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Leading advocate for the mutual and cooperative sector, Mutuo, has this week launched new policy proposals to help make business work in the interests of ordinary citizens. The launch of the report The People’s Business: Framing the Progressive Narrative: A Mutual and Cooperative Approach to the Economy and Society took place at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) office,...

At Towards 2020, the International Co-operative Alliance’s (ICA) 2015 Global Conference and General Assembly, taking place in Antalya, Turkey, members have today elected Monique F. Leroux, as their President for the 2015-2017 term. 

Monique F. Leroux (pictured second from left) is the Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group, the leading co-operative...

Last December, ICMIF member SURCO Seguros of Uruguay organised a national competition for school children as part of their celebrations of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives (IYC2012) and also as part of their CSR activities. The competition was called “Working together to build a better Uruguay” and school children throughout Uruguay were invited to write short stories...

Cooperatives and mutuals are by definition more sustainable enterprises and in a recent ranking of the G-7’s 35 largest cooperatives by Corporate Knights, ICMIF members featured as the top three performers.

The top ten rankings are based on an extensive report which recognises the contribution cooperatives make in terms of social and environmental responsibility.

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The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is requesting assistance from cooperators around the world in realising the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade by participating in a short survey on key messages and a visual identity for the global cooperative movement. The ICA Board decided that there was such strong acceptance of the logo for the International Year of Cooperatives that they...

It gives us great pleasure to announce that registration for the 2013 ICMIF Biennial Conference and General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa, is now open. This will be the first ICMIF Conference to be held in Africa and we are very excited about bringing the cooperative and mutual insurance world to Cape Town; as are our wonderful hosts PPS. A dedicated ICMIF Biennial Conference website has...

Registration is now open for the 2013 ICMIF Advanced Management Course

12-17 May, Manchester, UK

The ICMIF Advanced Management Course is increasingly being used by our member organisations as a formal part of their talent development programmes for managers who are viewed as the future leaders of their organisation.

A good example of this is ICMIF member Alka in Denmark....

New research from The Co-operative Insurance shows that nearly half of young drivers in the UK (48%) think they will struggle to afford their car insurance next year.

The research, which polled UK motorists on their attitude to the recent Gender Directive, shows that it is a major concern for young female motorists, with 65% of 18 to 24 year old females in the UK saying they would find...

Award Winners announced at the “It’s Nice to be Connected” competition

During its 64th General Assembly on December 18, 2009, the United Nations declared that 2012 would be the International Year of Cooperatives (IYC). The aim of the year would be to highlight the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction,...

The Board of The Co-operative Group, UK, announced today that Euan Sutherland will become its new Group Chief Executive in May 2013, following the retirement of Peter Marks.

Euan Sutherland (43) is currently Group Chief Operating Officer, Kingfisher plc, UK. Prior to that he was Chairman of UK DIY store chain B&Q and CEO of Kingfisher UK & Ireland. Mr Sutherland is currently a...