Co-operative Capital: What It Is and Why Our World Needs It

“Co-operatives need to develop a ‘breed of capital’ – ‘co-operative capital’ – that appeals to their members’ values and is consistent with and nurtures the co-operative business model. Millions of co-operative members are looking for investments that do not harm the planet and their children and grand-children. It is time to meet our members’ needs.”

That’s the challenge raised by Tom Webb, Manager of the Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions Program at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, and his colleagues Alan J. Robb and James H. Smith, the co-authors of a paper titled “Co-operative Capital: What It Is and Why Our World Needs It”¹, which they presented at the EURICSE² and NCBA³ conferences.

Website: http://www.euricse.eu/sites/default/files/db_uploads/documents/1281102442_n626.pdf