Adoption of energy efficiency options by co-operatives in regional Australia: An early stage explorative study

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Abstract

According to the Blueprint for a co-operative decade, co-operatives are making a crucial contribution towards the shift to a low carbon economy and by 2020, co-operatives are expected to position themselves as builders of sustainability. Regarding the environment sustainability the co-operatives in all sectors are looking at some innovations to reduce their carbon footprints, to be carbon neutral, at investing in energy efficient technologies (ICC report). On the same note, the International Co-operative Alliance added the principle No. 7: Concerns for Community which is supposed to also encompass the notion of environmental sustainability. However, some research on the relevance of the co-operative principles as based on the evidence from the Australian co-operative sector argues that perhaps this principle may not capture the environmental issues (Oczkowski, Krivokapic-Skoko, and Plummer, 2013). Instead, the members of co-operatives tend to view their community sponsorship more as marketing/advertising spending rather than as an expression of concern for the community and the environment related issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperatives in a rapidly changing world: innovation in enterprise and community
Subtitle of host publicationICA2018 Research Conference
Pages207-210
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
EventInternational Cooperative Alliance 2018 Research Conference: ICA2018 - Wageningen International Conference Centre, Wageningen, Netherlands
Duration: 04 Jul 201806 Jul 2018
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Cooperative Alliance 2018 Research Conference
Abbreviated titleCooperatives in a rapidly changing world: innovation in enterprise and community
CountryNetherlands
CityWageningen
Period04/07/1806/07/18
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    Small, F., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., & Khan, J. (2018). Adoption of energy efficiency options by co-operatives in regional Australia: An early stage explorative study. In Cooperatives in a rapidly changing world: innovation in enterprise and community: ICA2018 Research Conference (pp. 207-210)