• Submitted by: Mont-Blanc Meeting association - Rencontres du Mont-Blanc
  • Topic: Partnerships for Sustainable Development
  • Keywords: social and solidarity economy,social and economic growth,sustainable development,solidarity,gender equality,corporate sustainability
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date of completion: 11 Nov 2013
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In Support of Rio+20 Future We Want
This initiative is in support of paragraph 3 of the Rio+20 outcome document, the Future We Want
Deliverables & Resources
The Mont-Blanc Meetings – International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs


Members : social and solidarity enterprises (MAIF (France), PFAC (Cameroon), Lartes (Senegal), MACIF(France), MATMUT (France), AG2R La Mondiale (France), Caisse ES Desjardins (Quebec), Fondaction (Quebec), DSI (Quebec), Crédit Coopératif (France), Groupe Chèque Déjeuner (France), Aqabal (Costa Rica), Esfin-Ides (France), IDEAC (Dominican Republic), AMIE (Comoros), Kafo Jiginew (Mali)

States (represented in the Rio+20 side-event): France, Brazil, Ecuador

Description/achievement of initiative

The MBM organizes a worldwide forum with entrepreneurs of social and solidarity economy (SSE) on the theme “Post-2015 MDGs: changing the course of globalization through SSE”.

The forum will focus on new objectives definitation for the post-2015 Millennium challenges as:

• Is there redistribution of roles between States, local authorities, SSE enterprises, traditional private sector?
• How do Civil Society exercise its empowerment and societal responsibility?
• Education: what contents to be taught? how effective is the learning ? measures to improve access to training?
• Commons: is collective management a model for tomorrow?

Implementation methodologies

From November 2012 to November 2013, the Board of Directors, and all the Committees work on the logistic aspects of the event.
The Scientific Committee (SC) is in charge to work on the theme that is the involvement of the SSE in the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals. The SC will first assess the MDG's implemented from 2000 to 2015, and then make proposals to be a decision support for new objectives. A preliminary report will be published and send to the attendees, in order to let them think and define together new development goals, focused on the social and solidarity economy output to achieve it.

The methodology employed to reach collective decisions and recommendations will be workshops. During the Forum, conferences and round tables will alternate with workshops made with 10 or 15 persons each. At the end of the event, a synthesis with the proposals of the attendees will be done and send to the Head of States and International Organizations who already have expressed their approval towards MBM activities or who are involved in the promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy in their country or geographical areas.

Deliverable Date
Conclusion of the MBM Forum and synthesis 2013
Initiatives report, 3rd edition 2013
Pre-report MBM 2013
MBM book: The SSE, a response to the international challenges 2013
Type Details
Financing (in USD) $500,000
In-kind contribution members, voluntaries
Staff / Technical expertise 2 permanent staff and technical expertise on communication and public relations
Copyright United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs