Measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Impact in the Co-operative Sector

Sep 19, 2019

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and the Centre for Excellence in Accounting and Reporting of Co-operatives (CEARC) of St-Mary’s University are partnering to complete a study titled Measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Impact in the Co-operative Sector.

OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED — CMC and CEARC would like to know if and how the sustainability practices of co-operatives are aligned with the SDGs. This is also a great opportunity to share your questions about the goals and to gain a better understanding of how they can be directly related to your core co-operative business activities and mission. 

We are seeking the participation of co-operatives and mutuals of various sizes and industries, whose leaders would like to engage in this important endeavor.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Develop a set of SDG indicators relevant to the co-operative sector
  2. Create a streamlined process for co-operatives to understand their SDG impact
  3. Assess their co-operative’s SDG impact
  4. Provide information to the co-operative sector on the SDGs
  5. Network with other sustainability-minded co-operative leaders from across Canada
  • Three easy ways to get more information on this endeavor:
  1. See the SDG Participant Overview
  2. Join a webinar on
    Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 1:00 PM—1:30 PM EDT (ENGLISH)
    Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 1:30 PM—2:00 PM EDT (FRENCH)
  3. Contact Dr. Daphne Rixon at or 902-496-8212, if you are not available for the webinar but would like to learn more about the project.


Participate in this important endeavour by

  • Circulating this information widely in your network:
  • Downloading this image and promote the study on your social media feeds, info letters and on your webpage;
  • Using these hashtags #coopSDG and #coopODD