Must-see events of October 10

An effective and evolving business model:
There you have it – the theme for yet another exciting day of compelling events and new ideas about the relevance of the cooperative movement, that will remind us once again of “The Amazing Power of Cooperatives.”
When the curtain rises at

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Cooperating in building the future

At the International Summit of Cooperatives, where 2,800 people passionate about the cooperative movement gathered from 91 countries, Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, takes an enlightened and lucid look at the cooperative model as the event draws to an en

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Cooperatives: the ninth largest economy in the world!

Cooperatives are one of the most major organizational innovations to date. If they formed a country, it would be the ninth largest economy and the largest democracy in the world. But beyond these statements, what is the socio-economic impact of cooperatives on a global scale? How are cooperatives pe

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Place on the global economic stage: issues and challenges

Two prominent speakers addressed participants this morning at the International Summit of Cooperatives; Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and President of Roubini Global Economics, and Michael Spence (photo), recipient of the Nobel Prize in Eco

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Growth: A top concern for cooperatives

What are the major trends, issues and challenges facing cooperatives and mutuals? What are their development strategies? These questions inspired the names of two groundbreaking international studies, the results of which were presented for the first time by the research group McKinsey & Company

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The Summit: And we’re off!

The International Summit of Cooperatives kicked off with an exciting ceremony attended by many prominent figures.
The evening was a true tribute to the theme of the event: “The Amazing Power of Cooperatives.”
Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group in

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Imagine 2012: To Build a Better World

Yesterday, the second day of Imagine 2012, the International Conference on Co-operative Economics, leaders from the cooperative sphere spoke at 8 conferences, sharing ideas and tools with participants to help them build a better world based on a better global economy. In addition, internationally re

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