CO-OPERATION AND COMPETITION, HOW TO BALANCE THIS PARADOX TO WIN
Co-operatives are companies that must compete to stay in the market. But their co-operative values also speak of Interco-operation. How can we rally both competition and inter co-operation? From the experience of an Olympic skater, Kristina Groves will shed light on this phenomenon, where cooperation and competition play a key role in the success of this changing world. She will also share her insights and inspiration as Project Ambassador for Alberta Solar Co-operative. What does it take to win?
Kristina GROVES, Entrepreneur, speaker and Olympic long-track speed skating medallist
THE IMPORTANCE OF VALUES FOR CO-OPERATIVE BUSINESSES IN THE CHANGING WORLD
At their best, values can inspire motivation and commitment across a business. But there is often a gap between the values a business espouses and the reality. Business values can be an afterthought, or worse treated as a costly overhead. What are the practical ways in which values and principles can be at the heart of co-operative success and adapt in a changing world?
Ed MAYO, Author of “Values: How to Bring Values to Life in Your Business,” Secretary General, Co‑operatives UK, Manchester, United Kingdom
THE POWER OF ALLIANCES IN EFFECTING THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
Co-operatives play a vital role in building strong communities in both the developed and developing world. But they are not the only actors who serve this purpose. Civil society as a whole contributes to our collective development, and today, foundations and other social and economic actors are coming together and using the SDGs at home and internationally as a common framework to find ways to co-operate.
Andrew Chunilall will share how SDG framework is being used by community foundations as well as a broader national network of organizations, institutions, and individuals who are committed to achieving the 17 UN SDG goals by the year 2030.