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New Free eBook: Co-operatives for Sustainable Communities

Editors: Leslie Brown, Chiara Corini, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Lou Hammond-Ketilson, Elizabeth Hicks, John McNamara, Sonja Novkovic, Daphne Rixon and Richard Simmons.

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network (MCDRN) and the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) joined forces in 2014 to organize an international conference, focused on how and why co-operatives assess their performance and their impacts on society.

Out of this conference, researchers developed a book highlighting the latest tools, methodologies, and experiences with measuring and reporting the co-operative difference from around the world. Co-operatives for Sustainable Communities explores five interconnected themes:

  1. Statistics and data collection
  2. Putting co-operative principles into practice
  3. Community impact
  4. Member and stakeholder engagement
  5. Reporting practices (co-operative identity and sustainability)

Read more and download the free ebook at Canadian Co-operative Research Network


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