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A community-led initiative to promote sustainable jobs and provide clean energy solutions in Australia

Earthworker, a community-led initiative to provide sustainable, wealth-creating jobs that empower local communities and provide clean energy solutions, is setting up an Australia-wide network of community owned cooperatives. They are beginning with Eureka’s Future – a worker cooperative to manufacture high quality solar hot water systems in Dandenong, and then Morwell, in the heart of Victoria’s coal-burning LaTrobe (...)

Ingeniar, a cooperative set up by young people

Twelve young people who have recently left university have joined forces to set up a cooperative in order to ensure that they have a bright future and to work in the local sector. They are focussing their efforts on the world of engineering in Río Cuarto, a small town in the south of the province of Cordoba in Argentina.

What is the Outlook for the Economy in a Context of Financial Crises and Social Inequalities?

For the third edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will take place in Quebec City, Canada, from October 11 to 13, 2016, Joseph E. Stiglitz, eminent heoretician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Mark R. Kramer, FSG co-founder and shared value advocate, and Robert Reich, influential economist and former Secretary of Labor under U.S. President Bill Clinton, will analyze the new global socioeconomic and geopolitical realities in order to identify (...)

Co-op schools help to reform Cuba’s education system

Recently, presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands in a historic meeting, and the normalisation of relations between America and Cuba has already started to have an impact on Cuban society.

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