In the United Kingdom, the FairShares Association has been refining how democratic control can be balanced between founders, workers, investors, and users. Like B-Corps, FairShares projects involve a formal commitment to social, environmental, and financial impact auditing, but it also embeds the equitable sharing of power and wealth.  

Please join Green Worker Cooperatives for OWNING OUR POWER: 15 YEARS OF COOPERATION on Thursday, October 17th from 6pm-9pm to celebrate 15 years of building worker power throughout NYC.

Carole Rich was given her first garden gnome when the housing co-op that she formed with her neighbours opened, thirty six years ago. “They thought I was crazy so it was a gift for crazy woman” she says.

The Co-op Economy is the nation’s only comprehensive report on the UK’s co-operative sector. It reveals turnover, membership and employee figures for thousands of co-op businesses across the UK.


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Excited youth milled around under the shade of palm trees in the balmy weather of Zimbabwe. Many were nervous. They were about to explore what they had to offer and what they needed from 150 other young people they didn’t know, as the opening to a weekend of leadership training.


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