MAKING SOCIAL INNOVATION A GLOBAL PRIORITY
Together, let’s place the Social and Solidarity Economy at the heart of the international agenda!
On 22nd July 2022, States and international organisations of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) gathered at the UN in New York on the initiative of UNCTAD, the ILO and the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Economy to testify to the importance of acting internationally to promote the SSE. Marlène Schiappa, French Secretary of State for Social and Solidarity Economy and Associative Life, intervened not only to recall the role of all in the promotion of SSE at national and international level, but also to testify to France’s involvement in this draft resolution.
The Minister highlighted SSE as « the bearer of solutions to what our production and consumption models of tomorrow should be », i.e. models that are « more sober, more ecological and more socially just ». She assured that France strongly supports « the combination of SSE principles, values and practices » as « an engine of economic and social progress and resilience » and insisted that « SSE must move from the margins to the norm and collectively. » The cooperative aspect of SSE was also supported, and the Minister stressed that a UN resolution for SSE would facilitate the cross-border initiatives that SSE invites.
The social and solidarity economy responds to the challenges of a changing world: sustainable growth and innovative solutions to the challenges facing our planet and its territories.
It mobilises businesses that reconcile economic performance, social and environmental impact, more ethical financing and the power of citizens to act.
Pact for Impact is a global alliance to promote and strengthen the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE), its companies and all stakeholders of social innovation.
Today, by forging new alliances with all public and private actors and civil society, companies and actors in this economy have the power to change the world!
PACT FOR IMPACT INTERNATIONAL EVENT - PARIS 2022
The Pact for Impact international event 2022 took place on March 4th in Paris.
It brought together more than 150 participants, in Paris and on Zoom, from 50 countries – delegations of States, international institutions and local authorities, foundations, cooperatives and actors of the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE), companies, networks of accelerators and social entrepreneurs – all ready to commit to meeting the major challenges of our century.
This event was an opportunity to take stock of the Alliance’s achievements in 2021 and to define its roadmap for the years to come.
The common ambition of the members of the Alliance has resulted in the release of a new Coalition Manifesto. The objective: to have SSE recognised as a major actor in sustainable development at the international level.
To implement this ambition, the participants identified the need to collectively bring a resolution at the UN level in order to have the specificity and the potential of SSE in the development of sustainable growth recognised.