Hopsters Coop Brewery

www.hopsters.coop

WHAT IS HOPSTERS’ MISSION?
“To foster a community of beer lovers to connect, learn, create and have fun through beer.”

VALUES

Collaboration – Hopsters will be the birthplace for great beer. Our members will have an integral part in designing and voting on what we brew. The beer will not simply be the Brewery’s beers, but will truly be a reflection of our members and belong to them.
Education – We believe that beer education will foster a deeper appreciation for beer. We will promote beer education through a range of on-site activities that will develop according to the wishes of our members and size of the brewery.
Community – Hopsters plans to be a viable member in the local community and across Australia. We look forward to building relationships with craft brewers, other co-ops and local businesses.

WHAT DOES ‘MEMBER DRIVEN BEER’ MEAN?
Quite simply, it means that we’ll aim to develop our beer styles using input from Hopsters members. And in turn, that means we’ll be creating beer styles that appeal to our membership.

As a co-operative, we have a very unique model compared to the operation of other craft breweries. We source, and will continue to source, recipes for our beers from our membership. Home brewer members may even have the opportunity to get their beer on tap at Hopsters, if their recipe wins a competition.

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Stevia Hellas

www.steviahellas.coop

At Stevia Hellas Coop we believe in Cooperation, Sustainability & Commitment. Together we grow better products and evolve faster. Our overall goal is to ensure long-term success with both environmental and social benefits. Therefore, the development of the cooperative is multi-dimensional based on three pillars:
environment – economy – society

Our mission has always been to seek the potential of our lands and our people and be an active part of rural area development . We employ several seasonal and permanent staff each year helping the economical development of Central Greece. Our coop is a motivation for young farmers and new start-ups to take action and improve their quality of life despite the current challenging economical conditions.

Stevia Hellas is a values-driven cooperative, dedicated to sustainable growth.

We  preserve  our coops’ economic growth with respect to:  

• Our People

• Our Cooperative

• Sustainability

• Protection Of The Environment

By consistently delivering the ingredients of success for food, health and pharmaceutical solutions, we will be the partner of choice to our clients worldwide. Our commitment is to provide best quality materials for industries & top end-products for the retail/wholesale market and consumers. Our 100% European products meet high quality standards with stable taste and quality that fulfil the unique needs of Food & Beverage industries all over the world. We are a values-driven team of people who are making the right ethical choices in producing, sourcing and preparing food ingredients that can make positive social, economic and ecological impacts. We help industries to grow better products and consumers to live a balanced and healthy life. Improving food quality has an immediate effect on overall sustainability.

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Start.coop

www.start.coop

Start.coop accelerates the growth and development of the next generation of scalable co-operative businesses by providing entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and financing necessary to build businesses that share prosperity among the many, not just the few. Founded in 2018, Start.coop graduated five teams in its inaugural class and recently welcomed six new teams into the accelerator for 2020. From patient-centered healthcare innovation to home ownership for military families, every co-op in the Start.coop community has incredible potential for both scale and impact. Learn more in this 2-minute video intro.

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EnerGreen Builders Cooperative

www.energreen.coop

EnerGreen Builders Cooperative located in New Brunswick, Canada, has six (6) member/owners, each bringing unique construction experience and skills. EnerGreen is committed to building and maintaining high quality sustainable buildings and we endeavour to use environmentally friendly building materials and practices.

EnerGreen Builders Cooperative has been recognized by the home building industry and Efficiency NB as a designer and builder of some of the most energy efficient homes in New Brunswick. Using a passive solar design and detailed construction techniques EnerGreen incorporates simple low maintenance technology.

Based in the Tantramar region of southeast New Brunswick, we are committed to using local trades-people and goods produced in this region, as much as possible.

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University of Guelph Co-Op Bookstore

www.bookstore.coop

The Co-Op Bookstore at the University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario in Canada) is a student owned and controlled cooperative, committed to upholding and promoting the seven principles of cooperation in all that we do. The bookstore is dedicated to:
• To serve the best interests of the membership by operating effectively in areas significant to student life.
• To acknowledge and support the active contributions students have made, and will continue to make, within our community.
• To cultivate student leadership, participation, empowerment, self-sufficiency, and responsibility.

The student co-op was created on November 26, 1913 by seven students from Guelph and Wellington County. Its main purpose was to provide a cost-effective and structured business on-campus that would sell students their textbooks and supplies. As the only other bookstore was downtown, the co-op provided a valuable service.

Membership also meant ownership. The board of directors, elected from the student community and co-op alumni, ensured the co-op’s continued success from year to year. This experimental model of a co-op, as first envisaged by H.H. LeDrew, provided a viable alternative to the traditional way of doing business.

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Reinblau eG

www.reinblau.coop

Reinblau cooperative has around 20 members spread across Germany. As a decentralized agency, they have a lot of experience working together in agile teams, even across spatial distances. 

At their meetings, they attach great importance to ensuring that everyone in the team can contribute equally and that their concerns are heard. For example, their team meetings are in open space format , in which everyone can present their topics and work on them in groups. They have also developed inclusive formats for other meetings and workshops in order to discuss efficiently and productively and to make decisions together.

Reinblau design and develop solutions: from websites and intranets to mobile apps and content management systems to complex e-commerce applications. They offer complete solutions as well as scalable micro services with interfaces (API) and front-end frameworks – in agile, iterative processes, always geared towards the greatest possible benefit for the user.

