International Year of Co-operatives

Voice is ICMIF’s quarterly magazine, containing stories and news embracing the sector as well as in-depth interviews with chief executives.

From this issue:

For CEO Jens Bærentsen, Alka’s values permeate all aspects of its work. He detects, he says, a real battle of ideas in the insurance industry between cooperatives and mutuals, who operate on the basis of a common pooling of deposits...

The official launch of the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives (IYC 2012) took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York on October, 31. The event was attended by more than 150 CEOs and Presidents from some of the world’s largest cooperatives from all sectors including insurance, banking, credit, housing and agriculture. They gathered to discuss and debate how to create...

The Co-operative News is the oldest cooperative newspaper in the world and this September they celebrated 140 years of continuous publication. The newspaper is produced by The Co-operative Press Limited, which is based in Manchester, UK. The Press is a secondary federal cooperative society owned by other cooperative societies and sympathetic organisations.

During the anniversary...