Rodrigo Gouveia, Director of Policy for the International Co-operative Alliance. is interviewed by Vernon Oakes. Rodrigo and Vernon discuss the Rodrigo and Vernon will discuss the 2016 Quebec International Summit of Cooperatives, and Declaration that was established at the conference.
Howard Brodsky, Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners is interviewed by Vernon Oakes. Vernon and Howard discuss how he has used the cooperative business model to expand his cooperative partners, new ways to use social media to promote the cooperatives, and the organization he currently Chairs; Cooperatives for a Better World.
Alan Knapp, NCBA CLUSA's Vice President of Advocacy, discusses the role he plays as an advocate, the recent Congressional Fly-in, and how the Cooperative Legislative Caucus and Interagency Working Group can be used to advance initiatives and concerns of the cooperative community within the legislature.
Dr. Martin Lowery, Executive Vice President of Member and Association Relations, at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) discusses his involvement in the cooperative movement, and the cooperatives' contribution to developing renewables and increasing energy efficiency both in the U.S. and around the world, including their role in the Electrify Africa program.
Chief Operating Officer for NCBA CLUSA's International Programs discusses how the organization supports community-led development across 20 countries. NCBA CLUSA builds resilient communities, promotes economic opportunity and strengthens cooperatives and producer groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America. More information on NCBA CLUSA's current international programs can be found here.
Teresa Freeborn, President and CEO of Exceed Financial Credit Union, appears on Everything Co-op. In recognition of Women's History Month and the celebration of NCBA CLUSA's 100th Year Anniversary, Vernon and Teresa discuss the history and evolution of credit unions, the role that credit unions played in the cooperative movement, and the importance of being intentional about maintaining a balance of both gender and ethnicity in business, organizations and on boards.
Vernon Oakes of Everything Co-op interviews NCBA CLUSA President and CEO Judy Ziewacz on the power of cooperatives to empower lives. Everything Co-op is a partner in celebrating 100 years of supporting cooperatives that build a better world. Stay tuned throughout the year for new episodes on monthly themes.