ICA Scan: Co-ops and sustainability

Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) is undertaking a sustainability scan for the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) to support the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade. The goal of the scan is to understand whether or not (or to what degree) cooperatives are sustainable, both intrinsically and through their actual activities.

A new online platform will use the “wisdom of the crowd” to highlight the efforts by cooperatives to address sustainability. The Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade describes sustainability as “the integration of environmental, economic, and social dimensions towards global stewardship and responsible management of resources”. SSG and the ICA would like to invite you to describe how your cooperative is addressing sustainability at www.sustainability.coop and you will be entered in a draw for a prize that includes registration and travel to the ICA Congress in November in Cape Town, South Africa!*

What will happen to this platform?

There will be a booth at the ICA congress so that coops can continue submitting to what will become a living database illustrating the global contribution of cooperatives to sustainability. The results of the scan will also be presented at the ICA congress in South Africa.

We look forward to reading your sustainability coop story at www.sustainability.coop!

– Fiona Duguid

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