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Co-op model spreads with vision of sustainability

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 28th September 2022 -  Workers are shifting their perspective on what they want from their work and how they want to impact the world around them, driving a rise in co-op business models and networks. 


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Why we need to get back to thinking of co-operative and mutual enterprise as a social business

Paul Thambar, Wednesday, 16th March 2022 -  Co-operative and mutual enterprise provides a proven and comprehensive model for a social business, but it has been largely ignored by social entrepreneurs, writes Dr Paul Thambar from Monash Business School.
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How Kua Coffee built a connection between farmer and consumer

Paul Thambar, Wednesday, 1st December 2021 -  “I think that often in impact organisations people are the subjects of photos rather than participants in the processes of capturing images.”
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Co-ops and mutuals move into the mainstream

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 1st June 2021 -  The Commonwealth government is improving visibility of the co-operative model
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Did your insurance premium rise? Are you looking for an insurance alternative?

Contributor, Thursday, 18th February 2021 -  Our Ark exists to enable community-focused organisations to join together and define their own way to protect themselves – creating a true alternative to insurance.
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Co-ops and mutuals sector remains strong despite COVID crisis

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  A new report says many cooperatives adopted measures to make their business more sustainable and aid society in 2020  


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Predictions for 2021: Co-ops and mutuals

Melina Morrison, Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 -  Co-operative and mutual enterprises offer a way to build a more resilient, innovative and stable economy in the 21st Century, writes Melina Morrison, in the latest in our series of predictions about what the social economy can expect from 2021.  
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HESTA jumps on new investment to broaden Australia’s impact investing market

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  The new fund invites retail investors to invest in social impact alongside large institutional investors 
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Cooperative offers a local solution to global problems

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th November 2020 -  Advocates believe a new community-owned platform will create a local economy that looks after people and the environment   


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Co-operatives – the slow food of social enterprise?

Antony McMullen, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  Social enterprises hold great potential to make our world better. To realise this transformative potential, we must ensure the fullness and diversity of this sector is recognised and embraced – including co-operatives, writes Antony McMullen.
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