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Las cooperativas son líderes en innovación con respecto a la sostenibilidad empresarial

El grupo de expertos SustainAbility nombró a las cooperativas como uno de los 20 modelos empresariales que promueven la innovación sostenible del modelo empresarial.

En su informe “El comportamiento de los modelos empresariales”, el instituto clasifica las cooperativas como el segundo modelo empresarial más creativo en el contexto de la sostenibilidad.

Co-operatives champion innovation around sustainable business

The thinktank SustainAbility has named co-operatives as one of the 20 business models that promote sustainability-related business model innovation. In its report “Model Bahavior” the thinktank ranks the co-operative model as the second most innovative business model in the context of sustainability.

The report explains that co-operatives change the incentive system within a company to make members, whether employees or customers, more likely to feel invested in the company and its brands.

II. International Congress of Agriculture and Food

With growing economy, demands has became more than the world could cover and started to exceed the natural capacity of planet. While global economy has increasing 7 times in last 50 years, natural life system and habitat have remained principally same. As federation and congress, we wish to contribute to improving agricultural productivity and raising efficient usage of resources and assets.

It would be an honor for Organizing Committee to invite you to ‘’2nd International Congress of Agriculture and Food’’ to contribute the efforts for agricultural development.

Jumbo Fairtrade Tea Party

Jumbo Fairtrade Tea Party
Wednesday 19 February
11am-3pm

The Co-operative Wholesale Society began 150 years ago with a tea party at Jumbo Farm in Middleton. At our Jumbo Fairtrade Tea Party families can celebrate this anniversary and find out about Fairtrade today!

There will be a wide range of activities for all ages including making a Play-Doh cake, hosting a mini tea party, decorating a Fairtrade cookie and making a Fairtrade badge.

UN side-event on social and solidarity economy

On February 4th, The Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM) – International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs will organize a side-event in New York at the headquarters of the United Nations in the framework of the eighth session of the Open Working Groups on Sustainable Development Goals.

Co-operative business leader Andrew Crane (AU) appointed to the B20 industry group

Dr Andrew Crane, CEO of Australia’s largest co-operative, CBH Group and Chairman of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, has been appointed to the B20 group of industry leaders advising the Australian Government on the G20 agenda.

NATCCO helps rebuild co-operatives affected by Typhoon Haiyan

With support from the global Co-operative Movement, the National Confederation of Cooperatives of the Philippines (NATCCO) has helped over 25 co-operatives from across the country to recover from typhoon Haiyan.

Les coopératives entrent dans l’Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale

L’Alliance Coopérative Internationale et des coopératives agricoles des quatre coins du monde soutiennent l’Année internationale de l’agriculture familiale 2014 (AIAF).

L’année dernière, les Nations Unies ont lancé l’AIAF lors d’une cérémonie à laquelle l’Alliance Coopérative Internationale était également représentée. La campagne a pour but d’encourager des politiques actives, favorables au développement durable de l’agriculture familiale.

Le commerce équitable ainsi que les coopératives font fonctionner les chaînes d’approvisionnement pour les petits producteurs

Cooperative Europe et Fair Trade Advocacy ont publié un document commun afin de contribuer à la future stratégie de l’UE sur « Le renforcement du rôle du secteur privé pour parvenir à un développement inclusif et durable ».

Un nuevo informe de la OIT subraya las ventajas de las cooperativas de energía

Un nuevo informe publicado por el Departamento Empresarial de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) presenta una colección de estudios de caso sobre las cooperativas de producción, distribución y consumación de energía eléctrica, mostrando cómo contribuyen a la búsqueda de nuevas maneras para cumplir con el objetivo de proveer Energía Sostenible para Todos.

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