International Conference on Social and Solidarity Finance

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11 May, 2016 to 13 May, 2016

Social and Solidarity Finance: Contributions, promises and challenges ProgramIn 2008, during the INAISE conference in Quebec, participants adopted the network charter. This charter represents INAISE’s principles and claims that to be able to benefit from development, we should run our business activity in a more ethical and socially responsible way. In a worldwide perspective where the United Nations redefined the Objectives of Sustainable Development for a more equilibrated development, targeting inequalities and poverty, INAISE’s project gains in acknowledgement and relevance. It is by generating financial empowerment of the most vulnerable populations with an offer of ethical products with responsible conditions that a development respectful of people and planet will be reached. This ideal finality is however not out of challenges that social finance organisations are confronted to. This year, the INAISE international conference has the objective of studying the role played by social and solidarity finance in contributing to the sustainable development of the planet. What are the contributions of SSF since the last 25 years? What are its promises? What are its challenges?

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Within the following six themes, we will try to answer these questions.

  • Theme 1: Financial tools for the empowerment and economic development
  • Theme 2: Cooperatives and their role in social economy
  • Theme 3: Family farming and value chains
  • Theme 4: Social economy and sustainable development
  • Theme 5: Social economy and women entrepreneurship
  • Theme 6: Foundations as a support in social economy

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International Association of Investors in the Social Economy
Montréal  Quebec
Social Economy & Social Enterprise
Sustainable Development