In a rapidly changing world, organizations need to become more agile and flexible. Identification and shared responsibility contribute to greater satisfaction and commitment. Reinblau help you transform your organization: by strengthening agile processes and ways of thinking, by competencies for leadership that leave room for development and by methods for more effective meetings that are fun.

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Fecolfín

www.fecolfin.coop

Fecolfín are the specialised Federation of Credit and Savings Cooperatives of Colombia with headquarters in the city of Bogotá. Fecolfín was created in May 2012 as a second degree Cooperative body that integrates only Cooperative entities with financial activity.
Its main objective is to assume the defence and representation of the Savings and Credit & Financial Cooperatives as a specialised union, especially in regulatory matters, which affect the free competition of this sector and the equality rights enshrined in the Colombian Constitution, compared to traditional financial operators. Likewise, advance the union defence of this sub-sector and promote modern and inclusive legislation based on the issuance of public policies by the Colombian state, to generate a country of owners through the financial cooperative model. Finally, promote the orderly and systematic growth of its affiliates especially, in the link of new associates to these self-management entities.

OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES
• Advocate for good cooperative government
• Transparency, responsibility, suitability, honesty and commitment
• Application of the best known business practices in the world
• Financial, technological, administrative, environmental and social field
• Specialized union defense of cooperativism
• Consistent and unique integration model
• Promote own, modern and inclusive legislation
• Design of public policies that facilitate growth, under equal conditions
• Represent the union at national and international level
• Promote financial inclusion
• Co-branded
• Create value, face the competition and participate with a greater proportion of the market
• Promotion of institutional capital
• Accumulation of own capital to generate confidence and security
• Digital leadership
• Innovation and digital entrepreneurship through immersion in new knowledge

As a specialised union of savings and credit cooperatives, financial and financial entities owned by cooperative groups with a presence in more than 51% of entities such as banks or other non-cooperative entities, FECOLFIN currently has 56 cooperative entities: 49 Cooperatives of Savings and Credit, two Financial Cooperatives, two cooperatively owned Banks and a cooperatively owned commercial finance company.

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The Central Union of the Russian Federation.

www.rus.coop

Consumer cooperation since 1831 has been helping its shareholders, which today number more than 1.5 million, to produce, store and sell their products. Consumer cooperation has its own system of cooperative education, in which 70 thousand students study, and provides a number of social and domestic services in remote and sparsely populated areas of Russia.

The Central Union of Russia is a socially-oriented system of economic development within territories, providing employment, establishing stability in society and developing regional infrastructure. The structure of consumer cooperation in Russia includes voluntary associations of consumer societies and unions of consumer societies of various levels, the hierarchy of which is headed by the Central Union.

The formation of the structure of the cooperative system occurred at the beginning of the 20th century on a territorial basis. Today, it includes 2,300 consumer societies from 71 regions of Russia, which unite 111 regional consumer unions and over 1,500,000 shareholders. Consumer cooperatives provide goods and services to residents of 89,000 communities across the country.

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The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF)

www.sncf.coop

The Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) is the apex body of Singapore’s Co-operative Movement, and secretariat of the Central Co-operative Fund (CCF). Formed in 1980 with the aim of championing Singapore’s Co-operative Movement, the apex body represents 99% of co-operative members in Singapore through its affiliated co-operatives.

SNCF is a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). It enjoys co-operative relationship with the United Nations, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other
international and regional bodies.

Their comprehensive programs help Co-operatives strengthen their enterprises so they can better serve their members, the broader community and transform the national economy.

These include:

  • National & Sector-wide Representation
  • Co-operative Formation
  • Co-operative Scholarship Programs
  • Disbursement of Co-op Grants & Assistance schemes
  • Co-operative Education
  • Marketing & Publicity
  • Affiliate Capability Development
  • Affiliate Value-added Services

SNCF offers a variety of programs and services to connect you to other Co-operatives; affording you many opportunities to develop partnerships that help attract and maintain your membership while growing your business.

The mission of sncf is to promote and develop co-operatives as sustainable enterprises that address social and economic needs through the principle of self and mutual help so as to foster a more resilient society.

For any enquiries, contact through sncf@sncf.org.sg.

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Asiapro Multi-purpose Cooperative

www.asiapro.coop

Asiapro Multi-purpose Cooperative ranks among the country’s largest and excellently managed social enterprises. From a pioneer workers cooperative established in 1999 by 60 members who envisioned marginalized, low-income workers enjoying the full benefits of regular employment, Asiapro (together with its affiliates) exponentially grew and became a strong collective force of 65,000 workers. They serve up to 300 multinational and local client-companies through work engagements in the agribusiness, construction, manufacturing, hotel and restaurant, engineering, education and training, sales and marketing, IT/technical, and services sectors in 9 regions across the Philippines.

Every worker of Asiapro is a member-owner who enjoys security of tenure – the most cherished of all labor rights – along with all the benefits of full-time employment and other entitlements beyond the requirements of the Labor Code. These include additional streams of income generated by Asiapro’s diversification from mainstream labor services into business ventures such as savings and credit services, contract growing, and transport services.

Seasoned professionals who are dedicated to Asiapro’s purpose of inspiring meaningful and fulfilled lives with members comprise the leadership team. Their wealth of experience and expertise in diverse disciplines and industries has been instrumental to the cooperative’s phenomenal size, growth, and reach. Setting global standards in worker management, Asiapro remains as the only cooperative in the country to be awarded the Investors in People (IiP) certificate (2011) and bronze accreditation (2015).

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