Author Archives: Peter Scobas

The World Cooperative Monitor wants to hear from you

If you are part of a Cooperative, the World Cooperative Monitor wants to hear from you! The European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse) and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) are calling on co-operatives to contribute to the … Continue reading

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Can worker cooperatives help lift families out of poverty?

Listen to the following interview with Maria Arroyo, Chair of New York City Council’s Community Development Committee holding hearings on this subject.

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Toolkit and information about registering your coop with the Co-operative Marque! has created a Toolkit to encourage more organizations to complete their Co-operative Identity with a .coop domain and the Co-operative Marque.  The Toolkit includes a downloadable a poster, video tutorials, editorial, buttons for your website and newsletters and a … Continue reading

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Looking to be inspired?

Interested in pursuing social justice while working for yourself? Check out how millennials in Sweden are doing it through cooperatives!

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International days of solidarity with Hotel BAUEN

Hotel BAUEN is one of the most emblematic worker-recuperated businesses in Argentina. Unfortunately, the workers of Hotel BAUEN face permanent eviction after 11 years of successfully self-managing the hotel as a worker-recuperated enterprise, because of outstanding debt that stems from … Continue reading

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Cooperatives and the UN goals for sustainability

The UN Millennium Development goals include ambitious aims to ensure environmental sustainability to be achieved by 2015. The UN is now in a process of evaluating achievements and making plans for the post-2015 period, which will emphasize sustainability. As a … Continue reading

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Curious about U.S. Health co-operatives?

Health cooperatives have sprung up in the United States as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Find out more about how Obama has helped to foster co-op start-ups. Already, some 23 consumer-owned insurance co-ops have enrolled some 300,000 people … Continue reading

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What are cooperatives doing to support sustainability?

Many cooperatives are important catalysts for sustainable initiatives, and often focus on local to global approaches to bring about positive change. San Xavier Cooperative Farm is partnering with the University of Arizona Student Unions to provide the campus with fresh, … Continue reading

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Interested in Getting involved in a Multipurpose Co-op?

If you are interested in learning more about or getting involved in a multipurpose cooperative, come to an open house on April 19, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at 2811 N. 39th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009. This informational … Continue reading

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Have a mobile app idea? Apply to FinCapDev!

FinCapDev is a mobile app development competition that helps millions of underserved Americans make smarter financial choices and achieve better access to financial services. FinCapDev is offering a $100,000 prize purse, startup cash, as well as tech resources and expert … Continue reading

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