QUEBEC CITY, Canada
The migratory seeds of cooperatives were sown and first thrived in Europe, but have since adapted to the climate of nations worldwide.
Cooperatives may face an immense challenge in garnering broader public recognition among consumers, but when it comes to chasing growth, they haven’t held back.
The international rally to take the global cooperative movement to the next level is in full swing at the International Summit of Cooperatives
here, which kicked off on Monday.
Youth worldwide are facing limited job prospects in the traditional channels of employment, and in the midst of the job crunch, cooperatives are seeking ways to connect with this untapped pool of talent.
The banner year for the global cooperative movement is winding down into its last months, but its leaders have echoed a resounding message: cooperatives, a values-based business model, can usher a transition to a more socially responsible economy.