Voices for Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards an Alternative? by UNRISD

As interest in alternative production, finance and consumption grows in the face of global crises, UNRISD held an international conference to explore the potential and limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) — organizations such as cooperatives, women’s self-help groups, social enterprise and associations of informal workers that have explicit social and economic objectives, and involve various forms of cooperation and solidarity. The conference took place on 6-8 May 2013 in Geneva and was co-hosted by the ILO


RIPESS is a worldwide network of continental networks promoting the Social Solidarity Economy, in order to transform our economy by putting people and the planet at the center of our activities.