IYC 2012 and beyond Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium Third and final symposia Italy/Australia Co-operatives Research Project Melina Morrison Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
Collaboration "Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” Franklin Roosevelt
Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals Promote co-operative and mutual business model, & Develop the sector
Goals of the BCCM • Representative on the B20 business roundtable that will take place during the G20 meetings in 2014 (Australia is hosting) • Commonwealth Minister for • Co-operatives and Mutuals
International priorities • Global 300 • International trade mark • Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade
Member ownership in Australia Source: Who knew Australians were so co-operative? The size and scope of mutually owned co-ops in Australia, The Australia Institute, October 2012
The Co-operative Decade Blueprint • Environmental degradation and resource depletion. • An unstable financial sector and increasing income inequality. • Growing global governance gap. • Disenfranchised younger generation.
By 2020 … • The fastest growing form of enterprise. • The model preferred by people. • The acknowledged leader in economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Those who use our model of business must use this critical moment to stand proud in our co-op credentials and tell the world that we are NOTbusiness as usual. And we demand an equal place in the global economy”. • Dame Pauline Green, President ICA