Tag Archives: Ed Mayo

News received about East of England and Midcounties co-operatives

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

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Invitation to the Convergence Festival which builds on Ireland’s rich tradition of co-operatives and the current interest in community ownership

 An invitation from Cultivate – a practical sustainability organisation which aims to equip people to respond to the twin issues of energy vulnerability and climate change by providing access to the knowledge and tools that cultivate sustainable lifestyles and resilient … Continue reading

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Social Co-operatives Development Forum

Pat Conaty writes: Good to see this material on the Italian model. I have been working with Co-operatives UK and the Wales Co-operative Centre over the past two years to work out ways to introduce their revolutionary multi-stakeholder co-op model … Continue reading

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Grassroots co-operatives come to the fore

As Co-operatives UK chair Ed Mayo frequently stresses, the Co-operative Group is just one large segment of a 6000 strong movement, which was – we add – over-shadowed by the hubristic posturing of a few executives. Before looking at the … Continue reading

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