology etc.
This is an exciting opportunity for our members to engage with and support rangatahi into areas where you are actively recruiting, and to build capability and diversity across our membership base. As part of the co-operative principles, Concern for Community, we think this is a fantastic avenue to ‘walk the talk’ and encourage engagement with the wider New Zealand community within our co-operative businesses.
If you are interested to learn more about The Growth Project and discuss how you could collaborate, please contact Grant Fuller, Partner at ICE, on: firstname.lastname@example.org