Brazilian farmer Josias Gomes, 64, poses for a picture in his family land in Forquilha do Rio (Brazil)
17 April 2019

New Global Alliance for the Social and Solidarity Economy and the Inclusive Economy

The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and the Inclusive Economy each contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations. This is why France is convinced of the need to include these economies in the international political agenda by holding the Pact for Impact summit on 10 and 11 July 2019 in Paris.

Today more than ever, a new way of reconciling economic performance with social and environmental impact is required. Companies in Social and Solidarity Economy and the Inclusive Economy can play a key role as accelerators in this global transformation, seeking solutions for a better world.

All over the world, many voices and movements share this vision. This is why the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, in partnership with the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, have established the Pact for Impact initiative, a Global Alliance which aims to bring them all together under the same banner and increase their international reach.

An international announcement and an event in France

It is in this context that Christophe Itier, French High Commissioner for the Social and Solidarity Economy and Social Innovation, announced on 16 April at the UN headquarters in New York, the convening of an international meeting of States, institutions and actors that support the development of the SSE, the Inclusive Economy and social innovation, known as the Pact for Impact Summit - Paris 2019.

The Pact for Impact Summit will be held on 10 and 11 July 2019 in Paris, at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac. The summit will be an opportunity for a wide number of stakeholders (State delegations, international organisations and local authorities), from all over the world to get together to identify and draw up the proposals necessary for the international development of the Social and Inclusive Economy.

This collective work will be supported by States and international and regional organisations, through the signing of a joint declaration, in which they will voluntarily commit to help promote the SSE and the Inclusive Economy.

The event will be attended by more than 400 participants over two days and will feature:
  • Round tables, bringing together international delegations and SSE actors, some of which will be remotely accessible;
  • Thematic workshops to devise the roadmap and commitments;
  • Meetings between international actors;
  • Spaces to showcase promising projects.