Tag: innovation

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BBC Breakfast, co-operative focus 24 June 2015

BBC Breakfast focuses on co-operatives for the launch of The Co-operative Economy 2015. It features an interview with Ed Mayo, secretary general of Co-operatives UK, and coverage of Torrs Hydro, a...

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Co-operation in the Age of Google

What is the way forward for the co-operative sector? Commissioned by Co-operatives UK, Robin Murray – a co-operative innovator and key thinker behind Fairtrade, Twin Trading and much more besides –...

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Co-operative Advantage

A new multi-authored book edited by Ed Mayo, The Co-operative Advantage outlines 50 co-operative innovations to boost the British economy. Based on three years of research with co-operative business...

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Community energy: BWCE

Energy plays a pivotal role in our lives. From our early morning cup of coffee, to heating our homes on a cold winter’s evening, our reliance is great. This commodity, despite its importance, is...

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Fifty co-operative innovations for a new economy

A new book outlining 50 innovations to boost the British economy was launched today (1 July) at Westminster by the network for co-operative businesses, Co-operatives UK. Based on three years of...

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Influencing farming policy

By joining Co-operatives UK you will have a stronger voice to promote farmer collaboration to government, industry bodies and the wider public. Agriculture is one of the sectors of industry that will...

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MPs and policy makers back co-operative innovation

The chief executive of The Co-operative Group , a director of the social care co-op Leading Lives and the head of Co-operative Energy joined politicians and policy makers at a roundtable on 2 July (...

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Sharing innovations

Our members and their HR teams form a network of professionals who share experiences and best practice. Through our HR Forum we channel training, updates and dissemination of best practice Senior HR...

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Social care co-ops: CASA

Phrases like ‘care in crisis’ have crept into common usage. An aging population, alongside austerity measures and an overworked and underfunded National Health Service has negatively impacted on...

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The benefits of co‑operatives

Ownership matters. Giving people ownership of the businesses that they are closest to - whether as employees, as customers or as suppliers - has a triple effect. Sharing ownership gives people a...

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The case for co-operative ownership taken to Scottish Parliament

MSPs in Holyrood's Economy Committee are currently taking evidence on the role co-operative ownership can play in driving innovation in Scotland. The cross party committee of MSPs says that in the...

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The co-operative economy 2015: an ownership agenda for Britain

The 2015 co-operative economy analyses the performance and main trends of the co-operative sector and shows how co-operatives are offering people a chance to take control of things that matter to...

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What do we really know about worker co-operatives?

This new piece of research by Professor Virginie Pérotin of Leeds University Business School looks at two decades’ worth of international data on worker owned co-operatives.It confirms that worker co...