7th International workshop on cooperative finance and sustainable development

Trento, Italy on June 16th and 17th, 2016

More information at:


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ICA 2016 Congress “New Strategies for Co-operatives: Understanding and Managing Co-operative Creation, Transition and Transformation”

Almeria, 2016, 24th – 27th May

New Strategies for Co-operatives: Understanding and Managing Co-operative Creation, Transition and Transformation Programme

Conference programme, papers available at:


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World Co-operative Monitor 2015 edition launched today

The World Co-operative Monitor, a partnership between the International Co-operative Alliance (the Alliance) and the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse), collects available economic and social data on the world’s co-operative enterprises. The 2015 edition is the fourth one and it is built on data from 2013.

See: http://monitor.coop/

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Practitioners Forum 2015

Thursday 19 November, Manchester. Organized by Co-operatives UK.

The Practitioners Forum offers professional training for people operating in key roles in co-operative businesses large and small.

More information at http://www.uk.coop/node/25237

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Workshop “New systems of governance in the Social Economy”

At Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain December, 10th 2015

Organized by CEGEA.

More information at http://gobiernocoops.blogs.upv.es/

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Isabelle Ferrand, will represent the International Co-operative Alliance at the IFRS Advisory Council

Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the International Co-operative Alliance’s International Accounting and Regulatory Affairs Committee (IARAC) and Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, is proud to announce that Isabelle Ferrand, Chief Financial Officer of Confédération Nationale du Crédit Mutuel, has been selected to become a member of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Advisory Council.

This nomination is a first for the Alliance, which will now have permanent representation within the Council. Dame Pauline Green, President of International Co-operative Alliance expressed her satisfaction with this important achievement for the cooperative movement, and wished to thank Monique F. Leroux and the members of the IARAC for their efforts.

Source: https://www.sommetinter.coop/en/medias/news/alliance-will-have-permanent-representation-ifrs-advisory-council

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JEOD published Special Issue: The Cooperative Advantage for Community Development

Special Issue edited by Marcelo Vieta (University of Toronto) and Doug Lionais (Cape Breton University).
Cooperatives are diverse organizations that efficaciously address a plurality of socioeconomic needs and do so in democratic and sustainable ways. Rooted in the unique principles and values that distinguish them from other business types, cooperatives, in a nutshell, embody what has been called “the cooperative advantage”. This special issue highlights the myriad roles that cooperatives can and do have in protecting and developing communities, as well as the possible tensions and challenges that emerge in the process. Including seven articles from established and upcoming cooperative studies scholars, the special issue critically assesses diverse experiences of cooperatives deployed for community development. Via papers engaged in case study approaches, political economy perspectives, critical historical research, and qualitative and quantitative methods, this special issue of JEOD critically reflects on and contributes to understanding the role of cooperatives in grounding bottom-up and locally based community development.
Papers available at: http://www.jeodonline.com/
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The 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives

From October 11 to 13, 2016.

The third edition of the Summit will take place in Québec City, Canada, around the theme of Cooperatives: The Power to Act, and will show the real impact of cooperatives at the local, national and international levels.

Program and more information at  https://www.sommetinter.coop/en

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Call for papers special issue: “Social enterprise, accountability and social accounting” in the Social and Environmental Accountability Journal.

Deadline: 31 January 2016

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More information at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/reaj20 (Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information)

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Extension of the comment period—Conceptual Framework Exposure Drafts IASB

On 22 September 2015 the IASB decided to extend the comment period for both the Exposure Drafts Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting and Updating References to the Conceptual Framework by 30 days. The revised deadline for comments is now 25 November 2015.

Source: IASB

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