Cooperative Capital Fund of New England
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In 2005, the National Cooperative Business Association  formed a task force of co-op financial leaders from across the US to look at the challenge of raising investment capital, which faces so many co-ops. The group looked at the capital needs of cooperatives around the nation, and at potential sources of capital—“both equity, or at-risk capital with an ownership interest, and debt, via loans provided by creditors.” A 2007 Report is at: http://www.ncba.coop/component/docman/doc_download/41-0702reportfinal2
The Cooperative Capital Fund of New England was created in 2007 as an independent ‘sister’ organization to Cooperative Fund of New England. CCF invests in co-ops without asking them to give up control over their enterprises or charging high fees, as conventional investors might. 
In June, 2010, Alan Robb, James Smith and Tom Webb (all of the international post-graduate Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions program,  presented a paper titled ‘Co-operative Capital: What It Is and Why Our World Needs It’ at a conference on Financial Co-operative Approaches to Local Development Through Sustainable Innovation, held in Trento, Italy. The paper examines how capital in a co-op differs from capital in an investor-owned business, both conceptually and in terms of behavior, and discusses the implications for public policy as well as co-opportunities resulting from the global financial collapse.