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The Social and Solidarity Economy

The ILO approach to Social Economy - Sustainable Enterprises

Type: Fact sheet
Date issued: 03 November 2014

Today’s challenges - unemployment, exclusion, inequality, poverty and global warming - oblige us to rethink the way we do business. One product of this rethinking has been the emergence of social enterprises - businesses with primarily social objectives – as part of a growing “social economy” that also includes the economic activities of community and voluntary organizations.

Tags: decent work, employment, social dialogue, social protection, capacity building, sustainable development, business, cooperatives, cooperative development

Regions and countries covered: Global

Unit responsible: Cooperatives

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