Save the date: Our member FORTALECER and the INAISE Board of directors are happy to announce the scheduled date for our next AGM and conference events in May 2015: 13th (AGM), 14th + 15th (Conference and Summit on Social and Solidarity Finance) in Lima/ Peru.
Our member FEBEA (European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers) is engaged since 2001 in the promotion of ethical and solidarity-based finance in Europe, and gathers today 26 ethical and alternative financial institutions in 14 Countries.
In its January newsletter RIPESS Europe essentially informs about activities of actors in social and solidarity economy in 2015, for example the Berlin 2015 Solidarity Economy Congress, news from the networks and european institutions. Other topics treated: No solidarity economy without democracy…; Social and Solidarity Economy: a rising force?; Zaragoza: when Solidarity Economy engages in food sovereignty; RIPESS is awarded a prize for UN campaign.
The financial services industry across the globe is undergoing strategic transformation as the focus shifts from short term profitability to long term success. The sustainability challenge i.e. embedding environmental, social, economic and financial aspects in the organisation’s DNA is now increasingly recognised as the most critical challenge that the financial institutions face today.