The only national-level groups are Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs). Democracy in member-based groups gave way to grant-dependence. Some groups simply used their top-down structures to mold themselves into the image foundations desired.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: 1. Dru Oja Jay is the founder of the Media Coop network in Canada. He also built GEO's new website and continues to advise on its use and development. 2. NPIC is an acronym for "the nonprofit industrial complex.")
Eerik Wissenz, writing on Dmitry Orlov's valuable ClubOrlov, takes on the relentless push to privatize "The Commons". He points that while the privatizers are always claiming to be saving The Commons from unregulated over-use, privatization for profit motivates owners to over-use the property. Part one is linked above and part two can be read at this link. These are two of four parts, the remainder as yet to come on ClubOrlov.
Triple Bottom Line (TBL) practice is a fundamentally different kind of commerce that is growing exponentially in the business world.
• People: social change & justice, employee well-being, governance, ownership, community involvement, philanthropy, legacy, and service to our clients;
• Planet: building performance standards, resilience, company carbon footprints, and environmental restoration;
• Profits: financial success and stability, capitalization, sales and marketing, investment.
The CoopEcon Conference 2013, organized by the Southern Grassroots Economies Project, is happening October 4-6, 2013 in Alabama
Few institutions embody the image of Canada's international benevolence like non-governmental organizations devoted to development abroad. But do the actions of Canadian NGOs genuinely match this perception?
It’s incredible that worker-owned businesses have flourished in the economic rubble of Argentina where it is very difficult to conduct business at all.
The US Conference of Mayors adopted The Shareable Cities Resolution
In Brazil, 1.8 million people are employed under this alternative economic model. But is it a viable way to reduce inequality and revolutionise labour relations?
Many people are distressed by the damage for-profit land development can do to communities. Formerly inexpensive and affordable properties are "upgraded" by expensive renovations or outright replacement, "gentrifying" them.
Pedicabs ride toward a sharing economy
The National Dialogue Network (NDN) seeks to coordinate local challenging conversations into mindful national dialogue about poverty and wealth.
Fred Khonje and Jamal Tekleweld of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association discuss the past, present and future of the co-op movement in Saskatchewan as Regina celebrates Co-op Week.