In response to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015, the members of the International Co-operative Alliance rallied to show their solidarity and commitment to this new global development policy. The result was Co-ops for 2030, an online platform for co-operatives to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), make pledges to help achieve them, and track their progress. Co-ops for 2030 was launched on 2 July 2016, the International Day of Co-operatives, to resounding support.
Since the launch of the platform, 80 co-operatives in 31 countries have made 167 pledges. These pledges cover all of the SDGs and touch all regions of the world. Some pledges come from large enterprises who are leaders in their sectors, and others come from small community groups who touch the lives of those most in need of a helping hand.
Co-ops for 2030: A movement achieving sustainable development for all serves to highlight and summarise the contributions of co-operative enterprises to SDGs in the first year of Co-ops for 2030. The Alliance hopes to release subsequent editions of the report every year on the International Day of Co-operatives.
Versions in Spanish and French will be released soon.