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Cooperatives are better businesses – in 2022, let’s prove it

I recently read a column by a wise cooperator who stated: We do not choose cooperatives because they are easy; we choose them because they are better.

So here’s my wish for 2022: As individual cooperators and as a cooperative community, let’s lean into what makes cooperatives better. By doing so, we will more positively impact our members and our communities.

We must start by asking what makes cooperatives better. To do that, we need to understand our cooperative identity—the definition, shared values and principles of cooperatives. NCBA CLUSA and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) have spent the past year focusing on just that. From NCBA CLUSA’s annual Cooperative IMPACT Conference to ICA’s World Cooperative Congress, we worked to embrace and deepen our shared identity in 2021.

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