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Desjardins adopts policy to combat climate change

Canadian financial co-operative Desjardins Groups announced a series of measures to help it tackle climate change, with a new set of targets set to go into its team annual report from this year onwards. With assets of CAD $276.3bn, Desjardins is the country’s largest co-operative financial group and the largest association of credit unions in North America. “As a financial […]

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2017 in review: Top stories from the co-op movement

January The 2017 New Year Honours list included an award for Dorothy Francis, chief executive of Leicester-based Co-operative And Social Enterprise support agency (CASE). Ms Francis, who has worked in the movement for 35 years, has been given an MBE for “services to enterprise and the communities”. The USA’s largest independent co-op of organic farmers, […]

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Reserve Bank versus Co-operative Bank

By Radhakrishnan K.V. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its press release dated 29-11-2017 has warned general public to be cautious against some co-operative societies which use the word “Bank” in their names and those co-operative societies which accepts deposits from non-members and associate members. This has resulted in confusion among several depositors, general […]

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Co-ops are for inclusive growth

By Satish Marathe Text of Speech delivered by Shri Satish Marathe at the Technical Session held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 21st September, 2017 as a part of Sahakar Sammelan. Earlier Hon PM addressed the Sahakar Sammelan which was held as a part of Man Laxmanrao Inamdar Centenary Year Programme. Indian Scenario: CoOperatives (CoOps) are […]

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A vocabulary of ‘co-operative keywords’

By Anca Voinea The Co-operative College is collaborating with Manchester Metropolitan University to produce a vocabulary of co-operative keywords. The idea for the Co-operative Keywords Project came from a shared interest between Dr Cilla Ross (a work historian, sociologist and vice-principal at the Co-operative College) and philosophers Dr Keith Crome (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr […]

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