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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

Now is our chance to build back better for regional Australia. Co-ops and mutuals can play a leading role

Melina Morrison, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison looks at how air travel and local news could benefit from a little more cooperation and shares examples from Canada

NFPs Offered Free Tools to Help Form Into Co-Ops

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  Not for profits are being offered free resources to help them form into co-ops, which a sector leader believes will enable charities to further their social impact. Launched as part

Predictions for 2018: Co-operatives

Melina Morrison, Thursday, 11th January 2018 -  Co-operatives are coming into their own as an economic force for good, writes Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, in the second in a series of

Australian Co-operatives Named Among World’s Best

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  A duo of leading Australian co-operative and mutual enterprises has been listed among the world’s top 300 largest co-operatives by the World Co-operative Monitor, with both registering

Mutual Economy Contributing More to Australia’s GDP

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  A new report has revealed the increasing contribution of co-op and mutual enterprises (CMEs) to the national economy. According to the National Mutual Economy Report 2017 (NME 2017),

Mutuals Outperform Traditional Banks

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  The customer-owned banking model is continuing to outperform traditional banks, “revealing the strength” of the co-operative and mutual sector despite regulatory constraints.

Handbook on Community Investment in Co-Operatives

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 -  The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) has produced a self-help manual to assist communities around Australia to use the co-operative model to raise capital.…

Aus Co-operatives A Hidden ‘Ninja’ Economy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th November 2014 -  The co-operatives and mutuals sector has been hailed as an undervalued ‘ninja’ economy by advocates as a report is released showing the sector makes the same contribution…

Affordable Housing Plan Unveiled

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th February 2014 -  Housing experts meeting at a national housing affordability roundtable in Melbourne today will discuss an equity co-op proposal to significantly reduce housing market entry costs…

Co-Ops and Mutuals Primed for Public Service Provision: Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th December 2013 -  Co-operatives and mutuals are underrated as a potential provider of public services in Australia, according to a new report. The study, commissioned by the Business Council of Co?operatives…

New National Voice for Co-ops

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th August 2013 -  A new body is set to provide representation of cooperative and mutual businesses at a national level, with the launch of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) in…
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