ICA Cooperative Research Conference - Theme 4. Living Our Identity for the Best of SDGs



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4. Living Our Identity for the Best of SDGs


  • RSE et transition, renouveau et enjeux pour l’identité coopérative (Eric Bidet, Le Mans University, France, Maryline Filippi, University of Paris Saclay, France, Nadine Richez-Battesti, University of Aix-Marseille, France)
  • Cooperative identity and Corporate Social Responsibility: a leverage effect for attaining SDG objectives (Maryline Filippi, University of Paris Saclay, France)
  • Renewable Energy Cooperatives towards SDG7: the Brazilian and German context (Kathlen Schneider, (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina / Instituto para o Desenvolvimento de Energias Alternativas na América Latina)
  • Made for co-ops, by co-ops: The development of co-operative-designed indicators for the SDGs. (Fiona Duguid and Daphne Rixon, Saint Mary's University)
  • How cooperatives drive the change – a SDG Framework for Cooperatives (Nazik Beishenaly, KU Leuven, Belgium and EUM Hyungsik, ICA)

[Panel session] Present but not Visible: Amplifying the Cooperative Identity in SDGs

  • Chair - Balasubramanian Iyer (ICA Asia-Pacific)
  • Tetay Plantilla (Federation of Peoples’ Sustainable Development Cooperative, Philippines)
  • Chitra Kumari Thamsuhang Subba (National Cooperative Federation, Nepal)
  • SEOK Kyoung-mi (iCOOP Korea, Korea)
  • Simren Singh (ICA Asia-Pacific), Devika Singh (University of Chicago, US), Mohit Dave (ICA Asia-Pacific) and Balasubramanian Iyer (ICA Asia-Pacific)

[Panel session] Unpacking the Contributions of Cooperatives to the Attainment of the SDGs in Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Chair - Andrew Emmanuel Okem (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)
  • Shadreck Matindike (Midland State University, Zimbabwe)
  • Dorcas Ettang (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)
  • Mercy Mwambi (World Vegetable Centre, Thailand)
  • Ndwakhulu Tshishonga (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)
  • Julia Modise (Research fellow, North-West University, South Africa)
  • Meron Okbandrias (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

[Panel session] Accounting for purpose: aligning the economic and social-environmental goals of co-operatives

  • Chair - Elisavet Mantzari (Birmingham Business School, UK)
  • KOO Chungok (Professor, Department of Business Administration, Seoul Women’s University, Korea)
  • Maureen McCulloch (Oxford Brookes Business School, UK)
  • Camila Piñeiro Harnecker (NCBA CLUSA International, USA)
  • Fernando Polo-Garrido (Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia. CEGEA, Spain)
  • Daphne Rixon (Assistant Professor, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada)

[Panel session] ESGs & SDGs Meet Their Port Alegre Moment

  • Chair - Ibon Zugasti (LKS Mondragon, Spain)
  • Michael A. Peck (Executive director & cofounder, 1worker1vote, US)
  • Erinch Sahan (Doughnut Economics Action Lab / World Fair Trade Organization)
  • Marie Lisa Dacanay (Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia, Philippines)
  • Victor Meseguer (Social Economy Europe)
  • Carolyn Pincus (American Sustainable Business Council, US)

Extended abstract (EN) available

[Panel session] ESG Needs an EKG

  • Chair - Mary Ann Howland (American Sustainable Business Network, US)
  • Selma Dealdina and Sandra Maria da Silva (National Quilombola, CONAQ, Brazil) / Vasco Marcus van Roosmalen (Utu Fund/Ecam, Community Development and Financial Mechanisms)
  • Gwendolyn Smith (Perspective of Freedom Foundation, US / Suriname)
  • Damien Goodmon (Crenshaw Subway Coalition, US)
  • Ibon Zugasti (LKS Mondragon, Spain)

4.1. With Rewarding Jobs

Work, worker cooperative

[Panel session] The Co-opConvert Project: Mapping the Potential of Converting Workplaces and Community Spaces to Cooperatives in Canada and Internationally

  • Chair - Marcelo Vieta (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Marcelo Vieta (University of Toronto, Canada) and Ashish Pillai (AECD/OISE/UofT, Canada)
  • Marcelo Paladino Castro (AECD/OISE/UofT, Canada)
  • Fiona Duguid (Saint Mary’s University / Cape Breton University, Canada) and Derya Tarhan (AECD/OISE/UofT, Canada
  • Dionne Pohler (University of Saskatchewan / University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Claude-André Guillotte (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada) and Josée Charbonneau (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)

Extended abstract (EN) available

4.2. With Accessible Health and Social Services

4.3. With Enhanced Food Security

Agricultural cooperative

  • Examining co-operative knowledge and identity in Australia’s agricultural sector. Recent efforts to strengthen the co-operative identity in Australia (Sidsel Grimstad and Elizabeth Makin, University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Analysis on the efficiency of insurance business in rural agricultural and livestock cooperatives (KIM Taehoo, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Korea)
  • Cooperatives and income inequality in Brazilian rural sector (Mateus de Carvalho Reis Neves, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, Carlos Otavio de Freitas, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Felipe de Figueiredo Silva, Clemson University, Brazil, Davi Rogério de Moura Costa, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Marcelo José Braga, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil)
  • Cooperatives of rural Russia: Retrospective review of cooperative identity and principle (Alexander V. Sobolev, Russian University of Cooperation, Russia, Vladimir M. Pakhomov, Russian University of Cooperation, Russia, Svetlana I. Khidirova, Faculty of Economics, Humanitarian Institute, Russia and Bogdan A. Pakhomov, Moscow State University of International Affairs, Russia)