Vol. 3 No. 11 (2023)
Articles

SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES IN COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EMERGING TRENDS

Ik- Ugwoezuonu Lilian, Ph. D.
Department of Cooperative Economic and Management, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Published 2023-11-24

Keywords

  • Sustainability,
  • Environmental practices,
  • Cooperative Societies,
  • Challenges

How to Cite

Ik- Ugwoezuonu Lilian. (2023). SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES IN COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EMERGING TRENDS. African Journal of Business and Economic Development, 3(11), 75-83. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ajbed/article/view/300

How to Cite

Ik- Ugwoezuonu Lilian. (2023). SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES IN COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EMERGING TRENDS. African Journal of Business and Economic Development, 3(11), 75-83. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ajbed/article/view/300

Abstract

This research focuses on sustainability and environmental practices within cooperative enterprises. Employing a case study methodology, this research investigates selected cooperative enterprises to gain a comprehensive understanding of their sustainability initiatives, the challenges they encounter, and the outcomes they have achieved. Data collection involved interviews, site visits, and document analysis. The findings reveal that cooperative enterprises actively engage in a range of sustainability practices, integrating them into their business operations. Motivations for adopting sustainability practices include collective responsibility, alignment with cooperative principles, member demand, and potential cost savings and improved reputation. However, challenges such as limited financial resources, lack of expertise, and regulatory constraints exist. 

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