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The Benefits of Renationalising Utilities through Cooperative and Public Consumer-Based Membership Models

The debate over the renationalisation of utilities such as water companies has gained momentum in recent years. Advocates argue that bringing these essential services back under public ownership can lead to better outcomes for consumers, the environment, and the economy. One innovative approach to renationalisation is adopting cooperative and public consumer-based membership business models. This model not only aligns the…

Embracing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Standards: The Path to Sustainable Business Success

In recent years, businesses worldwide have increasingly recognised the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in driving long-term value creation and sustainable growth. ESG considerations include climate change, diversity and inclusion, labour practices, corporate governance, and ethical business conduct. As stakeholders increasingly demand greater accountability, transparency, and responsibility from corporations, embracing ESG principles presents a significant opportunity for…

Sociocracy In Collaborative Community Development And Placemaking Projects

Introduction to Sociocracy The need for effective governance in collaborative projects, especially those focused on placemaking, cannot be overstated. Sociocracy is emerging as a new project governance method due to its emphasis on collaboration, transparency, and adaptability. Unlike traditional top-down approaches to project governance, sociocracy promotes distributed decision-making and self-organisation, empowering teams to decide collectively based on consent rather than…

The Rise of Cooperative Business Models: A eCulture Perspective

In recent years, there has been a notable surge in the popularity of cooperative business models worldwide. From small-scale startups to large enterprises, more and more businesses are embracing the cooperative approach, which prioritises democratic decision-making, shared ownership, and equitable distribution of profits. In this blog article, we’ll explore the rise of cooperative businesses, with a particular focus on the…

Grateful for Living in a Benevolent Society

It’s easy, yet disheartening, to view humanity as indifferent, driven mainly by a thirst for wealth and power, leaving those disadvantaged without hope or means to improve their lot. This perspective, however, doesn’t capture the whole essence of our world. In my journey through the non-profit sector, I am always profoundly moved by the realisation that millions of people, not…

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