Mutuo was founded in 2001 by Peter Hunt to provide an opportunity for the various co-operative and mutual sectors in the UK to work together where they had common aims.

Peter Hunt
Mark Willetts

Our goal

Mutuo’s initial goal was to educate and persuade decision makers about the importance of mutuals to the economy. Today, Mutuo’s international advocacy and research highlights the positive impact of mutual businesses, helping to create the conditions for mutuals to prosper.

Our mission

Since 2013 the Mutuo team has worked closely with the Australian Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM). During this partnership, Mutuo has helped to provide strategic advice and also led a number of key projects, including updating Federal legislation for mutuals to introduce a new capital instrument and the Sustainable Mutual Business Program, which developed an ESG narrative for co-operatives and mutuals.

From 2015-2020, Peter and Mark worked with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), co-authoring ‘The Peoples Business’ and ‘Who owns Europe’ research documents.

In the UK, Mutuo provides secretariat services to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mutuals. During 2021 Mutuo led the APPG’s successful campaign against the proposed demutualisation of LV=, one of the UK’s oldest and largest financial mutuals.

In 2023 Mutuo is working closely with the BCCM in expanding their flagship Mutual Value Measurement© project, a new way of identifying the true value of co-operatives and mutuals to their wider communities and society.

To find out more about what we do, visit our Services page.

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