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Cooperatives establish a new Lobby

cooperative – that sounds kind of dusty, according to the Gottlieb Duttweiler, or to the class struggle. "Not at all!", Ursula Nold, President of the Migros-genossenschafts-Bund says. " operatives stand for modern values such as self-help, self-responsibility and entrepreneurship," says Nold, it even speaks of a "trendy idea", which is related with that of the Sharing Economy.

Nold is not only President of the largest cooperative in the country, but also President-elect of the Idée Coopérative, the "cooperative of cooperatives". The cooperative shall have its seat in Bern and want to act as a Swiss centre of competence for the cooperative sector.

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in addition to the Migros are Cooperatives such as Raiffeisen, Fenaco, Mobiliarm, Mobility, Reka, and WE Bank with one of the party. Nold is confident that further small and large cooperatives will join. In this country there is a total of 8500 companies with this legal form.

The Idée Coopérative replaces the previous community of interest cooperative company, which was located at the University of Lucerne. The new organization will provide more practical support. To be presented at the end of April, a Corporate Governance guide of cooperatives, the experts are currently working on.

"The two cases are a good way in order to draw Lessons for other cooperatives to offer."Ursula Nold, Migros-genossenschafts-Bund

This is addressed a topical issue: In the case of Raiffeisen, and Ex-Bank boss Pierin Vincenz, the present lack of Corporate Governance plays in the cooperative a major role. And also in the current legal rope new castle, in Migros in Freiburg have helped contemporary guidelines on corporate governance may.

Nold don't want to comment on the incidents in terms of content, but says: "The two cases offer a good way in order to draw Lessons for other cooperatives." And, she stresses, that it is exceptions.


forget The new cooperative Lobby with a Monitor, the economic relevance of cooperatives highlighting. It goes on to political demands? The members of the Idée Coopérative were already in their industries active, says Nold, but in fundamental questions, perhaps about a stock law reform. "We see again and again that the cooperatives forgotten, be it in politics or in teaching at the universities."

"The cooperative would be the right Form for sustainable economies."Ursula Nold, Migros-genossenschafts-Bund

the Latter show that young companies chose hardly the Form of a cooperative, so Nold. "The cooperative would be the right Form for sustainable economies." However, there are also examples of newly established cooperatives. Nold's called Discover.swiss, a common digital platform of the Swiss tourism destinations, or the Zurich music collective Red Brick Chapel, the 16 solo artists and Bands belong to.

Created: 06.12.2019, 06:02 PM

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