Following the financial crisis, co-operatives proved to be resilient in all sectors from finance to retail to agriculture. This week the international Co-operative Alliance released the World Co-operative Monitor showing the top 300 co-operatives in the world have a collective turnover of $300 trillion. Participants at Co-operatives United, the global culmination of the International Year of Co-operatives, discussed how co-operatives build a better world through finance. Find out more www.manchester2012.coop/live
Charles Gould, Director-General of the International Co-operative Alliance, celebrates the largest gathering of co-operators in decades, Co-operatives United.
During the week of 1-5 November 2013, you are invited to attend the ICA’s global conference and General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa. This will be the first time in ICA’s 118 year history that it will be held in Africa. The theme of the conference is Co-operative Decade: Growing the Co-operative Movement. The programme will be built around the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, which aims to take co-operatives to a position of being the preferred model and as a result the fastest-growing form of enterprise by 2020. The Blueprint is available here.