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How cooperatives provide sustainable community services worldwide

How do cooperatives answer to social needs?

Cooperatives, as the most important expression of citizens’ needs and aspirations that have an enterprise form, have appeared naturally to provide adequate solutions to satisfy community needs worldwide. Even more, they provide higher quality and better cost-efficiency compared to other delivery patterns, according to a number of studies. Why are cooperatives making such a difference?

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Canada: Worker Cooperatives taking action to address climate change

Cooperatives are showing leadership by joining together to develop a cooperative solution to climate change. The Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation (CWCF) member Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) has put out a call to action to engage cooperatives in climate change activities, including in their publication “A...[more]

Social needs could increase worker and social cooperatives in China

In China the lack of cooperative legislation has made the reestablishment of cooperatives difficult. Now, apart from the 2006 “Farmers Specialized Cooperatives Law", there is still no legislation on other types of cooperatives nor any basic cooperative law. The government department responsible for enterprise registration does...[more]

Green Economy and worker cooperatives

A report recently published by the Andalusian Federation of Worker Cooperatives (FAECTA) in Spain provide evidence that the green economy offers new business opportunities and job creation for worker cooperatives in this region, including sectors such as sustainable tourism and community services. The study reflects that the...[more]