Exploring the Impact of Cooperatives: Insights from the World Cooperative Monitor 2023

In the dynamic world of global economics, cooperatives are not just players; they are game-changers 🌍. The much-anticipated 12th edition of the World Cooperative Monitor (WCM) 2023, produced by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) with the scientific 🧬 and technical support of the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse), is set to illuminate the cooperative sector's vast landscape.

The official launch, a not-to-be-missed event for cooperative enthusiasts and professionals alike, is scheduled for Thursday, 25 January, from 14h00 – 15h30 (CET).

A Decade of Cooperative Insights
Since its inception in 2012, the WCM has been a cornerstone in showcasing the might of cooperative and mutual enterprises πŸ’ͺ. Through diligent economic data collection and thematic analysis, it has consistently demonstrated these organizations' capacity to not only thrive but also significantly impact their communities 🌟.

What's New in the 2023 Edition?
This year's report is brimming with crucial insights 🌐. It offers the annual rankings of the Top 300 largest cooperative and mutual enterprises, along with sector-specific rankings. But it's not just about numbers. The 2023 edition dives into the tangible benefits provided to members and explores how these enterprises communicate their cooperative identity and advantage. This thematic chapter, developed in collaboration with the International Cooperative Entrepreneurship Think Tank (ICETT), marks the beginning of a deeper exploration into the rewards of cooperative membership πŸ†.

Key Highlights of the Report

  • Top 5 Cooperatives by Turnover: Featuring leaders like Groupe CrΓ©dit Agricole and REWE Group, the report highlights the economic heft of cooperatives πŸ’΅.
  • Turnover Over GDP Per Capita: A unique perspective putting cooperatives like India's IFFCO in the spotlight πŸ”¦.
  • Diversity in Organizational Structures: From Producer to Multistakeholder cooperatives, the report underscores the model's adaptability πŸ”„.
  • Sectoral Reach: Cooperatives are making their mark in agriculture, finance, retail, and more πŸ›’.
  • Global Influence: With a presence in Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific, cooperatives are a global phenomenon 🌏.
  • Five-Year Trend Analysis: Offering a window into the cooperative sector's evolution πŸ“ˆ.

Join the Launch Event
The launch of the World Cooperative Monitor 2023 is more than just an unveiling of a report; it's a celebration of the cooperative movement's resilience and innovation πŸŽ‰. It's an opportunity to gain valuable insights, network with like-minded professionals, and be inspired by the cooperative model's global impact.

Register Here to participate in the launch event and immerse yourself in the world of cooperatives.

As we eagerly await the official launch of the 12th edition of the World Cooperative Monitor, one thing is clear:

Cooperatives are not just business entities; they are pillars of a more inclusive and sustainable economic future ✨.

Their resilience, adaptability, and impact are what make this report not just informative, but a beacon for those aspiring to make a difference through cooperative enterprise.

For a sneak peek, check out the Executive Summary of the report or download the file below β€”


To participate in the launch event and for more detailed information, visit www.monitor.coop. Let's celebrate the power of cooperation together! 🀝


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