Resources on Cooperatives and Future of Work

Cooperation in the Future of Work

The world of work is undergoing major processes of change, and cooperation, through cooperative and other forms of social and solidarity economy enterprises, is emerging with viable and sustainable responses to these transformations.

There are several forces transforming the world of work, from the onward march of technology and the impact of climate change to the changing character of demographics, production and employment. Cooperation, through cooperative enterprises and other forms of social and solidarity economy enterprises, is emerging with viable and sustainable responses to these changes from renewable energy and platform cooperatives to social care cooperatives and worker buy outs. It has a unique opportunity to make an impact, given the growing global quest for new forms of business and growth models.

ILO is working towards enhancing the knowledge base and understanding on the opportunities of cooperation for the future of work through publications and participation in the debates around the topic, with a view to expand to other areas as they emerge.