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Funding the Future:Emerging strategies in co-operative financing and capitalization was commissioned from Delotte for the 2012 International Summit of Co-operatives, held in Quebec City from 8-11 October 2011.
To understanmd whether co-operaqtives are facing the same issues as the larger market; how their uniue structure makes it easier or more difficult to achieve adequate funding and what they can learn from their peers, CFOs and senior executives from the world's largest co-operatives were asked how their organizations had fared during the crisis, and how their financing and capitalization strategies were evolving to respond to new market realities. The survey revealed:
The impact of the crisis is real.
Financing priorities are changing.
Regulatory pressure is intensifying.
Access to funding is a priority.
Challenges related to the co-operative structure will continue.
At 8:30 p.m on 29 December ABC1 showed the first of four programs on the People's Supermarket in the UK. The programs were first broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK in early 2011. The People's Supermarket was established in May 2010. Is the People's Supermarket a food co-operative or is it something else?
On behalf of all States and Territories, on 8 November 2011 NSW Fair Trading invited submissions on reporting requirements for small co-operatives. Submissions closed on the 7 December 2011. Seven submissions were received from - NSW Department of Education and training, the Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd, the Australian Accounting Standards Board, Co-operatives WA, Mark Snell and the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society Co-operative Ltd.