Earlier this week, Howard Brodsky, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of CCA Global Partners, Inc. made history by winning the International Rochdale Pioneers Award during the biennial International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) Global Cooperative Conference, an event gathering delegations from over 106 countries in Kigali, Rwanda, to celebrate cooperatives vital contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Brodsky Co-Founded CCA Global in Manchester, NH in 1984, bringing scale to entrepreneurial family businesses by creating an international enterprise of 15 unique cooperative businesses in multiple sectors of the economy from home furnishings, business services, sports retail stores, to childcare, nonprofits and more. Together, they serve 1 million small businesses in four countries and 20,000 childcare centers across America.
Beyond his innovations domestically, Brodsky has emerged as a leader in the global cooperative movement, founding Cooperatives for a Better World (CFBW), a not-for-profit dedicated to sharing the benefits of shared ownership and the cooperative business model. CFBW has partnered with cooperatives in 14 countries, reaching over a quarter of the world population.