The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) – with the scientific and technical support of Euricse – launched a new project: The World Co-operative Monitor.
Thanks to the support of Crédit Coopératif, the Desjardins Group, the Indian Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), Organização das Cooperativas Brasileiras (OCB), and The Co-operative Group, this project aims to monitor and demonstrate the economic and social impact of the largest cooperative and mutual organizations worldwide.
The research team launched the pilot study of the World Co-operative Monitor in 2012, collecting economic and social data on the world’s largest cooperatives and mutuals as of 2010.
Of the top 300 cooperatives and mutuals surveyed, the total turnover is 1,975.6 billion USD.
These top 300 organizations are distributed in 24 countries around the world and are primarily in the insurance sector (43%), agriculture and food industries (26%), and the consumer and retail sector (21%).