- February event: co-operatives take up Jeremy Corbyn’s challenge
- Update: Scotland the Bread co-operative provides fairly traded nutritious bread, locally grown, milled and baked
- Next move: will worker co-operatives help the Co-operative Group to learn how to operate democratically?
- The Employee Ownership Association Annual Conference
- Co-operative Bank donates £20,000 to emergency appeal for co-ops hit by natural disasters
Category Archives: Environment
In a recent post we quoted MEP Molly Scott Cato: “The Co-operative shops have not been as successful in(sourcing locally) as I would like because of their centralised distribution system, but my own Midcounties Co-op has been building up its … Continue reading
Could this MEP’s co-operative vision mitigate one of the Group’s most serious mistakes: the sale of its farms?
In 2014 the Co-operative Group sold its ‘strong and successful’16,000ha farms (£7m profit during the last year) for a mere £249m to the Wellcome Trust. Danny Truell, chief investment officer of the trust said, “The trust’s philosophy is to provide … Continue reading
You are invited to invest in Awel and own shares in a new Welsh wind Co-op. You can subscribe to this share offer for as little as £50. Awel is a Community Benefit Society which will own and run two … Continue reading
News of the sale of the Co-operative Bank was a shock to its customers. In the Guardian Patrick Collinson, ‘money editor’, summarised the situation: the Co-op Bank is the only UK high street bank with a customer-led ethical policy, covering … Continue reading
The Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) is working to make land accessible for new entrants to small-scale ecological farming in England. It has identified two key barriers for those who wish to live with the land – high land prices and … Continue reading
Manifesto places not-for-profits and co-ops at the heart of Corbyn’s plans for a “publicly run, locally accountable energy system”
, The latest issue of the Co-operative News follows up earlier reports that Jeremy Corbyn has launched an environmental manifesto that outlines his plans for the UK to achieve 65% of energy from renewable sources by 2030 – without fracking. He has … Continue reading