By their very nature, cooperatives play a triple role:
- As economic actors they create opportunities for jobs, livelihoods and income generation
- As people-centered enterprises with social goals they contribute to social equity and justice
- As democratic institutions, they are controlled by their members, playing a leading role in society and local communities.
For the International Day of Cooperatives, we have put together stories of 12 cooperatives different sectors and regions of the world boosting SDG12 by highlight how cooperatives can become the vehicle to ensure sustainable consumption and production of goods and services.
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