Inspiration, innovation and inclusion: Shaping our future with  the social and solidarity economy

Session 9: Going green with the social economy

Mar 21, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



(EN/FR) Social economy organisations have been building green value chains for decades, promoting activities to mitigate the consequences of climate change. As business models are required to incorporate sustainability objectives and increase local collaborations, social economy entities can address these new needs, enabling inclusion and participation of diverse stakeholders in the green transition. Thus, by reinforcing the role of the social economy in the green transition our economies and societies can benefit from a wider favourable impact on individuals, communities, and places. This session will discuss the progress the social economy is bringing to the green transition. Panellists will discuss: • How is the social economy supporting a fair and inclusive green transition and what can policy do to strengthen it? • What role does the social economy play in the circular economy? • What can the mainstream economy learn from the social economy to further propel the green transition?


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