Archives for June, 2013

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Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium

Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium 25th-26th Jul 2013 Image via Post Growth Institute The Co-operative Research Group will host the third and final symposia related to the Italy/Australia Co-operatives Research Project on Thursday 25 July and Friday 26 July 2013. This project brings together co-operative researchers from Italy and Australia to compare ...
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Job Satisfaction and Worker Co-operatives

Symposium on Job Satisfaction and Worker Co-operatives - 24th Jul 2013 Dave Kerin This symposium explores the relationship between worker co-operatives and job satisfaction. Are worker co-operatives more successful in increasing worker satisfaction than other forms of business enterprise? The keynote speaker is Dr. Ermanno Tortia, from the School of Economics ...
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Community Development – Community Finance

Bank on something better - with barefoot co-operation. On Australia’s doorstep credit co-operatives are freeing people from poverty and investing in community projects for financial literacy, the empowerment of women, and environmental sustainability. In contrast Australian community credit co-operatives are now virtually non-existent, victims of the economic rationalism that has decimated the ...
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Capital for Better Business – Who are the key actors in social investment?

Interesting workshop coming up: Whether you call it social investment or impact investment, what are the distinguishing features of this type of investment and who are the key actors? We will explore social investment from both a domestic and international perspective during the evening and encourage engagement, conversation and lots of questions as ...
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Employee-owner co-operative innovation

The Earthworker blog has reported on the proposed establishment of an employee-owned airline in Mexico.   Members of the Association of Airline Pilots (ASPA) of Mexico participating in a protest (EFE).   Examples of innovation can be found elsewhere too. A major ferry service in France has mutualised with employees owning the enterprise.   ...
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