Co-operative Development & the New Economy

Co-operative Development & the New Economy

There is growing recognition of the role that can be played by worker and community-owned co-operative enterprises in creating decent employment, tackling economic inequality, promoting democratic ownership and building community trust and cohesion. Co-operative models can also point to the possibility of an emancipatory future, as we struggle to build an economy centred on people, place and planet.

Worker and community-owned co-operatives are commonplace in different parts of Europe, and have formed a key pillar of new municipal experiments across the globe. Since its foundation Trademark has been working to build up Ireland’s underdeveloped co-operative sector through education, lobbying, policy work and mentoring co-operative enterprises from concept to start-up and through to business development.

The Trademark team is on hand to advise anyone who has an idea for a co-operative business or to support existing enterprises in the areas of finance, governance, media and strategic development. We have a long record of assisting in the establishment and continued development of community- and worker-owned enterprises across Ireland and Britain, including the highly successful Belfast Cleaning Society.

A founding member of the All-Ireland Solidarity Economy Network, Trademark also helping to build a local, regional, national and international ecosystem of co-operatives and co-operative practitioners.

Co-operative development is a part of an ambitious and viable agenda for a new economy – one that is democratic and just, responsive to the needs of communities, and meets the urgent threat of climate breakdown. In support of this agenda, Trademark is also engaged in work to promote just transition and community wealth building strategies for structural economic change, both in Ireland and further afield.

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Co-operative Development & the New Economy

There is growing recognition of the role that can be played by worker and community-owned co-operative enterprises in creating decent employment, tackling economic inequality, promoting democratic ownership and building community trust and cohesion. Co-operative models can also point to the possibility of an emancipatory future, as we struggle to build an economy centred on people, place and planet.

Worker and community-owned co-operatives are commonplace in different parts of Europe, and have formed a key pillar of new municipal experiments across the globe. Since its foundation Trademark has been working to build up Ireland’s underdeveloped co-operative sector through education, lobbying, policy work and mentoring co-operative enterprises from concept to start-up and through to business development.

The Trademark team is on hand to advise anyone who has an idea for a co-operative business or to support existing enterprises in the areas of finance, governance, media and strategic development. We have a long record of assisting in the establishment and continued development of community- and worker-owned enterprises across Ireland and Britain, including the highly successful Belfast Cleaning Society.

A founding member of the All-Ireland Solidarity Economy Network, Trademark also helping to build a local, regional, national and international ecosystem of co-operatives and co-operative practitioners.

Co-operative development is a part of an ambitious and viable agenda for a new economy – one that is democratic and just, responsive to the needs of communities, and meets the urgent threat of climate breakdown. In support of this agenda, Trademark is also engaged in work to promote just transition and community wealth building strategies for structural economic change, both in Ireland and further afield.

Enquire about co-operative development & the new economy

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