Exploring the Intersection of the Economic and Social Elements of Co-operation
October 29, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Eastern (1 hour duration)
Registration now open: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/382251969
This webinar explores where the economic and business aspects of co-operatives intersect with the social aspects of co-operatives. In exploring these concurrent bottom lines, the speakers will examine co-operatives in the context of the social economy as well as exploring how co-operatives use social accounting to critically examine their social impact as an enterprise. Dr. J.J. McMurtry of York University and editor of the book Living Economics: Perspectives on Canada’s Social Economy, will define the social economy (unpacking how these two concepts can be defined together) and how co-operatives can be defined therein. Dr. Laurie Mook of Arizona State University and co-author of the book What Counts: social accounting for nonprofits and cooperatives, will describe concepts of social and sustainability accounting and describe how co-operatives balance this type of measurement and performance evaluation in tandem with economic and business evaluation.
Participants in the webinar will be welcomed to share examples and comments from their own experiences.