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How the co-op movement made steps towards equality in 2017

By on January 12, 2018

An encouraging article which, among other things, mentions Platform Coops. Let’s hope that in 2018 we can speak about strides, rather than steps. The article was originally published in Cooperative News. Building a ‘human economy’ Co-ops have a key part to play if the world is to move to a “human economy” says Oxfam after... Continue reading

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Lessons from Finland: building a co-operative economy

By on January 10, 2018

Ed Mayo: In a sparsely populated country with a short summer and long, hard winter, the idea of people working together for a common interest comes naturally. As a result there are more member-owners of co-operative enterprises in Finland than there are people. The average adult is a member of two co-operatives; those in a... Continue reading

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Turn Failed Sustainability Startups Into Fertile Soil (Humus) For New Ones – By Making Them Open Source

By on January 5, 2018

I have this idea for a while now and after my first interaction with the sustainability startup accelerator Climate KIC in Milan yesterday I decided to use the time on the train back to Berlin to finally share it. It starts with the question: How to make quicker progress with sustainability in the world of Startups? Here is an... Continue reading

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Turn Failed Sustainability Startups Into Fertile Soil (Humus) For New Ones – By Making Them Open Source

By on January 5, 2018

I have this idea for a while now and after my first interaction with the sustainability startup accelerator Climate KIC in Milan yesterday I decided to use the time on the train back to Berlin to finally share it. It starts with the question: How to make quicker progress with sustainability in the world of Startups? Here is an... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: New Ventures in Commons-Based Publishing

By on December 28, 2017

David Bollier, Lara Mallien & Santiago Hoerth Moura: . Community building turns out to be a great way to bypass the formidable costs of conventional markets and to bring authors and readers together in highly efficient ways. Below, we profile some noteworthy pioneers of commons-based publishing – for academic journals, books and magazines. These examples... Continue reading

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