Through these periodic events, we will explore new trends in technological and social innovation (management, leadership, governance, etc.), to prepare the cooperative business model for the challenges it faces and those to come.
Through its basic governance principles practiced for over 150 years, today, the cooperative market can offer a path to the traditional market based on respect for sustainable development, equality, inclusive values, and people-centered principles.
However, in order to assume this role of a leader in directing the “new normal”, the cooperative market must remain agile, innovative, updated and inclined towards digital adaptation, something that has been talked about vastly and is at the core of any market today.
Since joining Co operatives UK as Chief Executive in January 2021, Rose Marley has been leading the way in highlighting the crucial role that co operatives can play in building back better from the Covid 19 pandemic.
Corporate Innovation Specialist awarded with the Mark of Excellence for the Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence at the 2017 European Association Awards, in Brussels.
Jean-Louis Bancel was elected as President of Cooperatives Europe at the General Assembly on 27 April 2017 in Malta. Born in 1955, graduated from HEC (1978), ENA (1980–1982), PhD in Law, he chairs the Principles Committee of the ICA Board and is a member of the ICA Audit and Risk Committee.
Moving ahead in the new Normal - Welcoming word
Introduction to the 20th of April’s event
THE FUTURE OF CO OPERATION
As 20th Century philosopher Bertrand Russell said, ‘The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation’ and Rose Marley, CEO of Co operatives UK will provide a keynote with the reality of what this means on its 100th anniversary in 2054. The future of co operation is about to be impacted with technological advances that will completely change the way we live , work and consume and create the optimum conditions for a renaissance in the worldwide co operative movement.
THE FUTURE OF COOPERATIVES IN THE AGE OF THE CONVERGENCE AND ANTIFRAGILITY MOVEMENTS.
We now live in a new world. Today, the top performers have either reinvented themselves or explored fundamentally novel growth opportunities, powered by the possibilities of "Convergence" that integrates historically distinct technological and scientific disciplines. "Convergence" erases the boundaries between the digital, physical, and online environments and generates unprecedented opportunities for science, technology and business. But in today's fluid world, being collaborative, adaptive and resilient is not sufficient for survival and growth. Coops also need to cultivate "Anti-fragility" to persevere in the face of continuous acceleration, volatility, and adversity, feed on these conditions to grow stronger, improve their sense-making capabilities, and develop a bias to action.
3 INNOVATIVE SHOWCASES
LET’S DIG DEEPER INTO SHOWCASE
A discussion will take place. From their experience, Fotis and Rose will share with the 3 cooperatives, ideas, and ways of do ing things to maintain the development of these cooperatives. We will learn more about why these organisations made certain choices over others and what led them to success and what they could do to be even more successful.
Questions from viewers will be asked to panelists
We had explored the role of cooperatives in the ‘new normal’ and how agility, innovation and digital transformation is fundamental in adapting to the new challenges.
We are now moving ahead in the new normal. We will explore why and how create innovative cooperatives, which will be more than a resilient. They should be antifragile in a converging era.
Technological innovation contributes to the development and wealth of people and their cooperatives, in all sectors of activity, and preserves the environment and its biodiversity.
“Certified B Corps are companies that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps is accelerating a global culture change to redefine business success and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy." Is this sound familiar?
The world is changing whether we like it or not. Doing business is changing in the age of AI, robotics, remote working, hyper connectivity. Humanity is evolving and must adapt quickly, leaving behind entire populations who are unable to keep up, whether in rich or poor countries. The cooperative business model can make a difference through technological, social, and managerial innovations. | *Depending on current Covid-19 situation.
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