The findings of groundbreaking international studies will be unveiled for the first time in Quebec at 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives . These studies focus primarily on the Summit themes and will shed new light on the innovative potential of the cooperative business model.
The cooperative movement plays a key role in the global economy, representing over a million businesses with a billion members employing 100 million workers. Despite their great resilience in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, cooperatives are no strangers to financing, capitalization, innovation, efficiency, governance, training, and job retention challenges, as well as shifting demographics.
The 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives is the cooperative community’s largest international business event. It aims to help cooperative and mutual businesses achieve their full potential. Just as in years past, this year’s event will bring together managers, decision makers, and other key players from the cooperative and mutual movement to learn about the latest international studies and to discuss solutions to the problems they face.
These studies serve as management tools to help boost performance. The Summit also provides an opportunity for cooperative businesses to demonstrate their key role in solving two challenges faced by all of humankind: food security and health care accessibility. The Summit aims to further this role by welcoming a number of internationally recognized experts to debut the results from more than twenty-five studies.
Complete details on the studies are available here