Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Group have revealed plans to mark 2012, the International Year of Co-operatives, as the sector begins the countdown to the celebrations 100 days ahead of the year.
Submitted by giles.simon on Fri, 24/06/2011 - 00:00
On the eve of Co-operatives Fortnight, Peter Marks, Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group - the world's largest consumer owned co-operative - provides the first of 14 guest blogs.
Submitted by giles.simon on Wed, 22/06/2011 - 22:41
For each day of Co-operatives Fortnight 2011, we'll be having a guest blog from a thinker or business leader on issues related to the 14 facts about co-operatives.
We're very pleased that Peter Marks, Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group, will kick off the series of blogs tomorrow, Friday 24 June.
A government commissioned report by Co-operatives UK has been published, exploring the options for transferring Post Office Ltd from government ownership into a mutual run for the public benefit.
The Co-operative Group and Co-operatives UK are joining forces to support the development of community renewable energy in the UK.
The action research project, Community Energy: co-operative solutions will address the urgent need to understand how to support new co-operative and community-owned initiatives.
Submitted by Paul Dale Smith on Sat, 26/02/2011 - 10:55
Peter Marks has opened the 2011 National Retail Co-operative Conference (NRCC) five years on from his "single society" speech.
He has saluted the progress that all societies have made in those last five years.
The Co-operative Group, one of the top two "greenest" supermarkets in the UK, has gone one step further to reduce its carbon emissions by signing up to a green initiative.
Submitted by Paul Dale Smith on Tue, 01/02/2011 - 12:43
If you haven't already done so, then Join the Revolution today and support an initiative from the Co-operative Group to help demonstrate the pioneering impact co-operation can have.
Our largest member has posted its interim results showing more strong performance. Group Chief Executive Peter Marks said:
"Over the last three years The Co-operative Group has been transformed, underlining the strength of our ownership model which allows us to invest in the long-term interests of our members."