Multi-stakeholder Co‑operative Society

Suitable for a co-operative owned and controlled democratically by a variety of stakeholders who wish to work together to achieve their shared interests.

Model Key Features

  • Governing Act: Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
  • Members may hold more than one share in the co-operative, but voting is limited to one member, one vote.
  • Board composition: elected Board.
  • Options to include a common ownership or co-ownership dissolution provision.

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