Social and Solidarity Finance: Tensions, Opportunities and Transformative Potential. AN UNRISD WORKSHOP IN COLLABORATION WITH FES AND ILO.
Event brief n°2
Recent financial crises have brought to light the social and environmental harm that can be caused by instability in the financial system. Social and solidarity finance (SSF)—which includes a range of forms of finance and exchange that pursue a social mission—may offer less volatile, and therefore more sustainable, alternatives. At a time when the development community is deciding how to finance the ambitious post-2015 sustainable development agenda, the potential for SSF to contribute to a more stable financial system that is conducive to sustainable development should not be ignored.
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