Platform economy revolutionizes business. An enormous amount of value is created on platforms like Über or Airbnb by their users – consumers and especially those producing the service. But to whom does the added value go to and who decides on the operating principles of the platform? Pellervo Coop Center organized an event in Helsinki
Six out of ten (60 %) Finns have a positive or very positive attitude towards cooperation. This emerges from a survey conducted by Pellervo Coop Center (www.pellervo.fi). The corresponding figure ten years ago was 47 %. The attitude was most positive in the capital area of Helsinki, where the change was most remarkable compared to the situation ten years ago. The best known cooperatives in Finland are S Group (consumer cooperative), OP Group (cooperative bank), Valio (dairy), LähiTapiola (mutual insurance company), POP Bank and Metsä Group (forest cooperative).
Dear seminar attendees Welcome to the most cooperative country in the world. With a population of 5, 5 million we still manage to have 7 million memberships in our cooperatives and mutuals. Finland has over 5000 cooperative enterprises in many fields. We have retail cooperatives, mutuals, cooperative banks, agri-cooperatives, infra-cooperatives, worker cooperatives, shopkeeper cooperatives and