About the Cooperative Movement
Cooperatives are businesses owned and managed by and for their members. Members can be customers or employees. What makes a co-op different to a shareholder business is that each member has a say in how the business is run and gets a share of the profit.
What is a Co-Op?
What is a Housing Co-Op?
How a cooperative model works in the Philippines
Steps to creating a cooperative in the U.S.
Did you know that cooperatives can be found in almost every sector?
- Business services (IT, administrative, consulting, management)
- Consumer Goods and Services
- Cooperative Councils
- Credit Unions
- Credit Union Leagues
- Financial Services
- General Cooperative Associations & Sector Associations
- Hospitality (hotel, food service, tourism, travel)
- Industry (mining, manufacturing, and construction)
- Utilities (energy, water supply, and waste management)
- Worker Cooperatives
Some of the world’s largest and most successful enterprises are Cooperatives – the top 300 Cooperatives alone have a turnover of over $2.2 trillion