Finland is a geographically large country with cold winters and a sizeable industrial sector. This effects in our need for energy. About 80 per cent of Finland’s electricity consumption is covered by own production and the remainder is imported from other countries. Mostly from Sweden. Finland is part of the pan-Nordic electricity market. The physical
Finland is the most forested country in Europe and forests account for three quarters of Finland’s surface. The forest industry is a major contributor to wellbeing in Finland. The sector accounts for over 20 per cent of Finland’s export revenue and it is a major employer, especially in regional areas. In addition to traditional products
Not a big leap every year – cooperatives have a reputation advantage in environmental responsibility
The carbon footprint of large cooperative companies decreased more slowly in 2021 than the previous year or not at all. It was to be expected, because the reductions in fossil emissions were huge in 2020: in meat industry HKScan over 50 and Atria around 30 percent and consumer coops S Group 20 percent. You can’t
The number of new cooperatives is falling for the eighth year in a row. Only 78 cooperatives were founded in 2021, compared to 92 the previous year. In 2019 the number of new cooperatives was 142 cooperatives, and a total of 235 we established in 2014. There is still a lot of work to be
Water coops 2021: Water services and sewerage development work is carried out in wide-ranging cooperation
Thanks to new tools, asset management is becoming routine for all water utilities companies. The annual investments of Finnish water supply facilities are 400 million euros. It is a large amount, but still not enough, as the amount should be approximately EUR 770 million. This is clear from the State of Built Assets ROTI 2021
The reflation measures of governments and central banks offered banks the keys to success on a silver platter last year. For example, OP Financial Group and Savings Bank Group characterized their results as record high. In 2022, their own skills will also be weighed. Banks’ money transactions with consumers went well last year. More loans
A donation of 370 000 euros to the economics department of the University of Eastern Finland for the study of cooperatives
Pellervo Coop Center, OP Cooperative, Tradeka and North-Carelia Cooperative (PKO) have donated 370 000 euros to the University of Eastern Finland, which will be allocated to the economics department.
Petition to the Government of Finland: Cooperatives should be a stronger part of school and university education!
A large number of Finnish business leaders and researchers appeal to the Ministers of Education and Culture to include the cooperative businesses model more strongly into the Finnish school education. The reason for this, is the common concern that the business and economic model represented by cooperative companies is now very poorly reflected in the education system.
Understanding of what cooperation is and what cooperatives are has clearly become more widespread in recent years. It is primarily due to the improved communication of cooperative businesses themselves, not school education. Still, the vast majority (64%) of the Finnish population say they are fairly poorly or not at all familiar with cooperation.
What is a cooperative? This question is now being answered by six popular Finnish social media influencers, each with their own style. The pioneering campaign aims to awaken young people aged 16 to 25.
New cooperative established in Finland to offer national authentication services – an alternative to tech giants
In the future, it will be easier for Finns to log in to digital services instead of managing different IDs, or relying on the systems of Facebook and Google, when a national digital identification service by The Finnish Authentication Cooperative is introduced to the Finnish market.
Do you need information about how to start a cooperative in Finland? Pellervo Coop Center’s guide “How to Start a Cooperative” is available now.
The Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development is a key instrument for implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Finland.
Pellervo made an umbrella commitment in 2019 and has challenged all cooperatives to join it with their own operational commitments and to increase diversity and equality in their activities.
The biggest challenge for the cooperative movement is that the business model is not sufficiently known. At the request of Pellervo Coop Center, Kantar TNS surveyed the attitudes of Finns aged 18-30 towards cooperatives and collaborative entrepreneurship.