They say the best way to learn is to teach. It couldn’t be more true. Writing a blog post is the process of condensing a lot of information into an easily digestible form. As a result, I’m learning right along with my readers. Here’s something I didn’t know:
Cooperatives are not a marginal phenomenon:
- More than 12% of humanity is part of any of the 3 million cooperatives in the world!
- The Top 300 cooperatives and mutuals report a total turnover of 2,1 trillion USD, according to the World Co-operative Monitor (2017).
- Cooperatives contribute to the sustainable economic growth and stable, quality employment, employing 280 million people across the globe, in other words, 10% of the world’s employed population.
You might also be interested to know the Italian researcher Sara Vicari and filmmaker Andrea Mancori, have set a goal of visiting and documenting, in a series of short films, some of the most striking and inspiring cooperatives from different economic sectors in five continents. They started the aroundtheworld.coop project in January. You can get more detailed information about the project on their blog,
All the videos will be made available on ICA’s youtube channel