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Co-operative Women's Challenge 2020: share your ideas

By virtue of being co-operative, the co-operative sector should set an example to the rest of society’

Co-operative UK’s engagement with women in the wider co-operative sector:

New report highlights growth of communities taking renewable energy into their own hands

A new report reveals the growing numbers of people who are choosing to start renewable energy schemes in their communities, against all the odds.


Co-operative renewable energy in the UK: a guide to this growing sector

Co-operatively-owned energy generation is a vibrant and growing sector in the UK. Since 1997 over 7,000 individual investors have ploughed over £16 million into community-owned wind turbines.

This report summarises insights gained from visits to five co-operatively owned energy projects during the summer of 2011.

A woman's place in the co-operative movement?

This paper is based on interviews we conducted in May 2011 with sixteen women involved in the co-operative movement, commissioned by Co-operatives UK as part of the Co-operative Women’s 2020 Challenge.

Mutual options for Post Office Ltd

Co-operatives UK was commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to explore options for the mutualisation of Post Office Ltd as suggested in the report ‘Securing the Post Office Network in the Digital Age’ and enabled by the Postal Services Bill.

The findings from the project have been used to inform our proposals and are summarised in this report.


Co-operative chief drums up support for charity single

The Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group and a cast of colleagues have launched a charity record in aid of Mencap.

With Nirvana, TOWIE and even The Wombles tipped as contenders to challenge the X-Factor for the Christmas number one spot, the band, Angel Square, with Peter Marks on drums, has released a track to raise money for young people with a learning disability.

And the winners are....

The results from the Holyoake House 100 year anniversary quiz have been revealed; along with photos of the event

Global Development Co-operative launch

The UK co-operative sector launched the Global Development Co-operative during the official UN launch of the International Year of Co-operatives on the 31 October. The initiative reinforces how co-operatives share to build a better world, demonstrating that co-operatives have a local impact on a global scale.

Building Bridges with BAME Communities in the UK

Zainul Sachak, an elected member of The Co-operatives Group Manchester Area Committee, describes the challenges of engaging with BAME(Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) communities in the UK fo

It's Chocolate Week and co-operatives are tastier than ever

It's Chocolate Week (10 - 6 October) and we're celebrating - whilst indulging in a Fairtrade chocolate bar, from 


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