AG2R La Mondiale
AG2R La Mondiale is a social protection insurance group, employing a mode of joint and mutual governance that differentiates it from other stakeholders in the sector. Provident funds, health, savings and pensions: the group’s expertise enables it to meet the needs of all with innovative responses and adapted guarantees.
Since 1893, the French co-operative bank Crédit Coopératif, has been working to achieve a societal and human goal: promote the development of an economy with a high social value or, in other words, act for a society where human beings and the environment take precedence over capital. As a major SSE player in Europe and with its experience, Crédit Coopératif occupies an original and increasingly essential place in the French banking landscape. The support of co-operatives, non-profit managing bodies, SMEs-SMIs, associations as well as private individuals are all qualities and know-how developed at Crédit Coopératif.
Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins
Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins is the leading financial institution specializing in social economy and responsible investment in Quebec. It finances collective projects with the concern to combining solidarity, economy, development and innovation. Thus, on the criterion of economic viability are added the social profitability and the dynamism of the communities.
Développement Solidaire International(Canada)
Développement Solidaire International offers a technical expertise in financial and advisory services on an international level. At the service of social and responsible finance, the organization promotes the exchange of knowledge and is characterized by a close union between its members.
Fondaction is an institutional organization that has helped Quebecers since 1996 to prepare for retirement thanks an inexpensive retirement savings plan. Likewise, the savings collected are invested in SMEs in the territory. The economy generated by Fondaction guarantees quality jobs while promoting a more efficient, fairer and greener economy.
Created by a group of traders from Niort (France) in 1960, Macif if a mutual insurance company that has built itself around a social approach, specific to SSE. Thanks to its reputation, Macif has broadened its sphere of members to meet the immediate needs and expectations of its customers. It is distinctive in not aiming at making individual profit and does not belong to its shareholders nor to the State but to its members.
Founded in 1934, Maif is a mutual insurance company based on the principle of collective profit and the satisfaction of its members. In the associative world, Maif is the leading insurer, each member being a responsible player for the future and projects of the mutual. Its independence from major financial groups and the application of its values have naturally led Maif to make ethics and social economy its cornerstone to prove that another economy is possible.
Founded in 1999 and active in 17 countries with more than 2,500 collaborators, Up Group is an international co-operative. By facilitating access to food, education and culture (checks, cards…) the Group supports projects to fight against any form of exclusion, focus on social innovation, sustainable development and thus, promotes SSE.
Association Guinea Vision Future (Guinea)
In 2007, the idea of creating the association Guinea Vision Future emerged from the desire of young unemployed graduates to attempt self-entrepreneurship. By opting for this social and efficient approach, it is the improvement of their living conditions and the socio-economic development of Guinea that is being rethought. Both at national and international level, the association aims at promoting the development of SMEs or any other structure to manage or create by young people.
Appui à la Micro-Entreprise (Comoros)
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Government of the Comoros and the International Labor Organization (ILO) have set up the AMIE association project to facilitate the creation and financing of small and medium-sized enterprises. The economic development of the Comoros also inevitably passes through the development of their enterprises. The microfinance system enables the inclusion of vulnerable populations, particularly women and young people.
Acteurs Pour une Economie Solidaire (Togo)
Initiated by a proposal to the International Solution Appeal of the Network of France Citizens' Schools and the network of Citizenship Development Associations in Morocco, APES Togo aims at contributing to the social and economic development of the population, in particular through co-operative entrepreneurship. As a result of this dynamic, the association has organized a Pan-African Youth SSE Forum to promote this new social economy and highlight the initiatives of young entrepreneurs of the African continent.
Association pour la Promotion de la Femme et de l’Enfant (Mali)
Founded in 1992, the NGO APROFEM promotes an economic dynamic in Mali where women have an important place in the development of their territory and solidarity. The NGO thus intervenes on local governance - in order to make it more ethical and legitimate – inclusion, care of people affected by HIV, children's rights and sustainable agriculture.
Created during the 2011 Mont-Blanc Meetings by SSE organizations of Central America, the association Aq'ab'al aims to be an engine of creation of projects and to consolidate alliances between countries and organizations sharing the same values. The interest is to achieve better management for companies, in an environmental vision and to create tools of solidarity financing in order to establish a virtuous circle in societal exchanges and practices.
As a cooperative bank specializing in the civil service, Casden places at the heart of its activity strong values of solidarity, equity and trust. It offers its members a global offer of savings, credit, guarantee and proximity support.
Fitafam is an association founded in 1999 that became an NGO in 2008. It works to promote solidarity and puts at the service of others its competences based on Community development and the environment.
Founded in 1988, France Active is a network dedicated to entrepreneurs and the search for financial solutions adapted to the transformation of society. A pioneer in solidarity finance, the association has set itself the ambition of bringing social responses and reducing inequalities by creating jobs and boosting territories. More than a network, France Active supports major entrepreneurs and financial companies in their innovative approaches.
Global Social Economy Forum
Global Social Economy Forum is an international association that aims to bring together local governments and civil society actors, including through their annual forum. Within the association, an advocacy action allows the recognition of the social and solidarity economy as a key factor of local economic development.
Institute for the Development of Associative Economics (Dominican Republic)
Non-profit organization involved in the development of good economic and social relations in the Dominican Republic, IDEAC contributes to the development of social enterprises and the dissemination of ethical practices and values.
In 1987, Kafo Jiginew was one of the first mutual savings and credit institutes to be established in Mali, serving people with modest incomes. The institution expresses, among other things, the will of farmers and artisans to be masters of their development in order to build it in a resilient and sustainable way. For example, Kafo Jiginew (“Granaries union” in Bamankan, the local language) is accredited as a microfinance institution offering local financial services and thus an improvement in living conditions.
Research laboratory of economic and social transformations – Fundamental Institute of Black Africa (Senegal)
The LARTES research laboratory specializes in analyzing socio-economic changes, poverty and social protection, and assisting development stakeholders. The analysis of public policies, governance, local development is at the core of the laboratory activities.
France & Africa Partnership for co-development (Cameroon)
Recognized as being of public utility in Cameroon, the non-governmental organization PFAC promotes solidarity development on the territories. Thanks to a greater visibility of the Social and Solidarity Economy, the association develops fair trade and puts in place solutions for sustainable development.
P&V is a Belgian insurance co-operative group, born in 1907 with the primary objective of ensuring the maximum number of people and where the solidarity between the insured and society prevails. Profit is not an end in itself but rather a means to actively participate in a more solidarity society with 1,600 employees guaranteeing the quality of services. At the European level, the P&V Group shares its experiences with other mutual and co-operative insurers to develop innovative and social solutions.
African Network of Social and Solidarity Economy (Mali)
The African Network of Social and Solidarity Economy (RAESS) is an association created by a network of 25 civil society organizations from different African countries. Through advocacy, RAESS campaigns for a constructive and contributory public-private partnership in order to rethink development approaches.
Founded in 1982, Vega Real is a Dominican co-operative that currently has more than 100,000 members. Its high social and ethics ambition and commitment to the preservation of the environment make it an essential co-operative in the landscape of social and economic initiatives in the country.