Free eBook shows how cooperatives empower people through finance
Co-operative News, the Global News Hub for cooperatives are compiling a series of “eBooks” entitled Building a Better World. The eBooks are supported by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), The Co-operative Group and Co-operatives UK as part of the run up to the forthcoming Co-operatives United event, Manchester, UK (October 29 to November 2, 2012) which will act as the culmination event for the International Year of Cooperatives 2012.
You can find out how Co-operative Enterprises Build a Better World in the financial sector with the second in this series of free eBooks that show how cooperatives provide an ethical alternative for businesses across the world.
- How one of Singapore’s leading insurers, ICMIF member NTUC Income, has started a revolution in cooperation to help create a more ethical world.
- How New Zealand’s Co-operative Bank has grown to over 120,000 members from the darks days of the 1920s depression.
- A Central American cooperative helps to create economic opportunities for over 3,000 veterans from armed conflicts in the region.
- A credit cooperative in Africa that aids some of the most remote people in Kenya people access banking on their mobile phones.
The eBooks preview some of the topics to be discussed during the Co-operatives United conferences, keynote addresses, seminars and workshops during the week-long event in Manchester.
Kristen Christian, the Founder of the USA Bank Transfer Day initiative, who will be a keynote speaker at Co-operatives United, has written the foreword to the eBook. She says:
“Discovering the option of financial co-operatives was liberating for me, to say the very least. It’s been inspiring to watch firsthand as this consumer reawakening unfolded, and humbling to have played a role in igniting this shift toward financial co-operatives.”
Co-operatives United will be an inspiring global festival of events and exhibitions and will mark the close of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives. With a world film premiere, three exhibitions, 10 conferences, 45 countries, 150 workshops, 200 exhibitors and 10,000 people, Co-operatives United will inform and inspire everyone on how to build an ethical economy and a better world.
To download the eBook, please visit: www.thenews.coop/ebooks