The IYC Book: 'Building a Better World'

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For a limited period you can purchase the ICA book for just £15 a copy, or £10 a copy if you purchase 10 copies or more, plus P & P.  Normal price £33.  

The IYC Book

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_small","fid":"1823","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"768","style":"width: 200px; height: 200px;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"768"}}]]The International Co-operative Alliance is extremely proud to announce the launch of its official book in commemoration of the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, a book filled with 100 co-operative stories which resonate well beyond the year and into the Co-operative Decade.

This high quality, visually stunning production highlights the achievements of both the international co-operative sector and those individuals behind our powerful movement. It tells moving personal stories and examines how co-operatives of scale ensure their ongoing success.

With Thanks to our IYC Book Partners

This book would not have been possible without the help of our IYC Book Partners


Building a Better World: 100 stories of co-operation is a collection of inspiring stories of co-operatives drawn from all around the globe.
The book demonstrates how our model of enterprise not only survives but flourishes in the face of crisis, whether economic downturn, humanitarian crisis like civil war or natural disasters like earthquakes and drought. It paints a picture, in human terms, of a financial model for the future.
The book is a vital communications tool for you to help raise awareness of the co-operative enterprise model, in your work with community, with government, with customers.  It also makes an ideal gift and will prove a useful educational volume for schools, universities and libraries. 
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