Resources in New Zealand and overseas


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New Zealand government links


National & state associations, councils & co-op development agencies

Australia

  • BCCM The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is the Australian national peak body
  • Social Business Australia raising the profile of cooperatives, employee-owned enterprises and social entrepreneurs trading for the purpose of creating social value
  • CUFA delivering sustainable projects in the Asia Pacific region teachng financial literacy and services to build financial independence and break the poverty cycle

Canada

China

European Community

India

Indonesia

  • Dekopin apex organisation of the Indonesian cooperative movement

Malaysia

  • Angkasa National Cooperative Organisation of Malaysia

New Zealand

Scotland

United Kingdom

USA


Consumer co-ops

Australia

Canada

Italy

Japan

United Kingdom

USA


Agricultural co-ops

Australia

Canada

Fiji

India

Korea, Republic of

United Kingdom

USA

  • National Council of Farmers Cooperatives
  • Land O’Lakes dairy co-op founded in 1921
  • WoodWorks a sustainable forestry initiative of CooperationWorks! helping to transform America’s private forestland and marginal farmland into sustainable, productive resources by promoting and assisting cooperative action among farmers and other rural landowners
  • Organic Valley Family of Farms according to CEO George Siemon, “A social experiment disguised as a business”


Worker co-ops

Canada

Europe

  • CECOP the European Confederation of Worker Cooperatives, Social Enterprises and Social and Participative Enterprises
  • Mondragon in Spain’s Basque Country, the largest employee-owned business group in the world, including manufacturing, retail, banking, education and more

United Kingdom

USA


Education, training & museums

Canada

India

  • Global HRD Network for Cooperatives making available knowledge, information and guidance on co-operative education and training issues to human resources development practitioners and co-op managers

Ireland

Japan

Netherlands

New Zealand

  • Alan Robb Independent consultant and commentator on financial accounting, cooperatives, corporate governance and business ethics, Adjunct Professor – Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • James Morrison Consulting providing independent advice and project management, with extensive experience in cooperatives

United Kingdom & Ireland

USA


Cooperative housing

International

  • ICA Housing promoting the development of cooperative housing

Australia

Canada

New Zealand

Turkey

  • Batikent, Kent-Koop the largest mass housing project accomplished by cooperatives in the world

United Kingdom

USA


Cooperative publishing & publications

International

  • ICA News the global cooperative news centre

USA

 


Telecommunications

 


International cooperative organisations


Financial services organisations

International

Australia

  • Abacus representing the Australian mutual sector – credit unions, mutual building societies and friendly societies

Europe

  • European Association of Cooperative Banks one of Europe’s leading banking groups representing Co-op banks from 23 European states which have 60 million members, supported by 700,000 employees and a market share of 20% in the European Union
  • Rabobank International Netherlands based cooperative bank with overseas wholly-owned subsidiaries, including one in New Zealand

India

  • NAFSCOB the National Federation of State Cooperative Banks

Japan

New Zealand

Singapore

United Kingdom

USA


Political

  • The Cooperative Party describes itself as the party of social justice. Former UK Prime Minister the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP is a member. He writes, ‘The Cooperative Party stands for fair trade, for ethical business and for people having a say in the running of their communities.’
  • The New Zealand Business & Parliament Trust organises business study programmes for MPs and parliamentary study programmes for business people

Internet resources

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