Big Co-op Conversation #6: CRG Energy Symposium
The Co-operatives Research Group (CRG) of the University of Sydney is to hold an energy symposium on September 3, to discuss the role of co-operatives in energy and sustainability. The event will explore the role that co-operatives can play in energy generation.
The featured keynote speaker is Pier Angelo Mori, a Professor of Economics at the University of Florence and leading expert on power co-operatives. Issues discussed will include current technology and the application of the co-operative model to the energy industry.
Presentations will include one on Hepburn Wind, Australia's first co-operatively owned and managed wind farm, which powers over 2,300 homes.
When: Monday, 3 September 2012. Registration 9.15am
Where: The Women's College, The University of Sydney
Big Co-op Conversation #5: Next Generation Capitalism
Next Generation Capitalism – profit, people, planet, will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners to discuss business and economics that work for community value. The forum is being offered as a free event as part of the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives.
The forum will be hosted by Michael Short from Fairfax's The Zone, with panel discussion seeking to engage the audience in exploring the notion of a next generation of capitalism.
At a time when 'pursuit of profit at any cost' business is on the nose around the world, Next Generation Capitalism advocates embracing a recreated version of capitalism that values people in its bottom line.
Forum panel members will include Melina Morrison, founding director of Social Business Australia, and social entrepreneur Danny Almagor.
When: Tuesday, 7 August 2012 (6pm, food server at 7:30pm)
Where: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne